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Areas of Interest:

Race; Social Interaction, Culture, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis


M.A. Sociology, Columbia University, 2016
B.A. Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2013

Recent Publications

Zhang, Tianhao. (2023) “Contesting Reports of Racism, Contesting the Rights to Assess.” Social Psychology Quarterly 86(2):130–150.

Zhang, Tianhao, and Ryo Okazawa. (2022) “Managing Neutrality, Rapport, and Antiracism in Qualitative Interviews.” Qualitative Research.

Zhang, Tianhao. (2022) “Accounting for Discrimination through Categorization Work: An Examination of the Target-of-discrimination Group Members’ Practices.” Discourse & Society 33(2): 264-286.


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