ChorSwang Ngin (California State University Los Angeles) is Ambassador of EURO-EXPERT in the United States and Southeast Asia. Thanks to her extensive ethnographic and consulting work in China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Southern California she contributes to the work of EURO-EXPERT by connecting the concept of cultural expertise with the variety of practices and potential application worldwide. Her research interests include the relationship between race, ethnicity and culture as they are expressed in Asian and Asian American issues. Prof. Ngin has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation to examine the connections between Asian Studies and Asian American Studies.
Prof. Ngin is widely acknowledged for her broad-based knowledge about Asia and Asian America, and a specialisation on the anthropological understanding of race, culture and ethnicity, she is often appointed as expert for asylum applications from Southeast Asia.
In the community, she has been a Board Member of the Orange County Human Relations Council since 1992 and a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Community Coalition since 1998.
Ngin serves as the Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) Program at CSULA.
She is the author of Identities on Trial in the United States: Asylum Seekers from Asia.