Xiang Zhou is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. His research broadly concerns quantitative methodology, economic inequality and mobility, and contemporary Chinese society. His work has appeared, or will soon appear, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Political Economy, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, among other peer-reviewed journals. Before coming to Harvard, Zhou worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. He received a PhD in Sociology and Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2015.