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       Dr. Weishan Huang grew up in Taiwan, a religiously plural society, completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the New School for Social Research (New York, USA), and was a research fellow at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversities (Germany).

      Dr. Huang's work mainly focuses on the issues related to religious movements, migration and globalization, and urban gentrification. One of her joint research projects was to inquire as to how culture and economics intertwined in urban re-structuring before and after the 1990 recession in New York City. She is the co-editor of the book, Ecology of Faith in New York City (Indiana University Press, 2013).  Her current book project is to propose a study of the reconfiguration of two significant state-planned social phenomena, gentrification and religious revival, and their impacts on Mahayana Buddhist communities in contemporary Shanghai. 

MAIN AREA

  • Sociology of Religion

  • Transnational Sociology

  • Urban Sociology

FIELD SITES:

New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong