Tina Wu

Research Interests: 

Work and organizations, medicine and health, care work, gender, race and ethnicity, migration, social class, and culture

Tina’s research interests include labor, work, and organizations; medicine and healthcare; and the care economy. Her dissertation uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the home health care industry, and care for the elderly and disabled. She has published peer-reviewed research on paid child care, and work and identity; and the administration of social welfare benefits. Other research include social class and culture, and social mobility. Tina has taught undergraduate courses on the sociology of work, medical sociology, and social stratification. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, an Associate Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and has served as a Fellow of the Critical Writing Program at Penn. Before Penn, she worked in New York City as a research associate at the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School, and as a legal advocate at the Urban Justice Center. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Literature and in Sociology from Yale.
Contact Information: 

3718 Locust Walk
McNeil 113
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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