Department of Sociology

Cheol-Sung Lee

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 422
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1411

Professor Cheol-Sung Lee is a sociologist who specializes in the evolution and transformation of modern welfare states, especially how they are shaped by social forces and how they shape stratification outcomes. For more information, visit his page at the Department of Sociology.


Xi Song

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 422
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-0335

Professor Song analyzes the origin of social inequality from a multigenerational perspective. The overarching question that guides her research is the rise and fall of families: Why do some families successfully preserve their social advantages over a long period of time while others fall into oblivion? Her recent work draws on genealogical data from as many as 16 generations of imperial and peasant families in historical China to explore how families maintain, change, and reproduce their social statuses. She is now extending her work to the context of the United States and several other societies, from a broader perspective that addresses macro-level social changes in fertility, mortality, and family structure, and micro-level patterns of families’ social mobility. For more information, check out her personal webpage, or her profile at the university's Department of Sociology.


Kazuo Yamaguchi

Hanna Holborn Gray Professor
Department of Sociology

1155 E 60th St
NORC 349
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-6324

Professor Yamaguchi is interested in statistical models for social data and mathematical models for social phenomena, the life course, rational choice, exchange networks, stratification and mobility, demography for family and employment, process of drug use progression. His current research focuses on models of exchange networks and women's occupational careers in Japanese society. For more information, see his profile at the university's Department of Sociology.

Kasuo Yamaguchi

Dingxin Zhao

Professor
Department of Sociology

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 405
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-4088

Professor Zhao is interested in political sociology broadly defined. He is also interested in comparative historical sociology, sociology of emotion, ecological sociology, sociological theory and methodology, and is currently working on a book project on historical sociology, which, based on a comparison with the European experiences, is intended to develop an empirically-grounded theory to explain the changes in state, military, economy and philosophy during China's Axial Age (722-221 BC), the unification of China under the Qin Empire (221-206 BC), and how developments in this period shaped China's next two-thousand-year's history. For more information, check out his page at the university's Department of Sociology.