I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ewha Womans University. Before that, I was an Assistant Professor at New York University Shanghai. As a social demographer and sociologist, I study family, gender, and inequality with quantitative methods. Much of my work adopts a cross-national comparative perspective, with a regional focus on South Korea and other East Asian countries. I received my PhD in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania.
I am currently pursuing three lines of work. The first project focuses on gender dynamics in marriage and family, with a particular emphasis on the implications of couples' relative socioeconomic status on their individual and marital lives. The second line of research investigates issues related to marital formation, dissolution, and repartnering. The third research line examines how children's life chances and experiences are gendered and stratified across families and societies. My work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Demographic Research, Population Research and Policy Review, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.