I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Swarthmore College. I completed my PhD 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 three-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 Social Analysis, Statistics for Sociological Research, Social Statistics Bootcamp, Linear Regression, Research Design and Methods, Marriage and Family, Gender, Work and Family in Contemporary China, and Gender, Work and Family in East Asia.
Additionally, I served as a former assistant editor for the American Sociological Review.