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My major research interests include social stratification and inequality, economic sociology, demography, racial and ethnic relations, and East Asian societies. Prior to Hong Kong Baptist University, I was in the department of sociology at Texas A&M University. I have published research in American Sociological ReviewAnnual Review of Sociology, Chinese Journal of SociologyDemography, International Migration Review, Journal of Economic Inequality, Sociology of Education, and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity among other outlets. I am currently doing research on the socioeconomic attainments of South Asian Americans; an organizational model of class structure based on patterns of economic exploitation; and a review of inequality and mobility studies of East Asian societies. I teach courses on statistics and research methods, racial and ethnic relations, demography, and social stratification.

Research Interests

Social stratification and inequality, Racial and ethnic relations, Demography, Economic sociology, and East Asia societies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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