I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. As a gender and family sociologist, my work focuses on gender relations and inequalities in family life and the workplace in China and the United States. My work emphasizes a mix-method approach that combines quantitative and qualitative content analysis, survey, interview, and experiment.
Currently, I am working on three main research projects. First, in my dissertation work, I investigate gender differences in motivations, experiences, and outcomes of divorce litigations, and how such differences are linked to the broader gender structure in post-reform China. In the second project, I examine how employers evaluate motherhood status in the era of the two-child policy in China to understand the effect of the state's policy on workplace discrimination. In the third project, I study the public perception of criminal sentencing in the context of sexual violence to understand how extralegal factors may affect access to criminal justice.
I take great joy in teaching. I have designed, taught, and assisted courses, including Statistics for Sociological Research, Social Statistics Bootcamp, Linear Regression, and Marriage & Family.
Additionally, I served as a former assistant editor for the American Sociological Review.