Linda Zhao

Linda Zhao

Linda Zhao

(Sociology, November 2020)
Thesis Title: The Children of Immigrants in Western Europe: Three Studies on Networks, Diversity, and Integration
Committee: Jason Beckfield (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Peter V. Marsden, Alexandra A. Killewald, and Filiz Garip
Initial Placement: Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Population Center, Cornell University

Research Interests: Social networks; neighborhoods; intergroup relations; inequality; immigration, policing, health; quantitative methods; computational sociology

Bio: Linda Zhao is a Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Population Center. Her research centers on networks and neighborhoods, especially in how they relate to inequality and intergroup dynamics in three substantive areas: immigrant integration, policing, and health. She analyzes networks and longitudinal data using a wide range of quantitative and computational methods, such as agent-based models, marginal structural models, and statistical network models. Some examples of her recent work include a study on the origins of ethnic homophily in adolescent friendship networks, a study on the implications of neighborhood-level inequality for mortality, and a study on the relationship between officer networks and police misconduct. Prior to her postdoctoral work, she earned a PhD from Harvard in Sociology in 2020, a master's in Statistics from Harvard in 2017, and a bachelor's in Economics from Princeton in 2013.

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