I am a postdoc research associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University. I received a dual-title Ph.D. in Rural Sociology and Demography at the Pennsylvania State University.
My research interest is positioned in the intersection of population health, stratification and International development. The overarching objective of my current research program is to examine how culture-related concepts, including norms, attitudes and aspirations are related with demographic behaviors and individual well-being. This broad interest is being translated within different substantive areas of sociology, including aging, transition to adulthood and fertility. I approach my research from both spatial and life course perspectives and utilize multiple methodological tools, including spatial, multilevel, longitudinal as well as computational and demographic techniques.

Research Interests

Stratification; Life Course; Rural Development; Spatial, Longitudinal, and Multilevel Analyses; Demographic Techniques; Population Projection


  • Ph.D., Demography and Rural Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2018
  • M.S., Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • B.S., Economics, Lanzou University, 2011