Yiran ZhangAssistant Professor of Labor and Employment Law
Yiran Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Law at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, where she teaches employment and labor law and a writing seminar on the law of care work. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Stanford Law & Policy Review, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and UCLA Women's Law Journal. Her work focuses on the governance of care work at the intersection of the often-informal labor markets and the economic household. Her current projects study how U.S. subsidy programs, including CCDF and Medicaid programs, impact the care economy, especially home-based care. Her other research explores how law and informality impact migrant care workers’ workplace strategies in Asia.
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 NY Bar.