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Iris Huimeng Zhao

Ph.D. Student in Sociology

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My name is 赵卉萌, Iris Huimen Zhao. I received my BAs in Sociology and Gender Studies at Indiana University, later a MA in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. I started my Ph.D. study at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2021. 

My research interests include social demography, fertility, family, gender and sexuality, and reproductive justice. My M.A. thesis focuses on fertility preferences and flexibility of young people in Mainland China. 

I have been working as a research assistant in various research groups since 2016. These groups were in different disciplines include social informatics, social psychology, and demography. Aside from research activities, I also work as a tutor in undergraduate-level sociology coursework and academic writing. 

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my cat Chouchou, listening to music, cooking, and reading fanfiction. I am also good at remembering random facts about people I first met instead of their faces.

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