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.
The Sociological Quarterly
Journal of Contemporary China
Science and Engineering Ethics
Public Understanding of Science
Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World
Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences
Presidential Theme Session on Diversifying the Study of Religion and Science Through Global Perspectives (Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2019 Annual Meeting)
Researchers who examine the religion and science interface have, until recently, been primarily concerned with the relationship of specific forms of Christianity to particular forms of science in the US. This session focused on diversifying the study of religion and science by bringing global research to the table.
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University