Chongzheng Wei, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, will present the talk “Chinese bisexual people’s experience of stigma: A latent profile analysis” on Wednesday, May 17 from 12:30 – 2 pm. The free event is sponsored by Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences.

Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) at UCSB is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. emphasis available to students who wish to develop and use cutting-edge quantitative methods in social science research. Its curriculum is designed to provide students with the rigorous mathematical and statistical background necessary for advanced quantitative work, while also providing a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the use of quantitative methods in the social sciences. A growing number of departments and faculty participate in the emphasis and the weekly colloquia, which features speakers engaged in quantitative research across all social science disciplines.

Chongzheng Wei is a doctoral student with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology who won UC Santa Barbara’s 2023 Grad Slam Preliminary Round 10 with his presentation, “Stop Being WEIRD: Centering Chinese Bisexual People’s Experience of Stigma.” He received an M.Ed. in Education (concentration: sexuality education and counseling) from Beijing Normal University and a B.S. in Applied Psychology from Nanchang University in China. His strong commitment to counseling psychology and social justice started by serving prisoners, underresourced migrant children, and LGBTQ individuals in China. After graduation, he was sponsored by the Chinese government to work at both UNESCO headquarters in Paris and Asia-Pacific regional office in Bangkok, promoting gender equality and LGBTI inclusion in the education sector. Chongzheng speaks Mandarin, English, and intermediate French. His research centers around addressing minority stress and mental health disparities facing the LGBTQ community.

Chongzheng Wei