Research interests: Quantitative methodology, economic inequality and mobility, and contemporary Chinese society.
Xiang Zhou is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. His research broadly concerns quantitative methodology, economic inequality and mobility, and contemporary Chinese society. His work has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Political Economy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. Before coming to Harvard, Zhou worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. He received a PhD in Sociology and Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2015.