I am a PhD student of Sociology at UC Berkeley studying the sharing economy, social exchange and culture.




In 2016, I facilitated my own student-directed seminar for a class of upper division students at the University of British Columbia.

SOCI 433A 002: What Makes You click: The Sociology of Online Dating
Instructor: Skyler Wang

In the quest to find romance, more and more people are turning to online dating platforms for answers. Once stigmatized as a venue for the socially inept, apps and websites like Tinder and OkCupid have transformed and revolutionized the relationship game. In recognition of this trend, social researchers have started to uncover the tenets and sociological impacts of online dating and its intricate processes. This course will examine online dating platforms from various angles, incorporating discourses pertaining to gender, sexuality, race, intersectionality and selfhood.

For more information on student-directed seminars, visit the UBC SDS website. Please send me an email if you wish to receive a copy of the syllabus.


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