Yao Lu wins two ASA awards for article on migration and collective action in rural China
February 10, 2020
Professor Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, has received two prestigious awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA) for her recent publication on migration and collective action in rural China.
Professor Lu’s article, which was published in the November 2019 issue of the American Journal of Sociology, “integrates literature on social movements and migration to examine how migration shapes both the cognitive and social foundations of collective action in origin communities. Using longitudinal data and in-depth interviews from rural China, the author finds that outward migration spurs collective resistance in origin communities and shapes the form and scale of collective action.”
WEAI congratulates Professor Lu and thanks her for her contribution to the fields of sociology and East Asian studies!