My name is 赵卉萌, Iris Huimen Zhao. I received my BAs in sociology and gender studies at Indiana University - Bloomington, later a MA in social Sciences at the University of Chicago. I started my sociology Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2021.
My research interests include social demography, fertility, family, gender, 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 climbing. I am also good at remembering random facts about people I first met instead of their faces or names.