WHO AM I

For someone who has a passion for (too) many things, writing a one-liner that encapsulates who you are as a person can be a daunting process.

That said, a close friend of mine once prompted me to rethink my definition of what a ‘life mantra’ is by posing the question,
“What do you hope to accomplish in everything that you do?”

To me, the answer was clear, “To help the world understand itself a little better.”

Skyler, 27.
PhD Student in Sociology | UC Berkeley.

TEACHING

In 2016, I facilitated my own student-directed seminar for a class of 11 upper year students at the University of British Columbia. A student-directed seminar brings together highly motivated individuals to explore and investigate a topic of interest through a democratic learning environment.


SOCI 433A 002: What makes you click: The Sociology of Online Dating
Director: Skyler Wang
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Carrie Yodanis

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.

CV


Curriculum Vitae

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