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Presentations

Invited Presentations (Selected)

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. November 2019.

“A Tale of Two Theories on Accessed Status: Social Capital and Social Cost.” Department of Psychology, VU. August 2019.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. June 2019.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” Hehai University, Nanjing, China. May 2019.

“Does Accessed Status Protect or Hurt Health?” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. May 2019.

“Marry Up, Socialize Up? Hypergamy, Gender, and Social Capital in Three Societies.” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. May 2019.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” University of California, Davis. Davis, CA. May 2019.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” Emory University. Atlanta, GA. April 2019.

“Nan Lin and Social Support.” 2018 Asia Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Hong Kong. December 2018.

“Does Who You Know in the Positional Hierarchy Protect or Hurt? Social Capital Theory versus Social Cost Theory.” Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica. Taipei, Taiwan. November 2018.

“Does Whom You Know in the Status Hierarchy Protect or Hurt? Institutional Embeddedness of Social Capital and Social Cost Theories in Three Societies.” National Taipei University. Taipei, Taiwan. October 2018.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica. Taipei, Taiwan. October 2018.

“Marry Up, Socialize Up? Educational Hypergamy, Gender, and Social Capital in Three Societies.” Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica. Taipei, Taiwan. October 2018.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” Nanjing University. Nanjing, China. May 2018.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” Sun Yat-sen University. Guangzhou, China. May 2018.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S. and Urban China.” University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. November 2017.

“Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression: A Comparison between the United States and Urban China.” Duke University, Durham, NC. October 2017.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” Shanghai Social Science Summer Symposium (S5), New York University-Shanghai, China. July 2017.

“Does Your Body Knows Who You Know in the Positional Hierarchy? Social Capital, Comparative Reference Group, and Health.” Social Capital and Health Symposium, the 50th Annual Meeting of Society for Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA. June 2017.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” Shandong University, Jinan, China. May 2017.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” International Conference on Social Capital and Health, Hefei, China. October 2016.

“Educational Homogamy.” Workshop on the Handbook on Marriage and the Family in China. Suzhou, China. September 2016.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. June 2016.

“Behind the Scenes: Just Say It.” Symposium on “Academia,” the STEAM Factory at the Ohio State University. May 2016.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” Clinical Brown Bag Series, Department of Psychology, VU. February 2016.

“Does Knowing People in the Positional Hierarchy Protect or Hurt? Social Capital, Comparative Reference Group, and Depression in Two Societies.” Silk Road International Symposium for Distinguished Young Scholars, Xi’an, China. December 2015.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. February 2009.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC. February 2009.

“You Identify with Who You Know: Social Capital and Subjective Social Class in Urban China and the United States.” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. January 2009.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. January 2009.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” University of North Texas, Denton, TX. December 2008.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” City University of New York—Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. December 2008.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. December 2008.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Embedded Resources and Well-Being Inequality in the United States.” The International Social Capital Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. May 2008.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality in Urban China.” Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC. October 2007.

“The Position Generator and Depressive Symptoms: An Empirical Test of Hierarchical Structural Perspective.” Social Capital Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan. May 2005.

Conference Presentations (Selected)

“Do Social Networks Affect Public Knowledge and Attitudes about Genetic Testing? The Roles of Social Integration, Tie Strength, Social Capital, and Social Cohesion.” The 114th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, New York, NY. August 2019.

“Social Capital and Social Cost.” Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. June 2019.

“Protect or Hurt? Tie Strength and Mental Health across Three Societies.” The 82nd Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA. April 2019.

“Accessed Status and Health Limitations in Three Societies: Institutional Embeddedness of Social Capital and Social Comparison.” The 113th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA. August 2018.

“A Multilevel Analysis of Environmental Concern: Evidence from China.” The 113th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA. August 2018.

“Marry Up, Socialize Up? Educational Hypergamy, Gender, and Social Capital in Three Societies.” The Annual Meeting of International Chinese Sociological Association, Princeton, NJ. August 2018.

“Do Social Networks Affect Public Knowledge and Attitudes about Genetic Testing? The Roles of Social Integration, Tie Strength, and Social Cohesion.” The XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis. Utrecht, the Netherlands. June, 2018.

“Social Capital or Social Cost? Accessed Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in the U.S., Urban China, and Taiwan.” The Sixteenth International Conference on Social Stress Research. Athens, Greece. June, 2018.

“Educational Homogamy, Network Members` Status, and Gender: A Comparison across Three Societies.” The 112th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada. August 2017.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” The XXXVII Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Beijing, China. May 2017.

“Educational Homogamy, Network Members` Status, and Gender: A Comparison across Three Societies.” The 80th Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, Greenville, SC. March 2017.

“Institutional Contingency of Network Embeddedness of Class Identification: Network Members’ Occupational Status and Subjective Social Class in Three Societies.” The 111th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA. August 2016.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” The 3rd ISA (International Sociological Association) Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria. July 2016.

“Institutional Contingency of Network Embeddedness of Class Identification: Network Members’ Occupational Status and Subjective Social Class in Three Societies.” The XXXVI Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Newport Beach, CA. April 2016.

“Network Members’ Occupational Status, Tie Strength, and Depression in Two Societies.” The 110th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL. August 2015.

“Does Knowing People in Authority Protect or Hurt? Authoritative Social Capital and Depression in Post-Socialist Urban China.” The XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Brighton, United Kingdom. June 2015.

“Is Unsolicited Support Protective or Destructive in Collectivistic Culture? Receipt of Unsolicited Job Leads in Urban China.” The 109th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. August 2014.

“Does Your Body Know Who You Know? Social Capital and Body Weight.” The 108th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, New York. August 2013.

“Institutional Embeddedness of Network Embeddedness in the Workplace: Social Integration at Work and Employee’s Health across Three Societies “The Xi’an International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference, Xi’an, China. July 2013.

“Does Your Well-Being Know Who You Know? Social Capital and Life Satisfaction across Three Societies.” The Xi’an International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference, Xi’an, China. July 2013.

“Help or Hurt? Unsolicited Job Leads and Receivers’ Psychological Distress.” The 107th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Denver, CL. August 2012.

“Does Your Well-Being Know Who You Know? Social Capital and Life Satisfaction across Three Societies.” The 107th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Denver, CL. August 2012.

“Help or Hurt? Unsolicited Job Leads and Receivers’ Psychological Distress.” The 13th International Conference on Social Stress Research. Dublin, Ireland. June 2012.

“Is Whom You Know in the Structural Hierarchy a Resource or Stressor? The Floor and Ceiling of Social Capital and Health in Urban China and the United States.” The 106th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, ND. August 2011.

“Does Political Social Capital Matter to Well-Being? A Comparative Study on Life Satisfaction across Three Societies.” The Annual Meeting of North American Chinese Sociologist Association, Las Vegas, ND. August 2011.

“The Older, the More Social: The Interaction Effect of Social Capital with Age on Health.” The 105th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia. August 2010.

“An Invisible Hand: Social Capital and Health Information Search.” The XXX Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Riva del Garda, Italy. July 2010.

“An Invisible Hand: Social Capital and Health Information Search.” The 73rd Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia. April 2010.

“You Identify with Who You Know: Social Capital and Subjective Social Class.” The 104th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. August 2009.

“A Tale of Two Social Capitals: Network Resources and Civic Participation.” The 103rd Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Boston, MA. August 2008.

“Social Capital or Parenthood: A Dilemma for Whom?” The 103rd Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Boston, MA. August 2008.

“Social Capital or Parenthood: A Dilemma for Whom?” The 71st Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, Richmond, Virginia. April 2008.

“A Tale of Two Social Capitals: Network Resources and Civic Participation.” The 71st Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, Richmond, Virginia. April 2008.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Well-Being Inequality in the United States.” The Mid-Winter Meeting of the American Sociological Association Methods Section: Network and New Methods for Global Health. Duke University, Durham, NC. February 2008.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality in the United States.” The XXVIII Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), St. Pete Beach, FL. January 2008.

“Is Trust Social Capital?” The Social Capital Group Meeting, Duke University, Durham, NC. November 2007.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality in the United States.” The 102nd Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, New York. August 2007.

“Your Body Knows Who You Know: Social Capital and Health Inequality.” The 70th Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia. April 2007.

“Social Capital and Subjective Social Status: Evidence from China and the US.” The XXVI Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Vancouver, Canada. April 2006.

“Social Capital and Subjective Social Status: Evidence from China and the US.” The 69th Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA. March 2006.

“When Institutions Meet Networks: Educational Homogamy in Urban China.” The 100th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA. August 2005.

“The Position Generator and Depressive Symptoms: An Empirical Test of Hierarchical Structural Perspective.” Social Capital Workshop, Taiwan. May 2005.

“When Institutions Meet Networks: Educational Homogamy in Urban China.” The 68th Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, Charlotte, NC. April 2005.

“When Institutions Meet Networks: Educational Homogamy in Urban China.” The XXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Redondo Beach, CA. February 2005.

“Educational Inequality at the Macro Level in China: A Preliminary Review.” The 99th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. August 2004.