Research Interests: culture, stratification, migration, urbanization, development
Amy Tsang is a doctoral student in Sociology and a Graduate Student Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Her research interests lie at the intersection of culture, stratification, migration, and urban development. Her current work examines how Chinese citizens understand inter-group boundaries and the social meaning of “urban,” “migrant,” and “rural” status categories in the context of the considerable sociodemographic, spatial, and policy changes the country has seen in recent decades.
An ABC (American-born-Chinese) from New York, received her B.A. in Sociology with East Asian Studies from Yale University. Prior to joining Harvard’s sociology department, she spent a year as a visiting student-scholar based at Fudan University, Shanghai, as a Fox International Fellow of Yale University's MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
B.A., sociology with East Asian studies, Yale University