Skip to main content

For updates and resources as we move forward after Hurricane Ida, please visit our Forward TUgether site.

Xiaojin Chen Associate Professor Department of Sociology Tulane University

Xiaojin Chen

Associate Professor

220H Newcomb Hall


Ph.D., Iowa State University


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.