Wang Zheng

Wang Zheng is an Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Associate Research Scientist of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She received her Ph.D. in history from University of California, Davis, specializing in the study of women and gender in modern China. Prof. Wang's publications concern feminism in China, both in terms of its historical development and its contemporary activism, and changing gender discourses in China's socioeconomic, political and cultural transformations of the past century. Her recent research deals with gender in Maoist urban reorganization. She is particularly interested in how gender identities and gendered subjectivity have been variously shaped in competing discourses as well as in heterogeneous cultural and social locations against a rapidly changing historical background. She is the co-director of the UM based program "Creating a Transnational Learning Community" that collaborates with Chinese universities on developing graduate programs in women's and gender studies in China.