Dr. Lingxin Hao is Professor of Sociology, Director of Hopkins Population Center, Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of specialty include sociology of education, migration, social inequality, family and public policy, and quantitative methodology. Over the past decade, she has expanded research on sociology of education and migration from the U.S. to China. Dr. Hao has been the principle investigator for several multi-year projects supported by federal grants from NIH and NSF. Her publications have examined the impact of immigration on social inequality, integration of immigrant generations, and the impact of welfare policy on families and adolescents in American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Social Forces, Child Development, Sociology of Education, International Migration Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, and others. Dr. Hao’s research approach is quantitative, using nationally representative data. Her book Color Lines, Country Lines: Race, Immigration, and Wealth Stratification examines immigration’s impact on racial inequality of wealth in the U.S. Dr. Hao has published methodological articles in Sociological Methodology, Sociological Methods and Research, Physica A, and Sage quantitative series Quantile Regression and Assessing Inequality. Dr. Hao earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1990.