Xiaorui Huang

Welcome! My name is Xiaorui Huang (pronounced Shiao-Ray Hwang). I am an environmental sociologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Drexel University. My research focuses on environmental sociology, climate change, global and transnational sociology, political economy, sociology of development, agrofood studies, human well-being, quantitative methods, and sustainability science. My main research agenda examines the environmental and human well-being implications of economic development, international trade, renewable energy, and income inequality. I have also published on quantitative methods, agricultural communities’ engagement with natural resource and climate change issues, and socio-ecological determinants of health outcomes.

I received a PhD in Sociology from Boston College in 2022. Before that, I received a MA in Sociology from Boston College in 2017, and a BS in Sociology and International Studies from the University of Oregon in 2014.