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Lei, Yawen
Political Sociology;Law and Society;Economic Sociology
Research Fellow
University of Michigan

Yawen Lei is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan. She is also affiliated with the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. She received J.S.D. degree from Yale Law School. Her primary research interests are in political sociology, law and society, economic sociology, political communication, and Chinese studies. Her dissertation examines the roots of the nation-wide counterpublic sphere in China, looking at how state-led institution-building in media and legal fields has contributed to the growth of a nation-wide counterpublic sphere.

For more information, please see Dr. Lei's full CV in English (link) or Chinese (link).