Di Di is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Rice University. Prior to joining the faculty at Santa Clara University, Di Di was an RPLP graduate student fellow from 2012 to 2019. Her research examines the intersection between religion and other social institutions, including gender, ethnicity, science, and technology. Her current book project relies on a 15-month ethnographic research project and 80 in-depth interviews with ethnic Chinese Buddhists from two temples, one in mainland China and the other in the U.S. Her work has appeared in Sociology of Religion, Public Understanding of Science, and Journal of Contemporary China.