Dr. Sharon Lee is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology. She has received research funding from U.S. organizations including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and in Canada, from SSHRC and Metropolis BC. Her current research includes a three-year SSHRC-supported project comparing the socioeconomic integration of Asian immigrants and their children in Canada and the U.S., a study of national ethnic identities in Australia, Canada, and the United States, and housing transitions among immigrants in Canada. She is on the Council of the Canadian Population Society, and has served as an adviser to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The U.S. Congress, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, U.S. Social Security Administration, and National Endowment for the Arts have invited her to testify/present on immigration, race/ethnicity, and cultural diversity issues.


Sharon Lee’s main current research interests are:

  • Race and ethnicity (measurement, intermarriage, identity)
  • Immigration and immigrant experiences
  • Social inequalities
  • Applied and policy research

Contact Information:

E-mail: sml@uvic.ca