Xiaogang Wu is Yufeng (御风) Global Professor of Social Science, and the Director of Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at NYU Shanghai, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Wu joined NYU Shanghai from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he was Chair Professor of Social Science and Public Policy.
Prof. Wu is a leading scholar in research on Chinese inequality and social stratification. He received BA from Renmin University of China, MA from Peking University, and PhD in sociology from University of California, Los Angeles. He was the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at the Population Studies Center and Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, both at University of Michigan, Ann Abor (2001-2003). He joined HKUST afterwards as Assistant Professor of Social Science, rising to full professor in 2011. Wu was the recipient of the US National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (2006-2007), the Asia and Asian American Early Career Award from the American Sociological Association (2007), and the Prestigious Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences by the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong (2012).
Prof. Wu has been a member of the consolidate grant evaluation panel (social science) for the European Research Council (ERC) (2017-2019), and currently serves as the President of International Chinese Sociological Association, the Chief Editor of the Chinese Sociological Review.
Ph.D. 2001 (Sociology), University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. 1994 (Sociology), Peking University
B.A. 1991 (Sociology), Renmin University of China