Yige is pronounced /YEE-guh/. (audio)

I am Assistant Professor of Sociology and Global Gender & Sexuality Studies at University at Buffalo, SUNY.

My research interests include political economy, labor, gender relations, contentious politics, and comparative-historical methods. (Google Scholar profile)

I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong. Before joining Buffalo, I was 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 am working on a book project, “The Fabric of Care: Women’s Work and the Politics of Livelihood in a Chinese Mill Town,” which examines China’s century-long transformation of care politics among industrial workers amid the country’s waves of industrialization, revolution, and globalization.

My research has received a number of awards and fellowships including:

My general interests in social and political issues have led to numerous publications on both scholarly and public platforms including Critical Sociology, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, American Quarterly, Critical Asian StudiesModern 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 serving on the editorial board of the Made in China Journal.

I can be reached at yigedong [at] buffalo.edu

Twitter handle: yige_dong