Ming Hsu Chen is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she is a faculty member of the law school. She is the Faculty-Director of the Immigration and Citizenship Law Program and holds faculty affiliations in Political Science and Ethnic Studies. Professor Chen brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of immigration, civil rights, and the administrative state. In the law school, she teaches a variety of law and social science courses including Immigration Law, Citizenship Law, Administrative Law, Legislation & Regulation, Law & Politics: Race in America, and Law & Social Change. Her research on citizenship bridges law and social science. She writes at the intersection of immigration and administrative law. Her first solo-authored book, Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era, will be published by Stanford University Press in May 2020.
Professor Chen serves as Co-Editor for the Immigration Prof blog (@immprof). She writes for the Scholars Strategy network and The Conversation (@minghsuchen) and her research has been featured in BBC The World, National Public Radio, CBS Denver, The Denver Post and other media outlets. She sits on the Colorado Advisory Council to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Chen clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. She also worked for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, and the Brookings Institution. She earned degrees from the University of California Berkeley (Ph.D 2011), New York University Law School (JD 2004), and Harvard College (AB 2000).