Assistant Professor |School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for the Social Sciences
Dr. Wang earned her PhD from the Department of Geography at the Ohio State University in December 2016. Her research interests include critical urban theories, critical planning studies, and China’s great urban transformation. Her current empirical research focuses on China’s new town movement and the construction frenzy of metro networks. Her research agenda crosses diverse disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological boundaries. By integrating multiple epistemological strands – Marxist political economy, urban political ecology, post-humanism, etc. – her research reveals how social and material space is produced and reproduced in the Chinese city through intertwined processes. Dr. Wang has won multiple grants in China and the U.S., including the prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant of the U.S. National Science Foundation (as PI). Her publications have appeared in a range of important international and Chinese academic journals.
urban political economy/ecology, post-human urban theories, planning culture and politics, new towns, mega-infrastructure, China's great urban transformation, research methodologies
1. Introduction to Globalization (SS047)
2. World Regional Geography (SS067)
3. The City and Technology (SS082)