Haoran (Harry) Zhang is a Civil Rights Litigation Support Specialist in the New York office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. He received his B.A. with University Honors and high departmental honors from Wesleyan University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Based on original archival research, Harry’s senior thesis was a ground-level intellectual history of a social movement in China, where he analyzed movement participants’ ideas, discourses, language, and rhetoric. While at Wesleyan, he volunteered with the Wesleyan Refugee Project and worked as a research assistant for the Wesleyan Media Project, where he analyzed political advertisements in different levels of elections in the U.S. He previously interned with the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at NYU Law, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and Shanghai CSW & MSM Center. Harry is currently working as a research assistant for the National People’s Congress (NPC) Observer—an independent English blog covering China’s national legislature and its standing committee.
Harry is considering law school and/or graduate school in the future.