Yiran Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Employment and Labor 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. Zhang’s scholarship 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 both CCDF and Medicaid programs, impact the care economy, especially the home-based care providers. Her other research explores how law and market norms impacts informal workers’ workplace, family, and migration strategies in Asia.
Dr. Zhang has earned an S.J.D. and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and an LL.B. from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.