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Yu Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Office Phone Email
S2 142 559.278.6046


Biographical Sketch

 Dr. Yu Zhang received her law degree from China and Ph.D. in Criminology and Public Policy from Northeastern University in Boston. Her primary teaching and research interests include comparative criminology, policing, race & gender, law & society, and quantitative research methodology. She has participated in several international and national research projects, including the International Self-report Delinquency Study, National Sexual Assault Self-efficacy Needs Assessment Project, and Implicit Racial Bias Project. Dr. Zhang is currently working on the application of computational methods in social science, including social media and big data analysis.


Courses Taught:

  • CRIM 102: Criminal Justice Organization and Management

  • CRIM 110: Police in America