Ya (Sophia) Su




Ya (Sophia) Su is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. As a gender and family sociologist, her work focuses on gender relations and inequalities in family life and the workplace in China and the United States. Su’s research emphasizes a mix-method approach that combines quantitative and qualitative content analysis, survey, interview, and experiment. Her dissertation investigates the role of gender in generating and processing divorce litigation in China. Additionally, Su is a former assistant editor for the American Sociological Review.


Title: She Left or He Left: Marriages at the Crossroads in Contemporary China
Committee: Elizabeth McClintock (Chair), Abigail Ocobock, Sarah Mustillo, Ke Li