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Sida Liu

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Faculty Fellow

Joint appointment

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago; LL.B., Peking University Law School

Curriculum vitae

Bio

Sida Liu is a sociologist of law specializing in the legal profession, law and globalization, sociolegal theory, and general social theory. He received his LL.B. degree from Peking University Law School and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Liu is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Universisty of Toronto, Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and Affiliated…

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Research focus

The sociology of law, with an empirical focus on the legal profession in China and a theoretical interest in law as a social space. 


Publications

Cover of Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work
Cambridge University Press
"The Ecology of Organizational Growth: Chinese Law Firms in the Age of Globalization"
American Journal of Sociology
“Law’s Social Forms: A Powerless Approach to the Sociology of Law”
Law & Social Inquiry

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Professional Service & Recognition

  • Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology, 2017-2019
  • Board Member, Canadian Law & Society Association, 2017-2019
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), 2016-2017
  • Chair, International Activities Committee, Law & Society Association, 2015-2017
  • Trustee, Asian Law and Society Association, 2016-2018
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Section on Sociology of Law, American Sociological Association, 2015-2017
  • Trustee, Law & Society Association, 2013-2015
  • Editorial Board Member, Law & Social Inquiry, 2014-2016
  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Law and Society, 2014-Present

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