Doctoral Candidate

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.