Hyejin Jeon is currently a Doctoral student of sociology at University of Maryland and Student Research Affiliate of MPRC. Prior to joining the UMD Graduate program, she was a researcher at the Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI). She received her MA and BA in Sociology from Yonsei University in South Korea. 

Hyejin’s interests focus on how societal forces navigate individual life trajectories and confirm whether society has progressed in a gender egalitarian way. Her current research examines changes in time-spent pattern on housework, child-related activities by men and women. And how the collective perspective on women and mothers, referred to as the Motherhood Discourse, changes according to social events in South Korea and the US. Hyejin primarily applies statistical analysis in her research, but is currently working to incorporate computational analysis into her project. 

Areas of Interest

  • Gender Work and Family, Parenthood, Social Inequality, Demography,
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  • BA
    Sociology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  • MA
    Sociology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
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