Rujun Yang

Rujun Yang
Department of Sociology
UC Santa Barbara
Data Scientist, California Department of Education, Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

PhD 2024 in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I study cultural beliefs that serve to perpetuate various forms of gender inequality. My current research focuses on the reception of liberal feminism in Chinese feminist practices.

Broom Graduate Associate


Maria Charles, Roger Friedland, Janet Afary, and Rujun Yang. 2023. 
"Complicating Patriarchy: Gender Beliefs of Muslim Facebook Users in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. "
Gender & Society 37:91-123,
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Yang, Rujun, and Maria Charles. 2021. 
"Traditional Asians? Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Policy Attitudes in the United States. "
RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 7:130–53. Special issue on Asian Americans and the Immigrant Integration Agenda.
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Yang, Rujun, 2020. 
"Varieties of Feminisms in Contemporary China: Local Reception and Reinvention of Liberal Feminism in Ford Foundation Projects. "
Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society.
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