Department News and Announcements Archive


Congratulations to Graduate Student Shirley Lung

Shirley received a Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) award for her project titled, ‘Politicizing Christianity in Taiwan and the US.’ This study explores how transnational church organizations pursue their political and religious agendas across two national contexts, namely Taiwan and the United States. Contending with national boundaries in a global world, these organizations necessarily navigate […]


US-China Summit at the G20 Amid Fallout From the Protests in Hong Kong

Ho Fung Hung
Professor Ho-Fung Hung’s spoke to Hidden Forces’ podcast about the upcoming US-China trade talks at the G20 summit amid fallout from the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Hidden Forces is a multimedia educational platform devoted to exploring the underlying forces driving the most powerful changes we see in the world.


Professor Ho-Fung Hung in The Washington Post

Ho Fung Hung
Professor Ho-Fung Hung was quoted in The Washington Post about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong: “Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s puzzling apology: Did Beijing blink? And, if so, why?”


Michael Levien wins four book awards

Congratulations to Professor Michael Levien whose book Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India (Oxford University Press, 2018) recently won four awards. Sociology of Development Section Book Award Political Economy of World System (PEWS) Distinguished Book Award Honorable Mention, Asia/Transnational Book Award Global and Transnational Sociology Best Scholarly Book Award


Prof Ho-Fung Hung: Hong Kong Protests Could Have ‘Large’ Economic Impact

Ho Fung Hung
Professor Ho-Fung Hung was on CNBC International TV’s “Street Signs” discussing the possibility of American citizens in Hong Kong being arrested and extradited to mainland China if a proposed legal amendment in Hong Kong is passed. The complete article can be found on CNBC’s website.