Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Xinguang Fan

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Peking University


CSDE Research Areas:

  • Environments and Populations
  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

Trained as a demographer and sociologist, Xinguang is now an assistant professor of sociology at Peking University of China after receiving a PhD in Sociology from UW.

Xinguang is currently working on several projects related to population dynamics, wellbeing of families and households, mainly including: 1) working with Sara Curran and other scholars. He is working on the population dynamics before and after natural disasters by constructing a new dataset; 2) he is also working on the economic insecurity of Chinese families and its consequences on family stability and child development; 3) using a network approach, his new project investigates the (in)consistency of belief systems within family members based on his publication on intra-family diffusion of discrimination feelings at Social Science Research.