Department of Sociology and Institute for Advanced Computational Science
Ph.D. 2020, University of Arizona
Areas of Interest
Political Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Big Data, and Computational Social Science
My current work combines statistical, network, and computational methods with large-scale datasets to study social, political, and organizational behavior. Particularly, I am using large-scale GPS data, administrative records (e.g., FEC records, voter files, and consumer profiles), and social media data (e.g., billions of tweets) to study mobility, segregation, and polarization among different settings in the U.S. and the globe.
Charles Seguin, Thomas Maher, Yongjun Zhang. 2023. “A Seat at the Table: A New Dataset of Social Movement Organization Representation Before Congress during the 20th Century.”Socius. https://doi.org/10.1177/23780231221144
Yongjun Zhang and Jennifer Heerwig. 2022. “Gender, Race, and Intersectionality in
Cash to the U.S. Congress, 1990-2014.” Socius. https://doi.org/10.117723780231221121063
Xinguang Fan and Yongjun Zhang. 2022. “Just Virus or Politicized Virus? An Analysis of
over 13 Million Global Web News of China on COVID-19.” Chinese Sociological Review.
Yongjun Zhang, Sienna Thorgusen, and Xinguang Fan. 2022. “News Coverage of Social
Protests in Global Society.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology.
Yongjun Zhang. “Corporate Responses to COVID19: A Nonmarket Strategy Approach.”
Sociological Perspectives. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/07311214211017587
Thomas Maher, Charles Seguin, Yongjun Zhang, and Andrew Davis. 2020. “Sharing Expertise: Social Scientists before Congress, 1946-2015.” PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230104
Jeremy Fiel and Yongjun Zhang. 2019. “With All Deliberate Speed: The Reversal of Court-Ordered School Desegregation in the United States, 1970-2013.” American Journal of Sociology 124 (6): 1685-1719. https://doi.org/10.1086/703044
Alexander Kinney, Andrew Davis, and Yongjun Zhang. 2018. “Theming for Terror: Organizational Adornment in Terrorist Propaganda.” Poetics 69, 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2018.05.001
Jeremy Fiel and Yongjun Zhang. 2017. “Three Types of Change in School Segregation: A Grade-Period-Cohort Analysis.” Demography 55 (1), 33-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-017-0632-9
Yongjun Zhang. 2017. “Premarital Cohabitation and Marital Dissolution in Postreform China.” Journal of Marriage and Family 79 (5), 1435-1449. https://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12419