Ya-Wen Lei

Ya-Wen Lei

Associate Professor of Sociology
Ya-Wen Lei

Research interests:  political sociology, law and society, cultural sociology, economic sociology.

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.  I am also affiliated with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard. I grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. Trained in both law and sociology, I hold a J.S.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. After graduating from Michigan in 2013, I was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University between 2013 and 2016,

My research interests include political sociology, law & society, economic sociology,  sociology of media and information technologies, sociology of work and organization, science and technology studies, sociology of development, and Chinese studies. Most of my work draws on qualitative and comparative methods, while I also employ quantitative methods in some of my research.

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33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-5160

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