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Tian-Jia Dong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

 

 

Tian-jia Dong received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College. He taught Social Stratification, Cultural Anthropology, Social Change, Complex Organizations, Research Methods in Sociology, Small Groups and Senior Internship, as well as Principles of Sociology, in the past years. He is designing and will possibly teach new courses including Social Network Analysis, Sociology of Law, Sociology of Sport, Chinese Society and Culture in the next few years.

Dr. Dong’s scholarly interests focus on social network theory, transnational society and global governance. His past scholarly activities are reflected by his two books: 1. Social Reach: a connectivist approach to American identity and global governance; 2. Understanding Power through Watergate: the Washington collective power dynamics. His most recent research project is a network analysis on the integrative process of the capital management firms across the Pacific Ocean.

 

Ph.D. in Sociology, BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA

M.A. in Sociology, BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA

M.A. in Modern Chinese History, SHANDONG UNIVERSITY, Jinan, China

B.A. in History, SHANDONG UNIVERSITY, Jinan, China

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