I-Liang Wahn

Full-Time Assistant Professor

  • ilwahn@fcu.edu.tw

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Essex, UK

Research areas

Economic Sociology, Sociology of Market, Sociology of Consumption, Solidarity Economy, Neoliberalism, Alternative Food Networks, Karl Polanyi

Courses

Society Design, Critical Thinking,Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

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Profile

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, University of Essex, UK
  • MA in Sociology, University of Manchester, UK
  • BA in Economics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 

Current Positions

Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Public Affairs and Social Innovation Feng Chia University, Taiwan (2016-)

 

Previous Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (2016-2018)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for China Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (2014-2016)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University (2008~09)

 

Academic Honor and Awards

  • Recruitment of Extraordinary Talent Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2017)
  • Travel Award by EHESS France-Japan Foundation, for presenting paper at Society for the Advancement of Social Economics annual conference, (2014)
  • Travel Grant for Young Overseas Scholar, Japan Sociological Society, (2012)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, by Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (2012-2013)
  • Scholarship for Studying Abroad, by Ministry of Education, Taiwan (2009~11)
  • Small Research Grants for conferences, Department of Sociology, University of Essex

 

Invited Talks

  • 台湾食农网络的发展与环保消费,北京農夫市集,集室--北京有机农夫市集社区中心,April 19th 2018
  • “你買的是小確幸,還是永續? 團結力量大,消費者站出來”, talk delivered at 人文講堂, 大愛電視台, May, 27th, 2017
  • “減重到減碳: 消費的社會經濟”, talk gave at Sociology Department, National Chengchi University, December 19th, 2016

 

Academic Services

  • Reviewer, Journal of Consumer Culture (2018)
  • Reviewer, Issues and Studies (2016)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Consumer Studies (2014、2018)
Publications

Publications:

  • Wahn I-Liang “A social economy approach to sustainable consumption: Alternative food networks in Taiwan” (Revise and Resubmit), Consumption Markets & Culture, (SSCI, IF: 2.232)
  • 萬尹亮 (2018) 在社運和市場之間的北京食農團體,庶民文化研究,第18期
  • Wahn, I-Liang “Instituting the self-regulating consumer: Fake Fighters, Netizens, and rights’ defenders in China”, The Sociological Quarterly, (Accepted) (SSCI, IF: 1.61; 54/143 in Sociology)
  • Wahn, I-Liang “The relations between the state and consumers and institutional dynamics in East Asian consumer capitalism”, Journal of Consumer Culture (Accepted) (SSCI, IF: 3.579; Cultural Studies 1 out of 39 | Sociology 4 out of 143)
  • Wahn, I-Liang (2015) “The Transformation of consumer movements through democratization and the development of civil society in Taiwan”, the International Journal of Consumer Studies, 39 (5), Pg. 506-514 (SSCI, IF: 1.293)
  • Wahn, I-Liang “Consumer Mobilization in China: Policy or Movement?” Graduate Journal of Sociology, University of Essex, issue 12, pp.46-58, 2012 (有審查制度)
  • Wahn, I-Liang “Variety of Consumerism and East Asia” Graduate Journal of Sociology, University of Essex, issue 11, pp.5-14, 2011 (有審查制度)

 

Working Papers

 

Conference Papers

  • Wahn, I-Liang (2018) Quality in alternative food movements: Solidarity or sustainable consumption, Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics Conference, Kyoto Japan, 23-25 June
  • 萬尹亮 (2017) 永續消費的社會經濟過程:樹合苑個案, 台灣社會學年會, 輔仁大學, 11/25-11/26
  • Wahn, I-Liang (2017) Solidarity and practices of sustainable consumption: analysising a consumer cooperative in Taiwan, the 14th International Karl Polanyi Conference, South Korea on 12-14 October
  • Wahn I-Liang (2017) Exploring a social economy approach to sustainable consumption: Polanyian perspective on AFNs in Taiwan, European Sociological Association Bi-annual conference, Athens, Greece 29 Aug. - 1 Sept.
  • Wahn I-Liang (2016) “Trusting, Qualification, and Practices in Alternative Food Networks in Taiwan”. Young Scholar Workshop, European Research Center for Contemporary Taiwan, University of Tubingen, Germany, June 27th

 

Public Writing

Research & Teaching

Teaching at ISTM in Fall 2018/Spring 2019

  • Critical Thinking (FCU-RMIT Program Year 2)

 

Research Interests

  • Economic Sociology
  • Sociology of Market
  • Sociology of Consumption
  • Solidarity Economy
  • Neoliberalism
  • Alternative Food Networks
  • Karl Polanyi

 

Research Grants

  • “Sustainable consumption in Alternative Food Networks: comparing Taiwan and China”, research project funded by MOST, Taiwan 2017-2018, 106-2410-H-035-001-MY2
  • Travel Grant, 2nd EMES-Polanyi Seminar, funded by MOST, Taiwan, 2016, 105-2914-I-004 -013 -A1
  • Travel grant, Young Scholar Workshop, European Research Center for Contemporary Taiwan, University of Tubingen, German (2016)