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Tulane Sociology


Xiaojin Chen (C.V.)

Associate Professor (Ph.D. Iowa State University)

220H Newcomb Hall
Phone: (504)862-3008
Fax: (504)865-5544
Email: xchen1@tulane.edu

Research Interests

Migration and Children's Development in China,
Life Course/Developmental Criminology, Victimization,
Research Methods, and Social Statistics

Current Research Projects

My research interests focus on life course criminology, victimization,and mental disorder among disadvantaged populations. I am currently working on a project,  "Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior among Left-behind Children in Rural China", which explores the effects of rural-to-urban migration on children's development, including child abuse, victimization, and mental health problems.        

Selected Publications

Chen, Xiaojin. 2009. “The linkage between deviant lifestyles and violent victimization: An examination from a life course perspective”. Journal of Interpersonal Violence Vol. 24 (7): 1083-1110.

Chen, Xiaojin & Michele Adams (2010). Are teen delinquency abstainers social introverts? A test of Moffitt’s theory. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 47 (4): 439-468.

Thrane, Lisa & Xiaojin Chen (2010). Runaway behavior and female sexual onset: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Journal of Adolescent Health 46: 32-36. 

Chen, Xiaojin (2010). Desire for autonomy and adolescent delinquency: A latent growth curve analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior 37 (9): 989 - 1004.


Courses Taught

Soci 7360 Structural Equation Modeling
CCC 7300 Quantitative Analysis
Soci 3040 Introduction to Research Analysis 
Soci 3030 Introduction to Research Methods 
Soci 1080 Deviant Behavior
 Dr. Xiaojin Chen


Tulane University, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5820 menrigh@tulane.edu