Pei-Chia Lan (Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 2000) is Professor of Sociology at National Taiwan University. Her fields of specialty include gender, work and migration. She is the author of Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan (Duke 2006), which won the 2007 Distinguished Book Award from the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association and the 2007 ICAS Book Prize: Best Study in Social Science from the International Convention of Asian Scholars. Her recent projects include one about the segmented incorporation of second-generation rural migrants in Shanghai, and the other about unequal childhoods in Taiwan across class, ethnic and urban-rural divides. Through in-depth interviews and ethnographic observation, Lan examines the reproduction of social inequalities in the fields of childhood, parenthood and school education, and explores the daily routine of family lives under the impacts of economic restructuring and labor/marriage migration.
Professor Lan is a HYI-Radcliffe Institute Visiting Scholar.