Kay Kei-ho Pih

Kay Kei-ho Pih
Full-Time Faculty
(818) 677-3294
Office location:
SN 311



  • 2004 Ph.D. Sociology University of California, Riverside Dissertation Title: "Neighborhood Context and Homicides: Examining the Nonlinear Relationship between Poverty, Institutional Breakdowns and Homicides," Chair: Robert Nash Parker Ph.D.
  • 1999 M.A. Sociology University of California, Riverside
  • 1997 B.A. Sociology New York University, Magna Cum Laude

Courses Taught

Criminology (Undergraduate and Graduate), Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, Transnational and Organized Crime, Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Chinese Society, Introduction to Sociology, Deviance and Society, Urban Sociology

Selected Publications and Presentations

Pih, Kay Kei-ho, Akihiko Hirose and KuoRay Mao. 2010. "Gangs as Contractors: the Social Organization of American Taiwanese Youth Gangs in Southern California". Trends in Organized Crime 13: 115-133 (Lead Article).

Hirose, Akihiko and Kay Kei-ho Pih. 2009. "Men Who Submit: Hegemonic and Marginalized Masculinities in Mixed Martial Arts" Men and Masculinities first published on September 23, 2009 doi: 10.1177/0044118X09337500.

Pih, Kay Kei-ho, Mario De La Rose, Douglas Drugh and KuoRay Mao. 2008. "Different Strokes for Different Gangs: A Capital Analysis of Latino and Asian Gang Youths." Sociological Perspectives 51:473-494.

Pih, Kay Kei-ho and KuoRay Mao. 2005. "'Golden Parachute'and Gangbanging: Suburban Chinese Gangs in Southern California," Journal of Gang Research 12:59-72.

Research and Interests

Transnational Crime, Asian Criminal Organizations, Organized Crime and Gangs, Criminological Theory, Health Care and Immigrant Communities, Food and Culture