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Baozhen Luo, PhD

Professor, Department of Sociology, Western Washington University

Professor, Global Health, Duke Kunshan University in China

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Faculty Profile


My research examines aging related social policies and life experiences in the Global North and the Global South and their interconnectedness. My macro-level research explores the role of political economy frameworks and ideologies in shaping social policies for the elderly in different polities. My micro-level research takes a qualitative approach to understand the lived experiences of the elderly and the caregivers, with a strong emphasis on social inequities, intersectionality, and individual agency among the marginalized.

Keywords: political economy, long-term care, human agency, qualitative research methods, care economy advocate