Core Department Faculty

Mai, Quan

Mai QuanQuan Mai
PhD, Vanderbilt University in 2018

Department of Sociology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Office: Davison Hall, 049
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Quan D. Mai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 2018. His research interests include social stratification, work & occupations, social movements, and research methods. Please see his website for more information on his research and teaching. His CV can be found here.

He is a sociologist studying how work, race, and space shape various dimensions of social inequality in the labor market. His recent publications analyze the institutional drivers of work precarity in a cross-national setting. His current research examines how the experience of nonstandard employment shapes various aspects of workers’ lives, including their well-being and labor market prospects. In another related line of research, he explores the interaction between multiple media platforms, political institutions, and social movements. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Social ForcesSocial Science & Medicine, Research in the Sociology of Work, Labor History, ​and other academic journals.