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Fangqi Wen

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology

Research Interests: Inequality, Stratification and Mobility, Demography, Social and Political Attitudes, Survey Experiments, and Quantitative Methods

I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology at the Nuffield College in the University of Oxford, and an Associate Member in the Department of Sociology. I received a PhD in Sociology from New York University in 2019.

I study inequality and intergenerational mobility from both objective and subjective perspectives. In my PhD dissertation and related research projects, I examine (1) how differential fertility and population policy affect stratification processes and socioeconomic inequalities, and (2) the perceptions and misperceptions of intergenerational mobility and their redistributive implications.

My previous work has appeared in academic journals such as Demography and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal. I am the recipient of the Kerckhoff Award from the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Stratification and Mobility (RC28), the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award, and the Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award from the International Chinese Sociological Association.

Fangqi Wen