B.A. (Highest Distinction), Sociology and Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago
Trained in the extended case method tradition, I am interested in revising dominant social theories through in-depth examination of anomalous cases and non-western societies, such as China and Japan. My research interests primarily include gender, masculinities, sexualities, culture, education, as well as social theory and methodology. In my recent work, I examined how asexual people made sense of sex talk in high school. I am also working on a theoretical piece that aims at cleaning the often misused and abused concept of hegemonic masculinity by revisiting the Gramscian theories of hegemony. I believe an egalitarian future does not come from a rejection of hegemonic masculinity but a reclamation of it through a "war of position."