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Lisa A. Keister, Gilhuly Family Professor of Sociology and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Lisa A. Keister

 

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Lisa A. Keister
Gilhuly Family Professor of Sociology and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

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Office: 268 Soc/psych Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5624
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Fax: 919-660-5623
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Areas of Interest:

 
Economic sociology
Immigration
Religion
Organizations and organization theory
Social stratification
Chinese economic transformation
Chinese society
Entrepreneurship
 
I am an economic sociologist who studies wealth inequality (particularly in the United States) and organizations (particularly in China). Both research agendas explore the emergence of social structure and the subsequent effect of social structure on the behaviors of actors. Some of my recent work has explored the one percent of wealth owners, religion and inequality, immigrant wealth ownership, Chinese American attainment, and business networks in China. My work on wealth includes research into the growing concentration of wealth and the factors that affect wealth accumulation over the life course. For example, I have studied the role that contemporary work arrangements, religious affiliation, and immigration play in shaping wealth ownership and other SES outcomes. I also study business networks, including relations among firms in China and how these shape firm performance, survival, and structure. 
 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

 
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

 

Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus

 
 


 
   
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