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Chuncheng Liu

MA: University of California San Diego, Sociology, 2019

BA: Sun Yat-sen University, Sociology, 2015

 

Research Interests: Science and Technology Studies; Political Sociology; Economic Sociology; Organizations; Medical Sociology; Classification and Quantification; Algorithms; Surveillance; Global Health; Mixed Methods; East Asia

 

Personal Website: www.chunchengliu.com

 

My research interests span science and technology studies (STS), political sociology, economic sociology, organizations, global health, and mixed methods. I am particularly interested in the classification and quantification of people.

 

My research experiences could be classified into three themes. My current research focuses on the politics of algorithms. My dissertation project examines the contestation and multiplicity of Chinese Social Credit Systems across different stages. My previous two study themes are public health studies and social studies of public health. I conducted HIV/AIDS research and interventions in China before I came to UC San Diego. My latter works focus on critically reexamining the sociopolitical structure and power dynamic behind the public health system.

My works have been published in leading journals such as Big Data & Society; International Sociology; Journal of the International AIDS Society; Social Science & Medicine; Sociological Forum; and Science, Technology & Human Values with more than 700 citations. My research has been awarded and supported by ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Association for Asian Studies, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, Microsoft Research, and multiple UC San Diego internal fellowships.

 

First authorship

Liu C. (2022). Who Supports Expanding Surveillance? Exploring Public Opinion of Social Credit Systems in China. International Sociology. 37(3): 391-412.

Liu C. (2022). Seeing Like a State, Enacting Like an Algorithm: (Re)assembling Contact Tracing and Risk Assessment during COVID-19. Science, Technology & Human Values. 47(4): 689-825.

  • Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award, Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section, American Sociological Association (2022)

Au L*#, Fu Z*#, Liu C*#. (2022). It’s (not) like the Flu: Resonant Expertise and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and the United States. Sociological Forum. 37(3).

Liu C. (2021). Chinese Public’s Support for COVID-19 Surveillance in Relation to the West. Surveillance & Society. 19(1), 89-93.

Liu C & Graham R. (2021). Making Sense of Algorithms: Relational Perception of Contact Tracing and Risk Assessment during COVID-19. Big Data & Society.

Liu C. (2020). “Red is not the only color of a rainbow”: The making and resistance of the “MSM” subject among gay men in China. Social Science & Medicine. 112947.

  • Won the Martin Levine Paper Award, American Sociological Association

Liu C.*, Zhang Y.*, Pan S.W., …& Tang W. (2020). Anticipated HIV Stigma Among HIV Negative Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: A Cross-Sectional StudyBMC Infectious Diseases. 20: 44.

  • Won the Best Paper Award, Lancet-Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) Health Summit

Liu C. (2019). Multiple Social Credit Systems in China. Economic Sociology: the European Electronic Newsletter. 21(1): 22-32.

Liu C., & Meyers, K. (2019). Beyond Clinical Trials: Social Outcomes of Structured Stakeholder Engagement in Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials in China. Culture, Health and Sexuality.

Liu, C., Fu, R., Tang, W., Cao, B., Pan, S. W., Wei, C., ... & Smith, M. K. (2018). Transplantation or rurality? Migration and HIV risk among Chinese men who have sex with men in the urban areasJournal of the International AIDS Society21(1), e25039.

Zhang, T. P.*, Liu, C.*, Han, L.*, Tang, W., Mao, J., Wong, T., ... & Tucker, J. D. (2017). Community engagement in sexual health and uptake of HIV testing and syphilis testing among MSM in China: a cross‐sectional online surveyJournal of the International AIDS Society20(1), 21372.

Liu, C., Mao, J., Wong, T., Tang, W., Tso, L. S., Tang, S., ... & Tucker, J.D. (2016). Comparing the effectiveness of a crowdsourced video and a social marketing video in promoting condom use among Chinese men who have sex with men: a study protocolBMJ open6(10), e010755.

 

* stands for co-first authorship

 

Co authorship (selected)

Smith M.K. Wei C., Liu C., …& Tucker J.D. (2019). Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Chinese Men who have Sex with Men: A Latent Class Analysis. Archives of Sexual Behaviors.

Tang W., Mao J., Liu C., …& Tucker JD. (2019). Reimagining Health Communication: A Non-Inferiority Randomized Controlled Trial of Crowdsourced Intervention in China. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 46(3), 172-178.

Tang W., Liu C., Cao B., …& Tucker J.D. (2018). Receiving HIV Serostatus Disclosure from Partners Before Sex: Results from an Online Survey of Chinese Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Individuals. AIDS & Behavior, 22(12), 3826-3835.

Wang, C., Tucker, J. D., Liu, C., …& Ling L. (2018). Condom use social norms and self-efficacy with different kinds of male partners among Chinese men who have sex with men: results from an online surveyBMC public health18(1), 1175.

Mao J., Tang W., Liu C., …& Tucker J.D. (2018). Sex Tourism among Chinese Men who have Sex with Men: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 306.

Cao B., Liu C., Durvasula M., …& Tucker J.D. (2017). Social Media Engagement and HIV Testing among Men who have Sex with Men in China. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(7), e251.

Cao B., Liu C., Stein G., …& Tucker J.D. (2017). Faster and Riskier? Online Context of Sex Seeking Among MSM in China. Sexual Transmitted Diseases, 44(4), 239-244.

Rich Z., Liu C., Ma Q., …& Tucker J.D. (2015). Physician Perceptions of HIV Cure in China: A Mixed Methods Review and Implications for HIV Cure Research. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 5(9), 687-690.

Teaching Assistant
Sociology Department and Urban Studies Program, UC San Diego, United States

  • SOCI 40. Sociology of Health Care Issues (2020 Spring, 2021 Spring)
  • SOCI 70. General Sociology for Pre-Med Students (2019 Winter, 2020 Winter, 2021 Winter)
  • SOCI 165. Predicting the Future (Spring 2022)
  • SOCI 131. Sociology of the AIDS Epidemic (2018 Fall)
  • SOCI 140. Sociology of Law (2019 Fall, 2020 Fall)
  • USP 3. City and Social Theory (2018 Winter)

 

Guest Lecturer

  • Digital Sociology (University of Milan, 2021)
  • Economic Sociology (Boston University, 2020)
  • Technology and Society (Arizona State University, 2020)

Fellowships

External

2022

Doctoral Fellowship, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, $20,000

2022

Dissertation Grant, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, $7,500

2021

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, American Sociological Association, $16,000

2021

Research Travel Grant, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, $2,500

2020

Surveillance Studies Network Small Grant, Surveillance Studies Network, €500

2020

Overseas Young Chinese Forum-Chow Fellowship, Overseas Young Chinese Forum, $3,500

2017

Rainbow Scholar Fellowship, China Rainbow Network, $1,500

Internal (UC San Diego)

2022

Science Studies Program Dissertation Writing Grant

2020

Graduate Student Research Fellowship, International Institute

2020

Data Analytic Governance and Accountability Fellowship, Institute of Practical Ethics

2019

PhD Research Fellowship, Institute of Practical Ethics

2018

Research and Travel Grants, Science Studies Program

2018

Graduate Student Research Fellowship, International Institute

2017

Graduate Student Research Grant, Department of Sociology

 

Awards

2022

Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award, Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section, American Sociological Association

2021

Distinguished Article Award (Honorable Mention), Sociology of Sexualities Section, American Sociological Association

2020

Best Graduate Student Paper Prize, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies

2019

Martin Levine Student Paper Award, Sociologists’ AIDS Network, American Sociological Association

2018

SAN Scholarly Activity Award, Sociologists’ AIDS Network, American Sociological Association

2017

Best Paper Award, Lancet-CAMS Health Summit