I'm Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.
I'm broadly interested in inequality, finance, organization, race, and quantitative method. I'm particularly attracted to unconventional data and statistical graphics.
My research examines the connection between the rise of finance and growing inequality in the United States. My analysis shows that the financialization of the US economy is associated with declining labor's share of income, growing executive compensation, widening earnings dispersion, low employment growth, and increasing compensation premium for elite workers in the financial sector.
My other research projects explore how race, gender, education, and sexual orientation jointly shape the interaction among millions of internet daters on a mainstream dating website.
I received my B.A. in sociology from National Taiwan University and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.