Yige is pronounced “yee-guh” /’i:’gə/.
I have been the Suzanne Wilson Barnett Chair in Contemporary China Studies and Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound (2019-2020). I obtained my Ph.D. in Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University in August 2019. My research interests include political economy, labor, gender relations, contentious politics, and comparative-historical methods.
I am working on a book project, “From Mill Town to iPhone City: Gender, Labor, and the Politics of Care in an Industrializing China,” which examines the seven-decade transformation of care politics among industrial workers as China has transitioned from a socialist state to a capitalist economy.
My research has received numerous national awards and fellowships including:
- Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship in Women’s Studies The Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, 2018-2019
- Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award Eastern Sociological Society, 2018
- Best Graduate Student Paper Prize Association for Asian Studies, 2014
- Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Toronto (2019-2020, declined)
My general interests in social and political issues have led to numerous publications on both scholarly and public platforms including American Quarterly, Critical Asian Studies, Modern China, Made in China Journal, Tsinghua Sociological Review (清華社會學評論), The Initium (端傳媒), The Paper (澎湃), The Intellectual (知識份子), etc.
I’m also proudly serving on the editorial board of the Made in China Journal.
I can be reached at yigedong [at] buffalo.edu
Twitter handle: yige_dong