Wei Zhao is an Associate Professor of Sociology and of Organizational Science at UNC Charlotte. His research focuses on economic sociology, organizational sociology, social stratification, and China studies. His current research projects examine social inequality, organizational practices, and inter-organizational relationship during China’s market transition. He has also conducted a series of studies on how institutional classification systems affect market status and valuation in the California and French wine industries.
Ph.D. Duke University, Sociology, 2004
M.A. Peking University, History, 1998
B.A. Peking University, History, 1995
2011–present Associate Professor of Sociology & Associate Professor of Organizational Science, UNC Charlotte
2004–2011 Assistant Professor of Sociology & Assistant Professor of Organizational Science, UNC Charlotte
Economic Sociology, Organizational Sociology, Social Inequality, China Studies, Globalization and Development, Comparative and Historical Sociology