Biographical Sketch

Tiantian Yang is an assistant professor of Sociology at Duke University. Her research interests focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, organizations, economic sociology, social inequality, labor markets, social networks, gender, and computational methods. She has held visiting scholar positions at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Jonkoping School of Business.

Tiantian received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2014). She also received an M.S. in Statistics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2012) and an M.A. in Sociology at Peking University (2008).






Honors & Awards

2017   Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship ($35,000, 7 awarded nationwide)

2017   Arts & Sciences Faculty Research Grant, Duke University ($1,000)

2015   Arts & Sciences Faculty Research Grant, Duke University ($4,000)

2013   Howard W. Odum Award for Excellence, UNC Chapel Hill

2013   Royster Society of Fellows ($20,000), UNC Chapel Hill

2012   Ewing Marion Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship ($20,000, 15 awarded nationwide)