Doctoral Candidate

MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
BA, Sociology, East China Normal University



Yuhao Zhuang is a joint doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. His research interests lie primarily in organizational theory and political sociology. Drawing on qualitative, statistical, and computational methods, his dissertation explores the interface between the corporate sector and civil society in China. In recent projects, he studies procurement strategies of the U.S. government, discursive transformation of China’s state media, and roles of physical workspace in facilitating organizational-level changes.

Master's Title:

Symbolic Battles in Workplaces: The Spatial Dynamics of Organizational Responses to Institutional Demands