Siqi Han received a PhD in Sociology from the Ohio State University. Before joining CUHK she was a postdoctoral research scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) at Columbia University. Her research makes use of computationally intensive quantitative methods such as natural language processing and machine learning to understand big data related to STEM education, labor market skill attainment, knowledge diffusion and innovation, and the future of work. She explores big questions such as the nature of future labor market in a world of AI, robotics and automation, the disruptive effects of technologies on job qualities and income polarization, and the types of skills and expertise that future workers need to obtain to survive the unknown challenges and risks in the labor market. This research agenda bridges different subfields in sociology, including sociology of education, sociology of work, and social studies of science. Her current project explores the cross-fertilization of knowledge across disciplines and its impact on student outcomes in American higher education, using web-scraped textual data of millions of syllabi and course catalogs. Her previous work related to these research themes appeared in Social Science Research, Sociological Perspectives, European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Socius, and other academic journals.
- Social Stratification
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Computational Social Science
- SOCI 3102 Social Networks and Social Capital
- SOCI 5643 Doing Class in Everyday Life
Han, Siqi. “Reproducing the working class? Incongruence between the valuation of Social-Emotional skills in school and in the labor market.” Sociological Perspectives64, no. 3 (2021): 467-487.
Fan, Wen, and Siqi Han. “Explaining Cross-National Variation in the Health Benefits of Tertiary Education: What Are the Roles of the Skills Gap and the Earnings Gap?.” European Sociological Review36, no. 6 (2020): 957-975.
Han, Siqi. “Staying in STEM or changing course: Do natives and immigrants pursue the path of least resistance?.” Social Science Research58 (2016): 165-183.
Han, Siqi, Dmitry Tumin, and Zhenchao Qian. “Gendered transitions to adulthood by college field of study in the United States.” Demographic research35 (2016): 929.
Han, Siqi, and Claudia Buchmann. “Aligning science achievement and STEM expectations for college success: A Comparative study of curricular standardization.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences2, no. 1 (2016): 192-211.