Xiaowen Han

Graduate Student
University of Minnesota

Xiaowen Han is a PhD candidate in Sociology with a minor in Population Studies at the University of Minnesota. Xiaowen’s research interests broadly include life course studies, sociology of work and the labor market, social psychology, medical sociology, and social stratification. She is particularly interested in understanding how the various dimensions of labor market inequality, especially those non-economic intrinsic job rewards beyond the pay, unfold over the life course, and their consequences on health and wellbeing of workers. Another line of Xiaowen’s research focuses on the long-term influences of early life agentic development on the work and health outcomes in later adulthood.   

Before starting her PhD study in Minnesota, Xiaowen received her master’s degree in American Studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University (China), and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Accounting from Xi’an Jiaotong University (China). Xiaowen is currently working with Prof. Rob Warren as a graduate RA for EdShare.