Professional Bio

Yifei Li is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU Shanghai and Global Network Assistant Professor at NYU. His research concerns both the macro-level implications of Chinese environmental governance for state-society relations, marginalized populations, and global ecological sustainability, and the micro-level bureaucratic processes of China’s state interventions in the environmental realm. He has received research support from the United States National Science Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, and the China Times Cultural Foundation, among other extramural sources. He is the lead author (with Judith Shapiro) of China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet. His recent work appears in Current Sociology, Sociology of Development, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Environmental Sociology, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Food Law & Policy, and other scholarly outlets. His research has been featured on NPR, in The Economist, Foreign Affairs, and other media. He received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Bachelor’s from Fudan University.

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