Department of Sociology
University of Memphis
Clement Hall, Room 229B
Memphis TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-1606
Fax: (901) 678-2525
Junmin Wang is Associate Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in 2007 from
New York University. During the academic year of 2007-2008, she was a post-doctoral
fellow in China’s political economy at the Research Center for Chinese Politics &
Business of Indiana University at Bloomington.
Dr. Wang’s main research interests include economic sociology, organizations, political sociology, globalization, international
political economy, and China Studies. Her current research projects explore: (1) China’s recent integration into the international
market and the transforming state/market relationships on the macro level; (2) China’s
ongoing reforms on the organizational level and their implications on China’s political
prospects and particularly its democratization process; and (3) the institutional
and organizational innovations and corporate governance in China’s stock market. She employs both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research projects.
Her research has been founded by the GSAS Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship of
New York University (2003), the Dissertation Improvement Grant of the National Science
Foundation (2005), the Asian Foundation (2008), and the Faculty Research Grant in
Social Sciences, Business and Law of University of Memphis (2009). She has published
articles and book chapters on China’s political economy, state/market transitions,
and institutional and organizational changes. Dr. Wang’s recent research is published in Theory and Society, Comparative Sociology, Research in the Sociology of Work, European Journal of Sociology and so forth.
Dr. Wang is teaching two graduate seminars – Formal Organizations and Methods of Social Research in Fall 2010. Other courses she has taught include Social Statistics and Introduction to Sociology.