Qian He is a postdoctoral research associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, Princeton University. She obtained her Ph.D. in sociology from the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2019. She received her B.A. in economics (highest academic honor) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 and an M.A. in sociology from Columbia University in 2013.
Her current research intersects the substantive areas of immigration/migration, social stratification, culture, intergroup relations, and contemporary Chinese society. A central thread of her research seeks to understand how various facets of culture predict immigrants' socioeconomic incorporation in U.S. labor markets, with broader implications for ethnic stratification. She also studies the interlinkages between international migration and intergroup relations or child development. The third stream of her research mainly assesses the impacts of ongoing societal transformations in contemporary China on individuals' life chances.
Her works have appeared in International Migration Review, Child Development, and Journal of Contemporary China.