Yige Dong


Headshot of Yige Dong, assistant professor.

Yige Dong


Yige Dong


Assistant Professor

Political Economy; International Development; Labor; Gender; Social Welfare; Comparative-Historical Methods

Contact Information

430 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2417



Yige Dong, PhD, is an assistant professor in the UB Department of Sociology and in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Prof. Dong’s primary research interest lies at the intersection of political economy, social inequality, and social change. She is working on a book project, “From Mill Town to iPhone City: Gender, Labor, and the Politics of Care in China,” which examines the seven-decade transformation of care work among industrial workers as China has transitioned from a socialist state to a capitalist economy. Prof. Dong’s recent research also includes examining labor and feminist movements in a global context. Before joining UB, Prof. Dong was the Suzanne Wilson Barnett Chair of China Studies and Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.


  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2019
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, 2015
  • MA, University of Chicago, 2010
  • BA, University of Hong Kong, 2007

Courses Taught

  • SOC 211: Sociology of Diversity
  • SOC 314: Sociology of Gender
  • GGS xxx: Qualitative Research Methods (TBA spring 2021)