Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Crimonology
Andrew Junker (PhD in sociology, Yale University, 2012) is interested in religion, politics, and transnational sociology, with a regional focus on China and Chinese diaspora. He has articles appearing in Mobilization and Sociology of Religion. He is currently working on a book based on his dissertation, which received the 2014 Marvin B. Sussman Best Dissertation Award from the department of sociology at Yale. The book investigates cultural sources of political mobilization in two cases of transnational Chinese protest movements—the new religious movement Falun Gong and the Chinese democracy movement. Andrew uses several methodologies, including field research and interviews, textual analysis and interpretation, and a hybrid quantitative/qualitative method called quantitative narrative analysis (QNA). Andrew also uses Chinese and Japanese languages in his research, and has studied, researched, or worked in Japan, China, Thailand, India, and Nepal. For more information, see http://chicago.academia.edu/AndrewJunker.