Profile: Tracy F. H. Chang

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Dr. Tracy F. H. Chang was born and grew up in Taiwan. She received her Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Fu-Jen University in Taiwan and Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of Iowa. 

She was a rank-and-file organizer for the Campaign to Organized Graduate Student (COGS), UE Local 896, which successfully organized 2,6000 graduate employees at the University of Iowa in 1996. She was elected to the Negotiation Committee, which successfully negotiated its first contract with the university. Later on, she worked as a special project for UE, responsible for internal organizing for the Local.

From 1998 to 2009, she was a faculty member at the Center for Labor Education and Research at the University of Alabama. She has served as the Director of LEARN (Labor Education and Research Now) in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers School of Management of Labor Relations.

Her teaching interests include union building, collective bargaining, and political economy; her research interests include sociology of work and occupation, social stratification, labor and politics, and international labor movement.