Skyler Wang

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Research Interests: 
Economic Sociology, Sharing Economy, Sexualities, Culture

Skyler Wang graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Sociology (Honors) & Visual Arts. Broadly, Skyler's research foci include economic sociology, sexualities and culture. 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 online-mediated gift economies, namely platforms such as Couchsurfing and time banks. Skyler is both a Regents' Fellow and a Fellow of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.