B.A. (Highest Distinction), Sociology and Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago
My research interests center around gender and sexualities as well as children and childhood. Since I first declared sociology as my major, I have been passionate about theorizing gender from the "margin" – such as the gender play in cosplay, and asexual people's experience with high school "sex talk." In addition to empirical research, I am also working on exegeses and reformulations of theories of masculinities. Most recently, I became interested in the extension of feminist theories of gender into critical childhood studies.
Yang, Yuchen. Forthcoming. "What’s Hegemonic about Hegemonic Masculinity? Legitimation and Beyond." Sociological Theory.