Université de Strasbourg

Pierre Miège

Pierre MiegeAfter graduating from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes, Pierre Miège has pursued his studies first in a Master of Arts in China studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, then in a DEA at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He obtained his PhD in sociology at the EHESS en 2005, and during his doctoral studies spent five years in China, especially at the Sino-French Research Center of Sociology of Organizations at Sun Yat-sen University, in Guangzhou. After a Fulbright post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he was appointed associate professor of sociology at the School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University. After his doctoral research on the Chinese work unit system and the modes of organization and control of urban society, since 2006 he has been working on sociological approaches to the determinants of access to health for people living with HIV/AIDS and on the forms of socialization and management of stigma among Chinese homosexual men.

As part of his Fellowship, Pierre Miège is working on the project Understanding the Emergence of the Individual in urban China since the Dismantling of the Working Unit System: Economic Transition, Social Transformation and Reconfiguration of Social Norms.

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