December 8, 1997
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Jie Qing (pronounced "Jay Ching") joins the faculty following a postdoctoral appointment at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and three years as an assistant professor at Columbia University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Peking University and his Ph.D. from UCLA, all in mathematics. Qing's interests are in nonlinear analysis, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations, with applications to differential geometry, complex geometry, and mathematical physics.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Julie Bettie comes to UCSC from UC Davis, where she earned her doctorate in sociology with a designated emphasis in feminist theory and research. Her dissertation, "Women Without Class: Identity Performances among White and Mexican-American Youth," is based on ethnographic research she conducted among high school girls. Her research explores class as a cultural identity in relationship to race and gender in a deindustrializing economy.
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