Interim Director of the Population Studies and Training Center, Professor of Sociology


Zhenchao Qian is professor of sociology and research associate of Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. His research areas include social demography, stratification, and inequality. More specifically, he studies “who marries whom” and “who lives with whom,” their opportunities, patterns, trends, and consequences. He also investigates how assortative mating patterns, changes in marital status, and marital transitions influence individuals’ wellbeing. In addition, he is interested in topics including racial identification among children born to interracial couples, immigrant integration in the United States, and social and family change in China.

Brown Affiliations