Rachel Zhou is a professor in the School of Social Work and a member of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition
. Her research focuses on understanding how globalization processes have affected social inequalities in local and transnational settings. Research interests include globalization, immigration, transnationalism, HIV and AIDS, global health, aging and pensions, social/health policy, culture, gender, sexuality, and time. Rachel's most recent research publications focused on social differences in transnational grandparenting, aging and pensions, and transnationalism of Chinese immigrants.