Becky Hsu

Becky Hsu is assistant professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Her research interests include China, religion, economic sociology, organizations, sociology of emotion, and public sociology. Her research examines efforts to solve poverty in rural China, paying attention to the moral understandings embedded in NGO organizational structures and government programs, as well as those held by recipients. She has published articles on how to estimate the number of Muslims worldwide, international religion data methodology, religion and economic development, and faith-based organizations in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the International Scope Review. She received a B.A. in Sociology with ‘cum laude’ and distinction in the major from Yale University, M.A. with distinction and PhD from the sociology department at Princeton University.