Shengwei Sun

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Weidenbaum Center
research interests:
  • Gender Inequality
  • Care Work
  • Social Demography
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Shengwei Sun graduated with a PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies how changing socioeconomic contexts shape gender, race, and class inequalities. Her ongoing projects examine 1) the consequences of economic downturns for young adults in the U.S. in both work and family arenas; 2) intersecting inequalities in the expanding paid care work sector; and 3) pay secrecy policy and gender pay gap, together with Washington University Department of Sociology professors Jake Rosenfeld and Caitlyn Collins. Her previous work sought to advance both theoretical and empirical understanding of the changing, multifaceted gender inequality during China’s transformation from socialism to a market economy. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Marriage and FamilySocial Science ResearchDemographic Research, and Sex Roles.