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.

My research examines the connection between the rise of finance and growing inequality in the United States. I view social inequality as an equilibrium of the countervailing forces from powerful organizations with economic and political resources, with the former gradually replace the latter in determining policies that condition the markets and govern the redistribution process. In this light, I find the emergence of large, global investment funds and banks critical in generating and sustaining the high level of inequality in the United States and other countries.

My analysis indicates 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 earnings premium for elite workers in the financial sector.

My study of online dating explore how race, gender, education, and sexual orientation jointly shape the interaction among millions of internet daters.

I received my B.A. in sociology from National Taiwan University and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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