- IBM Professor of Sociology
- Chair, Department of Sociology
- Faculty Director, Education Studies
- Director, Center for Empirical Research on Stratification and Inequality
Grace Kao studies race, ethnicity, and immigration as they collectively relate to education and relationships among young people. She also has interests in the effects of migration on young people and has written papers on these topics in Mexico, China, and Spain. Currently, she is one of a team of researchers (led by Hyunjoon Park) that is examining the transition to adulthood among Korean Millennials.