Chieh Hsu, M.P.P.


Max Weber Institute of Sociology
Heidelberg University
Bergheimer Str. 58
69115 Heidelberg

Room: 02.013
Phone: 06221 54-2981

Research Interests

Chieh Hsu is a PhD candidate in sociology at the Max Weber Institute and a scholar at the Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences. Her current PhD research project explores the early post-arrival experience among Chinese-speaking skilled female migrants who came to Germany for family reunification, and investigates how they conceive employment and their attempts to (re)join the labor market in the host country. She pays special attention to issues of citizenship and identity, welfare regimes, gender relations, and forms of social interactions in her research on international migration, and has worked with census data, focus groups, and interviews in the past.

Hsu received her Master of Public Policy degree from Brown University (Rhode Island, USA) in 2010 and has a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, along with a minor in International Relations, from National Taiwan University (2007).

Areas of Interest: family migration, skilled migration, citizenship and identity, welfare state, gender relations, race relations, discourses, forms and settings of social interactions, inequality in the labor market, parent-child relationships

Current Research Projects

  • The Post-Arrival Experience of Chinese-speaking Highly Skilled Female Family Migrants in Germany and Their Employment Intentions