Grace Kao

Grace Kao is a Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her A.B. in Sociology and Oriental Languages from the University of California, Berkeley and her A.M. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

Professor Kao researches the educational attainment and achievement of immigrants and ethnic and racial minority groups.

Representative Publications

Kao, Grace, and Jennifer S. Thompson. “Racial and Ethnic Stratification in Educational Achievement and Attainment.” Annual Review of Sociology (2003): 417-442

Burke, Ruth, and Grace Kao. “Bearing the Burden of Whiteness: the Implications of Racial Self-Identification for Multiracial Adolescents’ School Belonging and Academic Achievement.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 36.5 (2013): 747-773

Raleigh, Elizabeth, and Grace Kao. “Do Immigrant Minority Parents Have More Consistent College Aspirations for Their Children?.” Social Science Quarterly 91.4 (2010): 1083-1102

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