About me



I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

I received my BA in Anthropology at National Taiwan University and my MA in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. I am interested in educational stratification and I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to pursue my research interest.

In my dissertation, I use 15 months of participant observation and 85 interviews with high school students, parents, and teachers to examine the process of adolescent elite status reproduction in Beijing, China. Specifically, I look at how elite families navigate the Chinese educational system and strategize against uncertain exam outcomes.

My other lines of ongoing research use longitudinal datasets to examine multigenerational status transmission in Taiwan and internal migration in China.





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