Global Fellows 2005-2006 Background Statements
The UCLA International Institute is proud to introduce the 2005-2006 Global Fellows.
Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Nitsan Chorev is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 2003. In her work she investigates the political struggles and conditions underlying the process of economic globalization. In particular, she focuses on trade liberalization, and the political developments that have made open trade policies possible in the United States. Publications include "The Institutional Project of Neo-Liberal Globalism: The Case of the WTO" (Theory and Society), and "Making and Remaking State Institutional Arrangements: The Case of U.S. Trade Policy in the 1970s" (Journal of Historical Sociology). She has just finished a book manuscript, entitled, Trading in the State: U.S. Trade Policy, Globalization, and the Politics of Institutions. As a Global Fellow, she will work on her project, From Cholera to AIDS: The Global Governance of Health and Death, in which she will investigate the history of the global politics of health.
Eric Hayot is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. His first book, Chinese Dreams: Pound, Brecht, Tel quel. was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2003. His second book, Sinographies: Writing China is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press. As a UCLA Global Fellow, Hayot plans to complete his book entitled, On Chinese Pain: An Artificial History. The book will be innovative because its goal is "to understand the West’s belief in Chinese cruelty as part of a larger set of relationships" which he refers to as "Chinese pain." He has taught classes in modernism, critical theory and literary analysis, and comparative literature. Hayot speaks French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.
Nathan Jensen is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Fellow at the Center for Political Economy at Washington University. His first book, The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. As a UCLA Global Fellow, Jensen will investigate the relationships between WTO rulings, domestic politics, and domestic steel stock prices. At the conclusion of his research at UCLA, Jensen plans to publish a book length manuscript as well as several journal articles on his findings. His research will provide an innovative set of tools "for exploring how international institutions affect expectations of the future," and will have a direct impact on the study of international institutions.
Yiman Wang is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at Haverford College. She received her Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University in 2003. She has published numerous book chapters and articles, invited book reviews, and she has translated books from Chinese into English and from English into Chinese. Wang currently has four papers under review. Her research and teaching interests include Transnational/trans-regional Chinese cinemas of all periods, Intra-Asian and cross-Pacific film remakes under globalization, Nostalgia in the post-1980s Chinese literature and culture, Film (other media) adaptation of Chinese literature, Pan-East Asian celebrity culture, East Asian cultural studies, and Asian American cinema. In her two most recent projects, Wang studied the effects of independent (digital) documentary production in mainland China. The purpose of the second project was to examine how the "cultural politics of nostalgia" manifest themselves "in literature, cinema, and mass media in the post-socialist, postcolonial China."