IMG_0324Hi, my name is Angran Li (李昂然). I will join the Department of Sociology at Zhejiang University, China in September 2019. I completed my PhD in sociology at University of Connecticut.

My research interests lie in social stratification/inequality, sociology of education, urban sociology, higher education, quantitative methods, and Chinese studies. Broadly defined, my work seeks to examine the mechanisms through which social, spatial, and temporal contexts shape various individual outcomes. In particular, I study how various social settings (e.g., families, schools, communities, and neighborhoods), independently or jointly, influence parental practices and educational outcomes. I explore how those relationships affect intergenerational transmission of advantages/disadvantages across social locations from a comparative perspective. I am also interested in causal inference based on rigorous research design with a focus on using big data in social science research. My recent substantive research has been published in the Sociology of Education, Chinese Sociological Review, and Social Currents.

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