Linda Zhao

Linda Zhao

Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology
Portrait of Linda Zhao
Linda Zhao is currently a doctoral student in Sociology. She received a master's in Statistics from Harvard in 2017 and a bachelor's in Economics from Princeton in 2013. She is motivated by an interest in the networks and spatial processes that relate to patterns of inequality. She also has an interest in quantitative methods, computational sociology, and the social determinants of health. Some examples of recent work include studies on the origins and implications of homophily (such as ethnic homophily in adolescent friendship networks), a project on the role of network centrality in understanding differences in police officer actions, and research on the implications of inequality in neighborhoods for social cohesion and mortality.