College of Arts & Sciences Sociology

Lucy Wenqian Dai

Wenqian Dai
Assistant Professor
Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences
UE East Hall 308
Phone: 605-677-5587
Teaching Interests:
Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Social Research, Statistical Research Methods, Urban Sociology, Courtship and Marriage, Aging, Immigration, Population Studies, Medical Sociology
Research Interests:
Quantitative Research Methods, Statistics, Wealth Stratification, Immigration, Urban Sociology, Medical Health, Aging
Education:
  • Ph D, Sociology, University of South Carolina , 2009
  • MA, Sociology, University of South Carolina , 2003
  • BA, English Literature, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2001
Grants:
  • College of Arts and Science Graduate Student Travel Grant , College of Arts and Science, University of South Carolina
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant , College of Arts and Sciences, USD
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, USD
  • Graduate School Student Travel Grant, Graduate School, University of South Carolina
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, USD, (2012 - 2012)
Publications:
  • Dai, W., Akhter, R., (2014), Health and Population, Ashbury Publishing.
  • Dai, W., (2014), Demographic Transition, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Dai, W., (2014), Dual-Career Couples, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Dai, W., (2014), Immigration in South Dakota, ABC-CLIO .
  • Dai, W., Yang, Y., (2013), From Boom to Bust: The Effects of Economic Recession on Minority Groups' Experience in the Housing Market, Sociation Today, vol. 11, iss. 1.
Awards and Honors:
  • Course Design/Redesign Fellowship, USD Center for Teaching and Learning , 2013
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, USD, 2012
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • College of Arts and Science Graduate Student Travel Grant , University of South Carolina, 2007
  • Recognized by University of South Carolina for Community Service , University of South Carolina, 2007
  • Graduate School Student Travel Grant, University of South Carolina , 2006
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Graduate School, University of South Carolina, 2003
Presentations:
  • Dai, W. (2014, April). Legalization and Social Mobility of Unauthorized Immigrants. Presented at the 2014 Midwest Sociological Society Meeting, Omaha.
  • Dai, W., Yang, Y. (2013, August). Marital Status and Immigration Status: How Would They Affect Wealth Accumulation of Immigrants in the U.S.?. Presented at the 2013 American Sociological Association Meeting, New York.
  • Dai, W., Yang, Y. (2012, August). Racial Housing Wealth Gap and the American Foreclosure Crisis. Presented at the 2012 American Sociological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Dai, W. (2012, April). How Has the Immigration to the U.S. Changed in the 21st Century?. Presented at the 2012 Midwest Sociological Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Dai, W. (2012, March). How Has the Racial Inequality in Homeownership Changed in the 21st Century?. Presented at the 2012 Midwest Sociological Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Dai, W., Yang, Y. (2011, August). From Boom to Bust: Examine the Effects of Economic Recession on Minority Groups' Experience in Housing Market. Presented at the 2011 American Sociological Association Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Dai, W. (2010, April). An Examination of Ethnic Inequality in Homeownership in the U.S.. Presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Dai, W. (2009, March). Who Benefitted from the Housing Boom? A Study of Home Equity by Race and Age. Presented at the 2009 Midwest Sociological Society Meeting, Des Moines, IA.
  • Dai, W., Yang, Y. (2007, August). A Dynamic Study of Racial Differences in Home Equity in the U.S. . Presented at the 2007 American Sociological Association Meeting, New York City.
  • Dai, W., Yang, Y. (2006, August). Effects of Racial Composition on Housing Appreciation in Columbia, SC.. Presented at the 2006 American Sociological Association Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Dai, W., Nolan, P., Skvoretz, J. (2006, August). Testing Mayhew and Schollaert’s Baseline Models of Salary Concentration-Dispersion in U.S. Customs Houses. Presented at the 2006 American Sociological Association Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Dai, W., Nolan, P. (2004, April). Baseline Models of Inequality: A Test in U.S. Customs Houses. Presented at the The Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.