Associate Professor of Sociology, American Univerisity of Sharjah / Non-resident Research Fellow, Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University | profile link
Yuting Wang (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2009) is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and Non-resident Research Fellow in the Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University. She held the positions of Summer Research Fellow in Residence in the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics and Political Science in Summer 2019 and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California-Berkeley in 2016-2017. She has published widely on the experiences of religious minorities in the United States (Chinese Christians and immigrant Muslims) and China (Chinese Muslims), transnational religious networks, social changes in the Arabian Gulf, Chinese expatriate community in the UAE, and Sino-UAE relations in the era of Belt and Road. She is the author of Between Islam and the American Dream: An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America (Routledge, 2014) and Chinese in Dubai: Money, Pride and Soul-Searching (Brill, 2020). She is currently studying the influx of medical resources from China to the Arabian Gulf region via Dubai, with a particular focus on the connections between religion (especially Islam) and the growing popularity of Chinese medicine in the region.