Grace Tien

4th Year Graduate Student
Email Address: 
gtien@princeton.edu

Grace graduated from Wellesley College, where she studied political science and economics in 2012. Her senior thesis was a study of China’s Boss Christians – Christian entrepreneurs whose economic success has yielded them substantial autonomy – and their distinctive business practices, focusing on the integration of Confucian and Protestant influences on business practices and management. After working as a corps member in Baltimore with Teach for America, she came to Princeton where she has conducted research in the Center for the Study of Religion. Her current research utilizes mixed methods to study startups and entrepreneurship in China, intersecting organizational sociology, culture, religion, and political economy.