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Zhang, Xiaodan

Zhang, Xiaodan

Associate Professor
Social Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • Sociology of work and organization
  • Gender studies

Xiaodan Zhang's research focuses on changing labor relations under the economic reform in China. It is part of her larger intellectual inquires into construction and reproduction of power relations in society. The theoretical questions are centered on the relations between institutions, human actions and social changes. She also examines the cultural factor; but her interest is in finding out how and why certain cultural elements survive different social systems. Gender is another area of study. She is interested in women’s social movements in China and how it adopts, applies and redefines feminist theories from the West.

Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Columbia University  Sociology  2005 
MA  Columbia University  Sociology  1994 
MA  CUNY Graduate Center  Women's Studies  1992 
BA  East China Normal Univeristy  Chinese Language and Literature  1982 

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Zhang, Xiaodan
 

Zhang, Xiaodan
Associate Professor
Social Sciences