York College / City University of New York
Zhang, Xiaodan

Zhang, Xiaodan

Associate Professor

Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2619
Office Location: AC-3F04
Email: xzhang@york.cuny.edu

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.

Office Hours

Tuesday4:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday10:30am - 12:00pm


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 

Areas of Expertise

  • Sociology of work and organization, gender studies

Publications in Field Of Expertise