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Professor Laurence Roulleau-Berger FGCA is Research Director at National Center for Scientific Research (France) and Professor at Triangle, École Normale Supérieure of Lyon. She received her PhD in sociology in 1982 and her PhD Supervisor in Sociology in 2001 from University Lyon. She was visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (1997), at the Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing (2006), and a visiting professor at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) (2004), at the University of Beijing (2011), the Shanghai University (2018) and Seijo University (2018), the Tongji University (2019). Over the last 30 years, she has led numerous research programmes in Europe and in China in urban sociology, economic sociology and the sociology of migration. Since 2006, with Chinese sociologists and more recently with Japanese and Korean sociologists, she has been involved in epistemological aspects of the fabric of post-Western sociology paradigm. She is the French director of the International Advanced Laboratory CNRS-ENS Lyon/ CASS Post-Western Sociology in Europe and in China. She has published, edited and co-edited numerous books, a large number of referees articles in French and international sociology journals and book chapters.
Among her recent books are: Dewesternization of Sociology: Europe in the mirror of China (2011; translated into Chinese in 2014); Migration and Gender (2010); China’s Internal and International Migration (co-edited with LI Peilin, 2013); Post-Western Revolution in Sociology: From China to Europe (2016); Work and Migration: Chinese Youth in Shanghai and Paris (with YAN Jun, 2017); The Fabric of Sociological Knowledge (co-edited with XIE Lizhong, 2017, in Chinese); Post-Western Sociology: From China to Europe (co-edited with LI Peilin, 2018); Young Chinese Migrants: Compressed Individual and Global Condition (2021); Sociology of Migration and Post-Western Theory (co-edited with LIU Yuzhao, 2021). She is Editor-in-chief of the series ‘Post-Western Social Sciences and Global Knowledge’ (Brill) and of the series ‘From the East to the West’ (ENS). She is on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Journal of Chinese Sociology. In 2018, she was awarded the Prix Maurice Courant for her scientific research by CNRS, ENS of Lyon and the University of Lyon. She was appointed Distinguished Professor of the 2018 Shanghai University High-End Foreign Expert Programme. In 2021 she was appointed Life Fellow at Global China Academy, UK.
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