Allison Sullivan

Allison Sullivan is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Emory University. Her research centers on issues related to Asian Americans, racialization, and inequality in the workplace and labor market. Her most recent project examines Asian American professionals’ experiences with racialized feeling rules and emotion management. Building off of this research, part of her dissertation investigates the linkages between culture, family, and the so-called “bamboo ceiling”—a term for the specific barriers to promotion that Asian Americans encounter. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Allison worked as a Fulbright ETA in South Korea, an elementary teacher and Teach For America corps member in San Antonio, and a program coordinator for an international aid and refugee resettlement nonprofit in Atlanta. She holds a BA in political science and economics, an MS in conflict management, and an MA in sociology. When she isn’t researching or teaching, Allison spends her time traveling, walking her dog, playing games with her family, trying new vegan restaurants and recipes, and running an Asian American Studies book club on campus.