Research Interests

Immigration, Ethnic Relations, Nonprofit organizations, Culture, Asian Communities, Research Methods

Research Projects

Currently I am working on several projects:

i) Nonprofit Organizations and Global philanthropy

ii) Ethnic Identities in Hong Kong Films

iii) Ethnic Businesses in Toronto (with Eric Fong)

iv) Asian MSM in Vancouver (with Nadine Nakamura)

Recent Publications


Fong, Eric, Guoqing Li, and Elic Chan. Forthcoming. “Emigration as Family Strategy in Chinese Context: Emigration from Fuqing, China” in Journal of International Migration and Integration

Nakamura, Nadine, Elic Chan, and Benedikt Fischer. 2013. “Hard to Crack: Experiences of community integration among first and second generation Asian MSM in Canada” Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology 19(3): 248-256.

Chan, Elic and Eric Fong. 2012. “Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Korean Self-Employment in Canada” in Koreans in Canada: Perspectives on Migration, Integration and the Family (pp. 115-132), edited by Marianne Noh, Samuel Noh and Ann Kim. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Fong, Eric and Elic Chan, 2011. “Residential Patterns Among Religious Groups In Canadian Cities.” City and Community 10(4): 393-413.

Fong, Eric, Xingshan Cao, and Elic Chan. 2010. “Out of Sight, Out of Mind?: Patterns of Transnational Contact among Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Toronto.” Sociological Forum 25(3): 428-449.

Fong, Eric and Elic Chan. 2010. “The Effects of Economic Standing, Individual Preferences, and Co-Ethnic Resources on Immigrant Residential Clustering.” International Migration Review 44(1): 111-141.

Winter 2016
No SOCI course(s) were found for W2016 term.Winter 2016

SOCI302A Ethnic and Racial Inequality - ETHNIC & RACIAL Sections

A critical examination of classical and contemporary theories and research evidence concerning ethnic and racial inequality at the societal and interpersonal levels.


Ph.D. Sociology, University of Toronto