New interim vice provost for international studies named
Professor Cindy Fan accepts new leadership role
Published: Friday, January 13, 2012
A member of the UCLA faculty since 1989, Professor Fan is affiliated with the International Institute’s Center for Chinese Studies and Global Studies interdepartmental program. She has served as associate dean of Social Sciences, director of the Social Science Education in Asia program, chair of the East Asian Studies interdepartmental program, and chair of the Asian American Studies department. External Vice Provost Scott Waugh thanked Professor Randal Johnson for his work as interim vice provost for the past 18 months, and praised Professor Fan.
Professor Fan’s research focuses on labor migration, marriage migration, spatial and social inequality, gender and cities in China. She is internationally known for her research on the household organization of rural-urban migrants in China. She contributes regularly to The New York Times and other media outlets in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and will soon speak at a conference in Thailand about UCLA’s efforts to cultivate global citizens.