MMS. 2018Management Studies, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
LL.B. & B.A. 2017Sociology & Economics, Peking University
Social class, economic inequality, and socioeconomic mobility
Xuan Liu is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Work and Organizations at the University of Minnesota. Xuan's ongoing research explores why social class backgrounds can impact job search experiences and career outcomes, and what interventions can help workers from lower class origins find better jobs and have more successful careers. Her research ultimately aims to enhance workplace diversity and help reduce socioeconomic inequality.
Xuan is the winner of the SIOP Small Grant Award (2021), the Ph.D. Student Teaching Award (2022), the "Dare to Care" Research Award (2023), the G-DEIR research grant from the Carlson School of Management (2023), and the Ph.D. student research grant from the Department of Work and Organizations (2021, 2023).