Welcome! I am a joint doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. My research interests lie primarily in organizational theory, economic sociology, and political sociology. Drawing on qualitative and statistical methods, my dissertation explores why and how firms in China donate to grassroots nonprofit organizations that are not dependent organs of the state. In recent projects, I study procurement strategies of the U.S. federal government, discursive transformation of China’s state media, and role of physical workspace in shaping intra-organizational political struggles.
My research has been recognized and supported by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) and the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Center for International Social Science Research at the University of Chicago, among others.