Doctoral Student

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  • Tsai-Yen Han
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  • Tsai-Yen is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Sociology, Rutgers University. She is interested in gender, inequality, knowledge production, dirt and cleanliness, care work, science and technology studies, food, and STEM education. She had published peer-reviewed journal articles about the asymmetrical gendered high school curriculum track decisions in Taiwan and how an engineering laboratory became masculinized in a research university. In her dissertation, "Dirt Management: Cleanliness, Hygiene, and Childcare in the United States," Tsai-Yen explores how modern Americanized hygienic subjects, childcare practice, and social order are shaped by the contested medical knowledge and the intersecting social positions (gender, class, race/ethnicity, and immigrant status/nativity).