Hui (Chloe) Qian

Hui (Chloe) Qian
  • PhD Alumna
  • Department of Sociology
  • Berkey Hall
  • 509 E. Circle Drive Room 316
  • East Lansing, MI 48824


Chloe’s research particularly focuses on issues of race, ethnicity, and social justice in the agrifood systems. Her dissertation, titled “Culture, Ethnicity, and Traditional Food Markets: Towards a Multi-dimensional Food Security” investigates the role of culturally-preferred foods in local residents’ achievement of food security in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, the specific ways through which traditional food markets impact local food security, and the challenges and opportunities exist for traditional food markets to meet the local food needs. Before coming to MSU, Chloe studied food storytelling and cultural identify building among sojourning students during her Master program in Communication at the University of Maine. She also worked as a communication coordinator for an environmental & sustainable agricultural NGO in Berkeley, CA, which inspired her to pursue further education in the nexus between environment and food. Besides food security, Chloe also works on cross-national environmental concern research at MSU, mainly through Structural Equation Modeling in SAS.


Hui Qian


Food systems, food security, social justice, environmental concern, community development, and mixed research methods


Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra T., Hui Qian, Aaron McCright, Matthew K. Houser. 2019. “Climate Change Views, Energy Policy Preferences, and Intended Actions Across Welfare State Regimes: Evidence from the European Social Survey.” International Journal of Sociology 49(1):1-26.