I am a PhD student in Sociology, a Master’s student in Statistics, a predoctoral trainee at the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) and a graduate student affiliate with the Social Inequality Data Science Lab (SIDS-lab). Being trained as a social demographer, my research focuses on the stratification and mobility of immigrants and other sociodemographic minorities, with a particular interest in inequalities in the labor market and higher education. My recent publication (coauthored with Prof. Andres Villarreal) examines the unequal effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on immigrants’ employment by race/ethnicity and gender.
I am currently studying 1) the heterogeneous returns to education among immigrant workers in the US labor market, 2) immigrant integration from the perspective of daily time use, and 3) gender difference in nighttime use related to social inequality.
Stratification and Inequality, International Migration, Demography, Quantitative Methods
Liao, Kristin and Andrés Villarreal. 2022. “Unequal Effects of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Employment: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Immigrant Status”. PLoS One. 17(11): e0277005. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0277005
California Center for Population Research Predoctoral Traineeship (NICHD Traineeship), 2023-2024
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2023
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, 2023
Silton Undergraduate Research Mentor Award 2022
UCLA Sociology Service Award 2022
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, 2022
Pearl Wang Fellowship, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2021-2022
UCLA Grad Division Fellowship, 2020-2021