Yu Xie

Position
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Director, Center on Contemporary China.
Office Phone
Office
188 Wallace Hall
Degrees
  • B.A at Shanghai University of Technology
  • M.A at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph. D at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bio/Description

Yu Xie is Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and PIIRS at Princeton University.  His main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies, and sociology of science. 

Xie joined the faculty Aug. 1 after 26 years at the University of Michigan, most recently as the Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, Statistics and Public Policy and a research professor in the Population Studies Center at Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Xie's main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies and sociology of science. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Sinica and the National Academy of Sciences.

Selected Publications
  • Marriage and Cohabitation (University of Chicago Press 2007) with Arland Thornton and William Axinn
  • Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis with Daniel Powers (Emerald 2008, second edition) 
  • Is American Science in Decline? (Harvard University Press, 2012) with Alexandra Killewald.