Ph.D., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2017
M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2012
LL.M, Sociology, San Yat-sen University, 2010
Social Networks, Social Psychology, Quantitative Methodology, Gender, Emotion, Sociology of Health
Jun Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Georgia in 2017. Prior to joining Georgia State University in 2019, she was an postdoctoral fellow with the Program of Quantitative Social Science at Dartmouth College. Dr. Zhao's research examines two interlocking areas of social inequality among racial and ethnic minorities: first, she investigates the drivers of health disparities in the lives of adolescents, including family, network, and cultural effects. Second, she applies theories of intersectionality to examine workplace inequality and criminal injustice. Much of her work involves analysis of longitudinal datasets and large-scale surveys. Dr. Zhao also collects her own data by designing and conducting original survey experiments.
Dr. Zhao’s teaching interests include analysis of social networks, social psychology, sociology of gender, and research methods.