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Victor Tan Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Founders Hall, 827 W. Franklin St., Room 228

Office hours: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Economic inequality


social policy


  • Ph.D., Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Economic inequality
  • Work and labor
  • Social policy

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Dr. Victor Tan Chen's Papers


  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)
    • Chair of Network Organizer Forum
    • Co-organizer of Network A: Community, Democracy, and Organizations


  • Sociology 320: Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Sociology 601: Sociological Research Methods
  • Sociology 602: Applications of Sociological Research Methods


  • Joyce Rothschild Book Prize (2022)
  • John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award (2017)
  • VCU College of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship (Humanities and Social Sciences) (2016)
  • Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award (2012)

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