Lucy Zheng is a Post-doctoral fellow with the Gothenburg Research Program on Pregnancy and Politics (PregDem). She studied at Cornell University, where she double majored in Psychology and Political Science (with minors in International Relations and Law & Society). After university, she taught political science in a high school in Los Angeles while doing her masters in Urban Education. She later received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of California - Davis, with a core project focused on personality development in adolescents. She has authored papers examining the influence of educators, family and friends, technology, and the self on socioemotional development, academic achievement, and general and health behaviors. In the PregDem project, Lucy aims to understand the emotional, lifestyle, and political changes that occur throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and how time and identity play a role in these changes.
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