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Jun Han

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Jun Han provides support to the Center’s research agenda and contributes to the Center’s thought leadership, teaching, and publication.

Jun’s research and teaching interests include Political and Organizational Sociology, Social Impact, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Nonprofit Management, Public Policy, and China Studies. Jun is currently working on a project with colleagues at the Center to develop and test a new theory of scaling social impact.

Jun Han holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Oxford, and a M.A. in Sociology from Peking University. His Ph.D. dissertation explores the relations between social marketization and policy change, based on evidence from China and the United Kingdom. His research has appeared in leading journals, including VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Chinese Sociological Review, and China Review. Additionally, Jun has 16 publications in Chinese (six journal articles, one book chapter, and nine media articles).

Jun Han is a Summer Doctoral Fellow (2016) at the Center for Social Impact Strategy, University of Pennsylvania, and a Research Analyst (2014) at the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford. He participated in Skoll World Forum (2016) as a D.Phil. Fellow and presented his research at Junior Scholars Forum (2016) organized by Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Hertie School of Governance. Jun once obtained a competitive research grant from Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship (2012-2013), conducting research on social innovation communities.

Education: University of Oxford and Peking University.

Hometown: Anqing, Anhui, China.

Favorite Quote: “Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” — Bill Drayton.

What I’m Reading Now: Scaling social impact: New thinking; Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It; Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change; Social Innovation: Blurring Boundaries to Reconfigure Markets; Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy.

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