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Irene Pang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and a trainee under the Graduate Program in Development at Brown University, USA. She studies how processes of capitalist transformation affect the understanding, expressions, and negotiations of citizenship. Her dissertation project looks comparatively at India and China, and focuses on the citizenship experience of internal migrants, particularly construction workers in Delhi and Beijing. Irene holds an A.M. in Sociology from Brown University, and a B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology with a Certificate in Cross-National Sociology and International Development from the Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Areas of interest

Development, dynamics of capitalism, citizenship, internal migrants, comparative research, China, India


Current Positions

    • Visiting Research Associate, ICS, Delhi


    • PhD. Candidate, Sociology, Brown University, USA
    • MA. Sociology, Brown University, USA

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