Yige is pronounced /YEE-guh/. (audio)
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 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 a number of awards and fellowships including:
- Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies Early Career Fellowships, American Council of Learned Societies, 2021-22
- Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Toronto, 2019-2020 (awarded & declined)
- 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, 2015
My general interests in social and political issues have led to numerous publications on both scholarly and public platforms including International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 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 serving on the editorial board of the Made in China Journal.
I can be reached at yigedong [at] buffalo.edu
Twitter handle: yige_dong