Shanshan Jiang


Shanshan Jiang is a researcher, educator, and instructor. She holds a PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). Her scholarship examines the political economy of education migration, and the construction of class, race, and spatial relations through global higher education. Her most recent book project Transnational Student Mobility and City Building draws from theories on neoliberalism, the production of urban space, and the globality of whiteness, to reveal how student mobility reshapes the educational and city spaces across borders. Shanshan’s research articles were published at British Journal of Sociology of Education and Comparative Education Review. Besides research, Shanshan was also a lecturer in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison, teaching both domestic and global education courses. Shanshan has a M.A degree in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from University of International Relations (China). Prior to graduate school, Shanshan worked as a project manager in an educational investment company, and as an English teacher in China.

Research interests: 

international student mobility, diversity and inclusion, urban geography, nationalism