I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from Zhejiang University (China) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kentucky (USA). My Economics dissertation explored social networks and informal finance, while my Sociology dissertation examined the impact of China's one-child policy on gendered crime.
As a passionate criminologist with a focus on gender issues, my research interests encompass criminology, criminal justice, gender studies, social network analysis, Asian and Asian American Studies, and China Studies. I employ both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate gender disparities in criminal offending, victimization, and the criminal justice system's processes in America, China, and globally.
My research has been published in esteemed peer-reviewed journals such as Feminist Criminology, Social Sciences, The Sociological Quarterly, and the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. I have also contributed to edited volumes such as Women and Minorities in Criminal Justice and Perceptions of Female Offenders.
My debut book, The Lonely Generation: Unraveling China’s Population Crisis After the One-Child Policy, is set for release in 2024 with Lexington Books. This book provides an in-depth exploration of China's population crisis following the reversal of the one-child policy. It highlights the exacerbated gender inequalities experienced by the new generation of women, showcasing how these disparities clash with their elevated dreams and aspirations.