Almost 6 years to turn a graduate school paper into a publication = A really long time
Getting to mention karaoke in AERJ = Priceless
My article comparing SAT prep in Korean American/Chinese American communities is finally out. This paper will always hold a special place in my heart, not just because of the lengthy time that has passed since Draft 1 in 2006, but because it’s somewhat of a love letter (if you can call logistic regression a love letter) to the communities that have nurtured/fed me over the years, from immigrant congregations in Ohio to the bounty of KTown/The 626. There’s a lot of messiness that happens in ethnic communities, but there’s also something special about the infrastructure that promotes togetherness in a society that’s increasingly bowling alone.
Park, J.J. (2012). It takes a village (or an ethnic economy): The varying roles of socioeconomic status, religion, and social capital in SAT Preparation for Chinese and Korean American students. American Educational Research Journal, 49(4), 624-650.