Jia Xue

Jia Xue

Ph.D. Candidate in Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania
WAPPP Fellow
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Jia Xue’s research focuses on intimate violence, dating violence in young adulthood, child abuse and gender-based violence in international and cross-cultural contexts.

Bio

Jia Xue is from the School of Social Policy & Practice Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania, along with a dual Master’s degree in Statistics in Wharton. She was a research fellow at CARR Center for Human Rights from 2016 to 2017. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty at Smith College and Rutgers University School of Social Work.

Her research is motivated by promoting social justice and improving the well-being of vulnerable individuals and families who are affected by intimate violence. Her career goal of promoting social justice began with her studies in Law School, and an internship in China’s Supreme Court. Her research has focused on intimate violence, dating violence in young adulthood, child abuse and gender-based violence in international and cross-cultural contexts. She has been committed to working collaboratively across multiple disciplines, including social policy, health, criminology and social work.

Beyond academics, Jia is the president of Harvard Chinese Students and Scholarship Association Dance Troupe and has dance performances on campuses.

Research Topic

Tweeting about Sexual Violence: Building an Online Community for Violence Prevention

Focus Area

Policy Topic