Faculty Biography - Baozhen Luo
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Arntzen Hall 509
Phone: (360) 650-7913
Baozhen Luo is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She obtained her B.A. in Journalism at Nanjing University (Nanjing, China) in 2003 and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) in 2009. She also received a graduate certificate in Gerontology from GSU. Before coming to WWU, Dr. Luo worked as an assistant professor in Sociology at LaGrange College and Undergraduate Research Coordinator at Western Kentucky University.
Dr. Luo’s research interests are in the areas of family & life course, with a special focus on Asian and Asian American families. Her current research agenda explores how adult children take care of their elderly parents in China, where the society is undergoing massive social, economic, and cultural transformation. Drawing perspectives from her studies in China and the U.S., Dr. Luo plans to expand her research in aging and family to a global context. Herteaching interests include Classical Sociological Theories, Research Methods, Family and Marriage, and of course, Aging and Society. One of her passions is to bring students outside of the classroom and engage in communities locally and globally.Dr. Luo is also a dedicated yogi, who practices Ashtanga yoga on a daily basis and teaches flow classes regularly. She also enjoys cooking, reading, drinking tea, trail running, and mountain hiking.
Luo, Baozhen and Zhan, Heying. Filial Piety and Functional Support: Understanding Intergenerational Solidarity among Families with Migrated Children in Rural China. Paper accepted by Ageing International.
Zhan, Heying, Luo, Baozhen, and Chen, Zhiyu “Institutional Elder Care in China.” In Aging in China: Implications to Social Policy of a Changing Economic State. Forthcoming.
Zhan, Heying and Luo, Baozhen (2011). Women, State and Social Policy. In Liu, Jieyu, Ying Zhu, & Yachien Huang (eds.). Women’s Studies in the West. People’s University Press.
Zhan, Heying and Luo, Baozhen. (2009). Population Aging and Elderly Care. In Li, Jieli (ed.) Public Health. Beijing University Press.
Luo, Baozhen (2009). Leisure and Culture for the Elderly. Encyclopedia of Modern China. p.455-p.457. Charles Scribner’s Sons/Gale/Cengage Learning.
Luo, Baozhen (2009). Love and Friendship. Encyclopedia of Modern China. p.528-p.531. Charles Scribner’s Sons/Gale/Cengage Learning.
Zhan, Heying and Luo, Baozhen (2009). Social Welfare: Care and Aid for Disabled. In Encyclopedia of Modern China. p.445-p.448. Charles Scribner’s Sons/Gale/Cengage Learning.
Luo, Baozhen (2008). Striving for Comfort: “Positive” Construction of Dating Cultures among Second-Generation Chinese American Youths. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 25(6): 867-888.
Zhan, Heying Jenny, Feng, Xiaotian & Luo, Baozhen (2008). Placing Elderly Parents in Institutions in Urban China: A Reinterpretation of Filial Piety? Research on Aging. 30(5): 543-571.
Zhan, Heying and Luo, Baozhen (2007). Social Gerontology. In Li, Jieli and Min Liu(eds.). Frontiers of Western Humanities and Social Science Research. Pp 236-261. Beijing University Press.Zhan, Heying and Luo, Baozhen. (2007). Students’ Teaching Evaluation in the U.S. and Its Implementation and Implications for Higher Education in China. University Education in China. 1:103. Pp49-56.