Anne Tseng


Anne Tseng
  • BA, University of British Columbia
  • MA, University of Washington
  • PhD, University of Washington


My areas of interest include stratification, work & occupations, and immigration. My current research project examines sanctuary cities as pro-immigrant spaces. Specifically, I examine the role of municipal actors and organizations in widening the boundaries of participation and inclusion for immigrants lacking formal citizenship. Using data spanning over 200 cities in the U.S., I argue that cities can play a pivotal role in constructing pro-immigrant spaces within hostile environments that shape the lived experiences of immigrants lacking regular status.

I obtained my PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2022. I started teaching at Ƶ in 2018. I primarily teach SOCI 1125 and SOCI 1155. I enjoy introducing the discipline of sociology to my students and encouraging them to exercise their sociological imaginations. I strive to create welcoming and inclusive spaces for students to engage critically and analyze contemporary social issues and problems.


  • SOCI 1125 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1155 Social Issues


Stratification, inequality, work & occupations, immigration