Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Introduction to Sociology; Sociology of Religion; Urban Sociology; Globalization; East Asian Societies; Chinese Culture and Society; American Society; International Organization; World Culture Geography; Senior Research

Research areas

Muslim minorities in North America and China; Chinese Muslims in the diaspora; Sino-UAE Relations; Public health policy in the UAE

Education

PhD, Sociology, University of Notre Dame, United States
MA, Sociology, Western Illinois University, United States
BA, English Literature, Renmin University of China, China

Professional experience

Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates(2015 - Present)
Affiliated Research Fellow at Purdue University, United States(2009 - Present)
Summer Research Fellow in Residence at Middle East Center, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom(2019 - 2019)
Visiting Scholar at University of California, United States(2016 - 2017)
Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates(2009 - 2015)
Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, United States(2011 - 2011)
Instructor/Pre-doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, United States(2007 - 2008)

Memberships

East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2018 - present
Association for the Sociology of Religion, 2012 - present
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2012 - present
Chinese Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2005 - present
European Sociological Association, 2013 - 2014
Midwest Sociological Association, 2009 - 2012
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2004 - 2009
American Sociological Association, 2003 - 2009
Association for the Sociology of Religion, 2004 - 2009
Midwest Sociological Society, 2003 - 2009
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