Department of International Studies
Faculty Name: Dr. Yuting Wang
Title: Assistant Prof-Sociology
College/School: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Department of International Studies
Office Location: PHY 227
Phone: +(971) 6 515 2522
Fax: +(971) 6 515
E-mail: View e-mail address
Teaching Areas  
Introduction to Sociology; American Society; Urban Sociology; Social Stratification; Immigration; East Asia
Research Areas
Sociology of religion; Islam in the United States; Chinese Muslims; Urban problems; College students in the UAE
  • PhD (May 2009) Department of Sociology University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
  • MA (May 2003) Department of Sociology Western Illinois University, IL, USA
  • BA (June 2001) Department of English Literature Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Professional Experience  
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, American University of Sharjah, Department of International Studies, Aug. 2009- present.
  • Visiting Instructor, Northwestern University, Asian American Studies, March-June 2008.
  • Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, University of Notre Dame, Department of Sociology, Aug. 2005-May2007; Aug. 2008-May 2009.
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; Association for Sociology of Religion; American Sociological Association; Midwest Sociological Society; Chinese Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Academic and Professional Awards  
  • Faculty Research Grant ($7,388), April 2010, the Office of Research, American University of Sharjah
  • Faculty Professional Development Grant ($3,253), Feb. 2010, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship ($20,000), Sep. 2007-June 2008, the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning & College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame, IN
  • Research fund ($4,000), Oct. 2006, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University
  • “Graduate Student of the Year”, March 2003, Department of Sociology, Western Illinois University
Selected Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
  • Wang, Yuting and Fenggang Yang. Forthcoming. “Muslim Attitudes Toward Business in the Emerging Market Economy of China.” Social Compass: International Review of Sociology of Religion. (In press. Accepted on April 27, 2010)
  • Wang, Yuting. Forthcoming. “Asian American Muslims.” Encyclopedia Entry in Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, and Political History. CA: ABC-CLIO. (In press)
  • Wang, Yuting and Fenggang Yang. 2010. “Whom to Trust, Allah or Man?: Social Trust Muslim Businesspeople in Urban China,”Pp. 334-350 in From the Armchair to the Field: Selected Articles of the Beijing Summit on Chinese Spirituality and Society (Volume II), edited by Shining Gao and Fenggang Yang. Beijing: China Social Science Press. (In Chinese)
  • Wang, Yuting. 2008. “Response to Etzioni: Is Recent Islamic Movement Anti-democratic?” in “The Forum Mailbox” edited by Karen A. Cerulo. Sociological Forum 23(2): 315-316.
  • Wang, Yuting and Fenggang Yang. 2006. “More Than Evangelical and Ethnic: The Ecological Factor in Chinese Conversion to Christianity in the United States.” Sociology of Religion 67(2):179-192.
  Conference Presentations
  • See attached CV.
  • See attached CV.
(Current CV)

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