Dan Cui

Associate Professor

Dan Cui

Office: CRN 340
905-688-5550 x4548

Dr. Dan Cui is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies. She received her PhD degree in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. Before joining Brock University, she held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of British Columbia (2015-17), and an Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary (2013-15). Currently, she holds several funded research projects, including integration of racialized minority immigrant youth in Canada and the United States; immigration and employment transition of international students; and Asian Canadians studies. She is looking for excellent students to work with her on these projects

  • Immigrant youth
  • International students
  • Chinese overseas
  • Asian Canadians/Americans
  • Immigration, integration and transnationalism
  • Sociology of education
  • Multiculturalism and social justice
  • Intersectionality of race, class and gender
  • Agency/resilience
  • Critical pedagogy
  • School/university to work transition
  • Comparative and international education
  • Qualitative research methodologies


Cui, D., & Worrell, F. C. (2019). Media, symbolic violence and racialized habitus: Voices from Chinese Canadian youth. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 44(3), 233-256.

Cui, D. (2019). Model minority stereotype and racialized habitus: Chinese Canadian youth struggling racial discrimination at school. Journal of Childhood Studies, 44(3), 70-84.

Cui, D. (2019). Decolonising dominant knowledge construction in the education of immigrant youth in Canada. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 38(1), 67-75.

Cui, D. (2017). Teachers’ racialised habitus in school knowledge construction: A Bourdieusian analysis of social inequality beyond class. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 38(8), 1152-1164.

Cui, D., Arthur, N., & Domene, J. (2017). Accompanying partners of international students: Reflections on three issues. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 47(1), 171-190.

Cui, D. (2015). Capital, distinction and racialized habitus: Immigrant youth in the fields of Canadian schools. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(9), 1154-1169.

Cui, D., & Kelly, J. (2013). “Too Asian?” or the invisible citizen on the other side of the nation? The Journal of International Migration and Integration, 14(1), 157-174.

Cui, D. (2011). Two multicultural debates and the lived experiences of Chinese-Canadian youth. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 43/44(3-1), 123-143.

CHYS 3P94 Childhood, Youth and Equity Studies
CHYS 4P38 Advanced Topics in Childhood, Youth and Societies
CHYS 4P07 Issues in Multiculturalism
CHYS 7P10 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Social Research with Children and Youth