The Women's Research Institute at Brigham Young University will host a visiting professor from Taiwan's Cheng Chi University as its Brown Bag Luncheon speaker Thursday, Dec. 6.

Nancy Chen will address "Women's Status in Taiwan Today" at noon in 376 Wilkinson Center.Chen served as chairperson of the university's sociology department. She earned her master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh and her doctorate at the University of Missouri.

She has taught courses in research methodology, organization theory and urban sociology.

A Fulbright scholar, Chen is researching social welfare policy in the United States.