Visiting Assistant Professor
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M-W: 12:15-1:15 pm
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EducationPh.D., 2021, Northwestern University
Areas of Expertise
Sociology of Arts and Culture
Global and Transnational Sociology
Organizations, Occupations & Work
Personal InformationJun (Philip) Fang is a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Colby College. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University in fall 2021. As a cultural sociologist studying China’s engagement with the West, he broadly addresses how contrasting forces of nationalism and globalization shape processes of creative production. His current book project, titled When China Meets Hollywood: Global Collaboration and State Intervention in a Creative Industry, is an ethnography of how Chinese conglomerates and Hollywood studios co-produce films from script to screen.
His research has been published in Poetics, Qualitative Sociology, Sociological Studies, and SAGE Research Methods Foundations, and has won fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the University of Chicago Ethnography Incubator. He also co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Chinese Sociology on East Asian perspectives on the sociology of arts and culture. Previously, he taught in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William & Mary and wrote culture columns for the China editions of The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Caixin Global. For more information, please visit his personal website.
PublicationsFang, Jun. 2020. “Tensions in Aesthetic Socialization: Negotiating Competence and Differentiation in Chinese Art Test Prep Schools.” Poetics 79.
Fang, Jun, and Gary Alan Fine. 2020. “Names and Selves: Transnational Identities and Self-Presentation among Elite Chinese International Students.”Qualitative Sociology 43(4): 427-448.
Fine, Gary Alan, and Jun Fang. 2019. “Idioculture.”In Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug, and Richard A. Williams (eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Fang, Jun. 2018. “The Visual Arts in the Chinese Middle-Class Home: Occupational Status Groups, Abstract Art, and Self-Presentation.” Sociological Studies 5: 66-92.