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Ran Liu

Assistant Professor
Educational Policy Studies (EPS)

225 Education Building  binoculars icon
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

ran.liu@wisc.edu
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Personal Biography

Ran Liu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research examines cross-national differences in gender inequality in STEM education, with a particular focus on East Asian societies. More broadly, she studies the intersection of race, gender, class, and immigration status in education and the labor market. She is also interested in survey and statistical methods and applying machine learning models to social science research.

Ran received her PhD in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Deeply concerned with the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, she founded Women in Kaggle Philly and organized workshops for women who are interested in data science to provide a supportive environment. She also holds a dual M.A. in statistics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S.Sc. in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before coming to UW-Madison, she worked as a people research scientist at Facebook.



Publications

  • Liu, R., Hannum, E., & Alvarado-Urbina, A. Differences at the Extremes? Gender, National Contexts, and Math Performance in Latin America. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Liu, R. Do Family Privileges Bring Gender Equality? Instrumentalism and (De)Stereotyping of STEM Career Aspirations Among Chinese Adolescents. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Liu, R., & Chiang, Y. (in press). Who is More Motivated to Learn? The Roles of Family Background and Teacher-Student Interaction in Motivating Student Learning. The Journal of Chinese Sociology.
  • Liu, R. (2018). Gender-Math Stereotype, Biased Self-assessment, and Aspiration in STEM Careers: Gender Gap Among Early Adolescents in China. Comparative Education Review. 62(4), 522-541.
  • Hannum, E., Liu, R., & Alvarado-Urbina, A. (2017). Evolving Approaches to the Study of Childhood Poverty and Education. Comparative Education. 53(1), 1-36.

Presentations

  • Liu, R., & Chiang, Y. (2019). Who’s Doing the Learning? The Roles of Family and Teachers in Motivating Student Learning, 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York City, NY.
  • Chiang, Y., & Liu, R. (2019). Adolescent Gender Role Attitudes and Status Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study in Taiwan, 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Chinese Sociological Association, New York City, NY.
  • Liu, R., Alvarado-Urbina, A., & Hannum, E. (2019). Parental Absence and Student Academic Performance in Cross-National Perspective, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Alvarado-Urbina, A., Liu, R., & Hannum, E. (2018). Economic Deprivation, Indigenous Status, and Student Performance in Latin America, 2018 Sustainability and Development Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Liu, R. (2018). Gender-Math Stereotype, Biased Self-assessment, and Aspiration in STEM Careers: Gender Gap Among Early Adolescents in China, 2018 Annual Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association, Princeton.
  • Liu, R., Hannum, E., & Alvarado-Urbina, A. (2018). Differences at the Extremes? Gender, National Contexts, and Math Performance in Latin America, 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
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