Skyler Wang

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Research Interests: 
Sharing Economy, Sex, Sexuality, Online Dating, Economic Sociology

Skyler Wang graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Sociology (Honors) & Visual Arts. Broadly, Skyler's research foci lie in sexualities, the sharing economy, globalization, online dating and economic sociology. Prior to coming to Berkeley in the fall of 2016, Skyler worked on multiple projects in the Great Vancouver area in Canada, covering topics pertaining to sexual attitudes and social remittances, LGBTQ youth hook-ups, HIV stigma, genetic ancestry test and immigrant integration.

As a doctoral student, Skyler is interested in interrogating the processes and meanings of social exchange in 'ideal' types of the sharing economy, namely platforms such as Couchsurfing and time banks.