Angie Chuang's research focuses on race, identity and news-media representations of Otherness. Her case studies on American Otherness examine print, broadcast, and online news media portrayals. These studies include news phenomena spotlighting Asian Americans, African Americans, Muslim Americans, Latinx Americans, and others. They show that news-media constructions of American identity are highly complex and contextual, based on historically rooted perceptions of Self and Other, beyond legalistic signifiers of Americanness such as citizenship or residency. She also writes literary journalism, narrative nonfiction and memoir that explore similar issues of identity in the form of the immigrant experience, cultural identity, and the intersections of race, gender, sexuality in contemplations of free will and decision-making.