Deparment of Sociology Colloquium Series
Speaker: Ya-Wen Lei, Harvard University.
In this talk, I will situate my book, The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China, in relation to one of the department’s traditions and discuss issues related to disciplinary boundaries. I will then discuss how the book speaks to the relationship between globalization, institutions, social networks, and political culture. I will conclude by discussing how I am moving forward and what I am working on next.