I am a Ph.D. student in Sociology/Science Studies at University of California, San Diego. My research interests primarily lie at the intersection of sociology of knowledge/expertise, medical sociology and sexuality studies.
I am interested in questions related to the knowledge production and performativity in global health, sexualities, social movements, and social determinants of health (particularly LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS related). I am a mixed method researcher, with a rich experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods. In the past, I have worked on several projects, mostly regarding the social determinants of men who have sex with men (MSM)'s HIV/AIDS risks. I am currently working on a project to rethink the MSM category.
Before my study at UC San Diego, I worked as a research assistant at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Project-China for two years, conducting public health studies and interventions toward Chinese MSM. I had my undergraduate education in sociology at Sun Yat-sen University (China) and was an exchange student at UC Berkeley.
I have published 19 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Journal of the International AIDS Society, Journal of AIDS, Journal of Medical Internet Research, AIDS & Behaviors, and Global Public Health. You can find details of my publications in the research page and my Google Scholar page.
You can contact me through email at: chchliu [at] ucsd [dot] edu