Yingjian Liang is a PhD student in Sociology at Indiana University. Prior to joining IU, he earned his M.A. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research and worked in China’s non-profit sector. His research interests include culture, networks, work and occupation, and immigration. His dissertation research examines how job seekers build cultural fit to their targeted organizations and occupations in pursuit of job search success, using longitudinal qualitative interviews with STEM graduate students. His past research has appeared in Social Problems.
Research & teaching interests
Work and Occupation, Migration, Culture, Life Course Transitions