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Shengwei Sun

Manager of Research, Income Security and Child Care

Shengwei Sun is Manager of Research at the National Women’s Law Center, where she works across program teams to build out quantitative research on Income Security and Child Care. Before joining the Center, Shengwei was a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, where she authored a series of policy briefs on how young women have been faring in the pandemic-induced recession with an intersectional lens. She also published research on the effectiveness of state-level pay transparency laws in the U.S., the consequences of economic downturns for young adults, and racial disparities in accessing high-quality jobs in the paid care sector. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, BBC, NPR Marketplace, and Forbes, among others. From 2018 to 2020, Shengwei was a postdoctoral fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied the gendered consequences of pay secrecy practices in the contemporary workplace and taught undergraduate statistics. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park.