4. Recent Awards & Grants

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2013. The New York City Comptroller’s Award on the Occasion of Celebrating the Asian  American Heritage Month (May) for “his passion and dedication to education and teaching others; for his commitment to providing the public with resources, facts and information about their communities, for his outstanding sociological research; and for his tremendous contribution the City of New York. One of Five Recipients among Asian Americans

2013. Reception of “Proud Koreans’ Award” from the Overseas Korean Journalists’ Association, one of six recipients of the awards and the only one in the Korean community in the U.S.

2012. The Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (*the only Asian American sociologist who has ever received this award)

2012. Reception of the Honorable Mention Award (runner-up) in the Best Book Award from the  Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association for his book Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations.

2012. The Community Service Award from the Korean American Association of New York

2012. Grant of $50,000 from Bogopa Inc. for the Research Center for Korean Community

2011. Grant of $50,000 from Bogopa Inc. for the Research Center for Korean Community

2011. Reception of Honorable Mention (runner-up) in the Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award competition from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association for his book Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations

2010. Reception of the 2010 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for the Studies of Koreans Abroad for Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations

2010. The “Stand Up for Justice” Award from MinKwon Center for Community Action (the most powerful Korean empowerment organization in the New York-New Jersey area)

2010. The Life-Time Achievement Award from the Korean-American Association of New York on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Its Foundation

2011. Grant of $50,000 from Bogopa Inc. for the Research Center for Korean Community

2009. Reception of $200,000 from Bogopa Inc. to Establish the Research Center for Korean Community (The Center Established in Fall 2009)

2006-2007. Visiting Scholar Fellowship at Russell Sage Foundation for writing a book on Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York City

2005-2007. National Science Foundation Grant ($101,791), “The Effect of Immigrant Entrepreneurship on Ethnic Attachment and Solidarity: A Comparison of Chinese, Indian, and Korean Immigrants in New York

2000. Reception of Honorable Mention Award in the 2000 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Competition from The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights and Bigotry. Struggle for Ethnic Identity: Personal Narratives by Asian American Professionals

1998. The Outstanding Book Award by the Section on Asia and Asian America of the American Sociological Association for Caught in the Middle: Korean Merchants in New York and Los Angeles.

1997. The National Book Award in Social Science by the Association for Asian American Studies for Caught in the Middle: Korean Merchants in New York and Los Angeles.

1997. The Community Service-through-Research Award by the Korean Association of New York.