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Yiran Zhang
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Yiran Zhang

Assistant Professor of Labor & Employment Law
Global Labor and Work (GLW)


Yiran Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Law at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School. Her research focuses on the governance of care work at the intersection of the often-informal labor markets, the welfare state, and the economic household. Her current projects study how U.S. welfare programs, including Medicaid and childcare subsidies, impact home-based care. Her other research explores how law and informality impact migrant care workers’ workplace strategies in Asia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Indiana Law Journal, Stanford Law & Policy Review, and Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She teaches employment and labor law and a writing seminar on the law of care work.
Dr. Zhang has received an S.J.D. and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and an LL.B. from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She's a member of the New York Bar.

Teaching Statement

My teaching interest includes labor and employment law, care work, and gender, race, and work law.


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