Hyejeong Jo

Faculty Advisors: 

Annette Lareau (chair), Hyunjoon Park, Emily Hannum, Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto)

Research Interests: 

Social stratification, education, family, ethnography methods, transition to adulthood, family and education in East Asia


Hyejeong Jo is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her broad interests are the ways in which social inequality is experienced in everyday life and how it shapes life experiences. She is also interested in how people from low socioeconomic backgrounds plan and execute social mobility strategies and cope – sometimes unsuccessfully – with their disadvantaged social positions.

Contact Information: 

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
3718 Locust Walk
McNeil Building Room 113
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6233