Dr. Davis presented on “Uneven Urbanization in China” at Georgia Tech and “Weddings in Shanghai” at Emory University.
Deborah Davis is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Yale University and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai as well as on the faculty at the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University. At Yale she served as Director of Academic Programs at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Chair of the Council of East Asian Studies, and co-chair of the Women Faculty Forum. Her past publications have analyzed the politics of the Cultural Revolution, Chinese family life, social welfare policy, consumer culture, property rights, social stratification, occupational mobility, and impact of rapid urbanization and migration on health and happiness.
The China Research Center invites a prominent scholar of China each year to share their insights and research.
Past speakers include:
- 2016-17: Dr. Thomas Christensen, Princeton University
- 2015-16: Dr. William Kirby, Harvard University
- 2014-15: Dr. Tani Barlow, Rice University
- 2013-14: Dr. Martin Whyte, Harvard University
- 2012-13: Dr. Perry Link, University of California, Riverside
- 2011-12: Dr. Elizabeth Perry, Harvard University
- 2010-11: Dr. Yasheng Huang, MIT
- 2009-10: Dr. Susan Shirk, University of California, San Diego
- 2008-09: Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz, University of California, Irvine