Kai Feng

Office Address: 

249 McNeil

News

  • Kai Feng, a PhD candidate in Demography and Sociology has been selected as a UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report Fellow for 2022, which supports researchers who aim to bring a novel perspective to comparaive and international education development. 

  • Kai Feng, PhD Candidate in Demography and Sociology, was recently awarded the Judith Rodin Graduate Fellowship, an award to doctoral students in the Social Sciences in honor of the former Penn President. Congratulations!

Ph.D. Candidate, Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2018
M.A., Demographic and Social Analysis, University of California, Irvine, 2017
B.A., Journalism, Shenzhen University, 2015

Entered Program: 
2019
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Pilar Gonalons-Pons
Second Year Paper Advisor: 
Pilar Gonalons-Pons

My name is Kai Feng. I am interested in family change and its causes and implications. My previous projects investigate how higher education affects men and women's marriage patterns differently in China and how the effect of gender inequality on fertility varies across different social contexts. During my doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, I plan to continue studying family demography and hope to explore more on the topics of population health, technology, and intergenerational transmission of social dis/advantages. I completed my MA degrees in Demographic and Social Analysis from UC Irvine and in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. I also hold a BA degree in Journalism from Shenzhen University.