Nancy E. Riley Bowdoin College, USA
is a sociologist whose research focuses on family, gender and population and China. She has recently finished a project (Laboring in Paradise: Gender, Work, and Family in a Chinese Economic Zone
) in Dalian, China, on the family lives of women factory workers. Courses taught include Families, Sociology of Gender, Contemporary Chinese Societies, and Introduction to Human Population. She is also interested in the experiences of Chinese in the United States and is currently doing research on Honolulu's Chinatown, examining how the unusual history and racial make-up of that city influences Chinatown.