Yiling Hung

Assistant Professor
Tel:03-5715131 Ext.62364
Email: yilinghung@mx.nthu.edu.tw


Research Interests

  • Medical Sociology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Ethnography

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Sociology, National Tsing Hua University (2017/8-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Center for General Education, National Chiao Tung University(2015/8-2017/7)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Academia Sinica (2014/1-2015/7)

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013
    • Dissertation: Not Yet Cured: Taiwanese Hansen’s Disease Patients Living with Sickness after Treatment
  • M. A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
  • B.A., Law, National Taiwan University, 2005

Fellowships

  • 2013 Nonresident Tuition Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 2012 Travel Grant, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 2012 Travel Grant, National Science Foundation.2010 – 2011 Academia Sinica Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • 2009 The Sasakawa Japanese Language Study Fellowship, Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (declined).
  • 2006 – 2009 Nonresident Tuition Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 2006 Travel Grant, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 2006 – 2008 PEO Peace International Scholarship.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 2017 The Body Mechanical: Building a Caring Community, Crafting a Functioning Body. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 21(4): 392-408.
  • 2016 Reconstitution of a Disease Causality Network and the Double Disappearance of Patients: How DDS Became a Cure for Hansen’s Disease in Taiwan. Taiwanese Journal for Science, Technology and Medicine 23: 17-76. (in Chinese)
  • 2016 Infraordinary Ties and Place-making at a Convenience Store in West Los Angeles. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 45(5): 529-552.

 

Book Chapter

  • 2019 Drug Resistance in Leprosy and Genomic Technologies in Post-genomic Taiwan:Shifting Paradigms and Challenges. Yu-yueh Tsai, Tzung-wen Chen, Mei-lin Pan (eds). Hsinchu: National Chiao Tung University. (in Chinese)

Conference Presentations

  • 2018 “Curing Leprosy: How Controlled Clinical Trials Constructed the Effectiveness of Leprosy Treatments” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association—Philadelphia.
  • 2017 “The Modern History of Leprosy: Emergence of a Scientific Entity in Colonial Contexts” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science—Boston.
  • 2016 “Orphaned Patients: Living between Cure and Sickness in a Post-leprosy World” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science—Barcelona. 2015 “The Gradual Constitution of DDS as a Cure for Hansen’s Disease” Presented at the meeting of AAS (Association for Asian Studies)-in-Asia—Taipei.
  • 2014 “Orphaned Patients: Living between Cure and Sickness”,Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Science, Technology and Society Association—Hsinchu.
  • 2012 “Understanding the Constructedness of Hansen’s Disease: A Study on Medical Work regarding Hansen’s Disease in Taiwan” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science—Copenhagen.
  • 2010 “Knowledge Production and Practices in Leprosy”, Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Sociology Association—Taipei. (in Chinese)
  • 2008 “Urban Culture and Consumption: Convenience Stores in Tokyo, Taipei, and Los Angeles.” Presented at the “J-Wave USA: Southern California as the Gateway to Japanese Contemporary Creative Industries in the West” conference—Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2007 “The Development of the Idea of the People in Taiwan.” Presented at the
    Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Sociology, State University
    of New York, Binghamton—Binghamton, NY.

Curriculum Vitae