Jiaming Sun’s Profile

Texas A&M University-Commerce




Jiaming Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Tenured)


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·         Generation Gaps: The Background of Transition Period in China (1997 in Chinese)

·         Global Sociology: Analysis of Transnational Phenomena (2007 in Chinese)

·         Global Connectivity and Local Transformation (2008 in English)




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Career in Fudan University (1985-1997)


·         Lecturer of International Politics Department

·         Associate Professor of Sociology Department (non salary-related)

·         Vice-Secretary General of Social Development Research Center in College of Law

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          With Xizhe Peng                     With Xiangming Chen


Career in the US (1997-2011)

·         Visiting scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago

·         Visiting scholar, Global Affairs Institute in Syracuse University

·         Guest lecture at the East Asian Program, Cornell University

·         PhD in Sociology at UIC

·         Advisory Board for The Earl Babbie Research Center

·         Associate Editor for Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

·         Board member, the North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA)

·         Conference presentations at NACSA, Global Studies Association (GSA), Urban and Extra-Urban Studies

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Courses Taught


·         Introduction to Social Research

·         Intermediate Method of Sociological Analysis

·         Introduction to Sociology

·         Urban Sociology

·         Social Inequality

·         Global Social Issue

·         Sociology of the Internet

·         advanced social research method (for grads)

·         advanced social statistics (for grads)


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Globalization, Modern China, Urban Studies, Civil Society, Consumer Culture, Quantitative Methods, Application of GIS, SEM and STATA



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·         Provost award for research and creative activities (2011 Texas A&M University–commerce)

·         Outstanding Teaching Award (2009, 2010 Texas A&M University System)

·         Junior faculty Research Award (2008 Texas A&M University–commerce)

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个人网页 http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/jsun

电子邮件: jiaming_sun@tamu-commerce.edu