Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


Peng, Rui Jie. 2021. “Rightful Bargaining: Rural Women Making Claims in China’s Targeted Poverty Alleviation Program.” Sociological Forum V36 No.3. [link]

  • Best Graduate Paper Award - Asia and Asian America Section, American Sociological Association

  • Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award (honorable mention) - Collective Behavior and Social Movement Section, American Sociological Association

  • Graduate Student Paper Award - Gender Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems


Peng, Rui Jie. 2021. “Temporary Labor Migration, Split Labor Markets, and Workers’

Boundary-making Practices in a Chinese State-sponsored Workplace in Ecuador.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 62(6) [link]

  • Graduate Student Paper Award (honorable mention) - Occupation, Organization and Work section, American Sociological Association

  • Graduate Student Paper Award - Labor Studies Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems


Peng, Rui Jie, Jennifer Glass, and Sharon Sassler. 2022. “Creating Our Gendered Selves: Gendered School Experiences, Work and Family Plans, and Desired Work Amenities Among STEM Graduates.” Social Currents [link]


Revise & Resubmit:


Liu, Jiaqi, and Rui Jie Peng. “Germs, Masks, and Cancelled Flights: The Immobility of Chinese Students in the United States during the Covid-19 Pandemic.” International Migration Review. [see abstract]



Under Review:


Peng, Rui Jie. “Rethinking Migration-Development Nexus in China: Why Qiang Migrant Women Resist Returning to Ethnic Minority Homelands.”

  • Graduate Student Paper Award - Community and Development Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems



Book Chapter:


Peng, Rui Jie. “National Development Priorities and Transnational Workplace Inequalities: Challenges for China’s State-sponsored Construction Projects in Ecuador.” In China in South America post-2020, edited by Paul Amar, Lisa Rofel, Consuelo Fernandez, Maria Amelia Vitéri Burbano, and Fernando Brancoli. Stanford University Press (forthcoming)

Other publications:


Peng, Rui Jie. 2018. “Settling into the Field: Adjusting Research Strategies and Organizing the Data with MAXQDA.” MAXQDA Research Blog. [link]


Peng, Rui Jie. 2018. “Getting Grounded in the Field – Analyzing Participant Observation Data with MAXQDA’s Visual Tools.” MAXQDA Research Blog. [link]


Peng, Rui Jie. 2018. “The Necessity of Categorizing Qualitative Data: Coding to Enrich Fieldwork Data Collection.” MAXQDA Research Blog. [link]


Peng, Rui Jie. 2015 “Going Local: Understanding Chinese Transnational Hydroelectric Projects in Ecuador.” PORTAL, Annual Review 2014-2015, Latin American Studies and Benson Collections, The University of Texas at Austin. [link]