Yaqi “Sam” Yuan

Assistant Professor

B.A. – English Language Studies – Hunan Agricultural University, 2010
M.A. – Political Science – Hunan University, 2014
Ph.D. -Sociology – University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2020

Telephone: (336) 758-3053
Office:  1G Kirby Hall
Email: yuany@wfu.edu
Website: www.samyaqiyuan.com



Dr. Yuan is a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Wake Forest University. She received her doctorate in sociology from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her research interests include cross-national studies, public opinion on health care system/s, aging and the life course, socio-legal studies, and mixed methods. Her work has appeared in Health Policy, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, and Families, Relationships and Societies and Health Policy. Her current research is focused mainly on the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on older adults in Singapore and in the United States.




Soc 151: Principles of Sociology
Soc 270: Sociological Theory

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