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Jaclyn Wong

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Email: wongjs@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3123
Resources: Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Jaclyn Wong

Bio

Dr. Wong received her PhD in sociology with a graduate certificate in gender and sexuality studies from the University of Chicago in 2018.

Research

Substantive research interests: Gender, marriage and family, work, health, and aging and the life course

Department cluster: Inequalities and Institutions, Population and Health

Research overview:  Dr. Wong’s research is motivated by this major question: how do the seemingly private decisions and interactions in couples and families relate to broader patterns of inequality from young adulthood to late life?  

Current projects: Dr. Wong is writing a book based on six years of in-depth interviews with heterosexual dual-professional couples as they launched careers and transitioned to parenthood. Her other projects use nationally representative survey data to examine how positive and negative social relationships shape older adults’ health and wellbeing.

Teaching

SOCY 304: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

SOCY 504: Social Stratification

SOCY 561: Integrative Research Experience

Selected Publications

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Andrew M. Penner. 2018. “Better Together? Interracial Relationships and Depressive Symptoms.” Socius [Published online]. doi: 10.1177/2378023118814610.

Wong, Jaclyn S. 2017. “Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities.” Gender & Society 31:171-196. doi: 10.1177/0891243217695520.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Ning Hsieh. 2017. “Functional Status, Cognition, and Social Relationships in Dyadic Perspective.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. [Published online]. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx024.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Andrew M. Penner. 2016. “Gender and the Returns to Attractiveness.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 44:113-123. doi: 10.1016/j.rssm.2016.04.002.


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