International Migration; Globalization; Economic Sociology; Labor Migration from China and Southeast Asia; Japan's Immigration Policies; Qualitative Methods.
I am doing research on labor migration in East and Southeast Asia; in particular, I am interested in patterns of labor migration and migrant workers’ transnational experiences from China and Southeast Asian countries. I seek to understand these topics by analyzing immigration and emigration policies of states, migration industries, and the changing familial and social contexts that migrant workers are embedded in. My dissertation looks at the implementation of Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) and the Specified Skilled Worker (SSW) Visa Regime.
Qiaoyan Li Rosenberg. 2023. “The Control and Agency Dialectic of Guest Worker Programmes: Evidence from Chinese Construction Workers in Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
- Notehelfer Prize for the Best Unpublished Paper Awarded by UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies ($1,000) 2022
- UCLA Department of Sociology Summer Fellowship ($2,000) 2021
- Fulbright – Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad ($50,649 plus tuition) 2020-2021
- Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program (declined) 2020-2021
- UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship ($20,000 plus tuition) 2019-2020
- UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship ($6,000) 2019
- UCLA Burkle Center The Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) 2018-2019
- UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (declined) 2018
- Herbert and Helen Kawahara Fellowship Awarded by UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies ($5,000) 2018
- Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowship Awarded by UCLA Asia Pacific Center ($7,000) 2018
- UCLA Department of Sociology Graduate Student Fellowship ($21,000 plus tuition) 2017-2018
- Japan Nitori International Scholarship (1,320,000 yen) 2014-2015
- Shimonoseki City Mayor Prize in the Japanese Speech Contest Organized by the Japan-China Friendship Association 2010
- International Communication Friendship Prize in the Japanese Speech Contest Organized by Shimonoseki City University, Japan 2010
- Honor of A Distinguished Student at Qingdao University 2009
- Qingdao University Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship 2008-2009
“The Control and Agency Dialectic of a Guest Worker Program: Evidence from Chinese Construction Workers in Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)”. May 2022. Presented at the Japan Association for Migration Policy Studies (JAMPS) Annual Meeting.
“Labor Migration in East Asia: Chinese Migrant Workers in Japan’s Guest Worker Program”. April 2022. Talk at the UCLA Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) weekly seminar series (virtually).
“The Control and Agency Dialectic of Guest Worker Program: Evidence from Chinese Construction Workers in Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)”. April 2022. Presented at the Chicago Ethnography Conference hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison (virtually).
“Guest Worker Program in Japan: Chinese Workers’ Mobility in Constructing the 2020 Olympic Games’ Infrastructure”. August 2020. Presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting (virtually).
Dr. Rubén Hernández-León (chair), Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Dr. Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Dr. Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Dr. Gracia Liu-Farrer, Professor of Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University, Japan