Haoming Song

Assistant Professor


Mather Memorial Building 223D

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Education: Ph.D, Brown University, 2023

Haoming Song is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. A sociologist and demographer by training, Dr. Song is an inequality scholar of family diversity, gender, and sexuality (LGBTQ+). More broadly, his research unravels the important role of family in the (re)production and reduction of social inequality and health disparity. He examines inequality at the intersections of multiple systems of privilege and oppression, including but not restricted to gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality.  

Most of his work applies quantitative methods to large-scale representative data in different socio-political contexts, such as the US and China. Against the background of Marriage Equality, his current project examines the social organization of family life among sexual minorities in the US. His previous work has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Demography, Social Science Research, and Population Research and Policy Review. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University in 2023.

Research interests include:

  • Family Sociology
  • Gender and Sexuality (LGBTQ+)
  • Social Demography
  • Inequality and Stratification
  • Quantitative and Mixed Methods

Visit this website for more information: https://haomingsong.digitalscholarship.brown.edu/

Selected Publications:

Song, Haoming. 2021. “The Unequal Consequences of Family Structures for Infant Health.” Social Science Research 100:102604. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2021.102604.

Song, Haoming. 2022. “Women’s Divergent Union Transitions After Marital Dissolution in the United States.” Population Research and Policy Review 41(3):953–80. doi: 10.1007/s11113-021-09677-0.

Rauscher, Emily, and Haoming Song. 2022. “Learning to Value Girls: Balanced Infant Sex Ratios at Higher Parental Education in the United States, 1969–2018.” Demography 59(3):1143–71. doi: 10.1215/00703370-9968420.

Lichter, Daniel T., Zhenchao Qian, and Haoming Song. 2022. “Gender, Union Formation, and Assortative Mating among Older Women.” Social Science Research 103:102656. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2021.102656.

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