Yang Lor

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Research Interests: 
Education, Poverty, Culture, Social Stratification, Race/Ethnicity, Asian Americans
Office: 
487 Barrows
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Yang Lor is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at U.C. Berkeley. His research revolves around culture, education, social stratification, and race/ethnicity.

His dissertation examines how social class shapes where high-achieving students apply to college, particularly why low-income, high-achieving students are less likely than their middle- to high-income peers to apply to selective colleges. He received his undergraduate degree in sociology at Stanford University, where he also minored in Asian American Studies. He has written about Hmong electoral political participation in the U.S. and about the educational experiences of Hmong American high school students in Fresno, California.

He teaches in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento and in the Sociology Department at University of California, Davis as a part-time lecturer.

PhD Date:: 
May, 2018
Dissertation Committee: 
David Harding (chair, sociology dept), Cybell Fox (sociology dept), Tom Gold (sociology dept), Susan Holloway (education dept)