Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology

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Stephen E. Philion
Associate Professor
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Director: COSS Faculty Research Group on
Immigrant Workers in Minnesota
St. Cloud State University
[email protected]
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/sociology/faculty/philion.asp
Educational Background
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2004
PhD Dept of Sociology
Dissertation topic: The Discourse of Workers Democracy in China as
a Terrain of Ideological Struggle in the Moment of Transition from State Socialism.
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Peter Manicas. Date of Completion: April, 2004.
State University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
1989
M.A. Sociology
Fordham University, NY, NY
1986
B.A. Political Science
Teaching/Academic Related Experience
St. Cloud State University
2009-present
Director: COSS Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
2006-present
Associate Professor of Sociology (promoted in 2009)
Teach Undergraduate and Graduate level Sociological Theory,
Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Change, Political Sociology
Global and Racial Inequality, and Sociology of Religion.
Capella University and Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN
2005-2006
On-line Course Designer and Instructor, Sociology 1000, 3 sections.
St. Cloud State University, St. Olaf College, College of St.
Catherine, Hamline University, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1999-2005
Adjunct Instructor, Sociological Theory, Race/Ethnic Relations, Sociology 100,
Contemporary Social Change, Stratification, Deviance.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Courses co-taught with faculty include Sociological Theory, Intro Sociology,
Medical Sociology, and Sociology of Deviance.
[Nominated for TA of the Year by Professors Peter Manicas and Eldon Wegner, 1997]
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1993-1997
Invited International Academic Positions
Universidad de Conception, Conception, Chile.
January, 2008
Visiting Professor, Summer Session Post-Graduate Seminar
on “Globalization and Social Change in the Chinese Workplace.”
St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, MN.
July, 2008
Served as Assistant Program Director for China Study Abroad Class on
“Educational Technologies in Today’s China.”
Publishing
Books:
Philion, S. (2009). Workers’ Democracy in China’s Transition from State Socialism. Routledge Press.
Journal Editing:
Guest Editor for a special edition of China Left Review, on the theme
‘The Chinese Workers Movement and Financial Crisis,’ to be published as a special volume in
June 2011.
Peer Reviewed Articles:
Philion, S. (2010) “The Impact of Social Movements and Democratization in Taiwan,” Journal of
Current Chinese Affairs, 39:3 (March).
Philion, S. (2009). “Is Race Really Controversial in the University Classroom?” Journal of Critical
Education Policy Studies. 7:1 (April).
Philion, S. (2007). “Workers’ Democracy versus Privatization in China.” Socialism and Democracy.
21:2 (July).
Philion, S. (2007). “An Interview with Han Deqiang on “The Political Economy and
Social Costs of China’s Neo-Liberal Development.” Conducted in and translated from Chinese. Dollars
and Sense (July/August). Also published as a book chapter in Real World Globalization (Boston: Dollars
and Sense Press).
Philion, S. and L. Mhando. (2006) “From Smorgasbord Pedagogy to Critical Pedagogy: Rethinking How
We Teach Race” Book chapter in ASA Teaching Guide for Critical Pedagogy in the Sociology Classroom.
Philion, S. (2005). “Extending the Limits of Field Research: A Sociologist Encounters Chinese Workers
Protesting Fraudulent Privatization.” Humanity and Society, “Special Edition on Participation-Action
Research” 29:4.
Philion, S. (2004). “Symposium Exchange on Jerry Lembcke. CNN’s Tailwind Tale: Inside Vietnam’s
Last Great Myth and Jerry Lembcke.” The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam.
Critical Sociology, 30:1.
Philion, S. (1998). “Bridging the Gap Between New Social Movement Theory and the Language of
Class.” Rethinking Marxism, 10 (Winter).
Philion, S. (1998). “Chinese Welfare State Regimes.” The Journal of Contemporary Asia, 28:3 (July).
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Book Reviews:
1) Philion S. (2010). Review of William Hurst, 2009. The Chinese Worker after Socialism. China
Information, 24:1.
2) Philion, S. (2008). Review of Brian Loveman, ed. 2004. Strategy for Empire: U.S. Regional
Policy in the Post-Cold War Era. Journal of World Systems Research, 14:2.
3) Philion S. (2007). Review of Amiya Kumar Bagchi. Perilous Passage: Mankind and the
Global Ascendancy of Capital. Journal of World History, 18:4.
4) Philion, S. (2004). Review of Bill Taylor, Chang Kai, and Li Q. Industrial Relations in China.
China Information, 18(3).
5) Philion, S. (2000). Review of Anita Chan, Benedict Kerkvliet, and Jonathan Unger,
Transforming Asian Socialism: China and Vietnam Compared. China Review International,
7(2).
6) Philion, S. (1999). Review of Thomas Barret, ed. China, Marxism and Democracy : Selections
from October Review. China Review International, 6:2.
Invited Peer Reviews
Invited Peer Reviewer: Social Insurance Movement in Twentieth-Century China:
A Global Historical Perspective.” China Information.
2010
Invited Peer Reviwer: “Hybrid” character of China’s Ruling Regime: The Politics
and Trends of Democratization .” Asian Politics and Policies.
2009
Invited Peer Reviewer: “"Minzhu Guanli: The "Democratization" of Factory
Management in the Chinese Revolution.". Labor History.
2008
Invited Manuscript Reviewer: McMichael, P. (2006). Development and Social
Change: A Global Perspective, 3rd Edition. Sage Publications Inc.
2006
Invited Peer Reviewer : Lau, R. W. K. (2001).
Economic Determinations in the Last Instance: China's
Political-Economic Development Under the Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis.
Historical Materialism 8.
2001
Grants
University of Minnesota Immigrant History Research Center Grant
for 2011 SCSU Research Group on Immigrant Workers in
Minnesota Global Goes Local Annual Conference
2010
$1,000 awarded by the UMN IHRC to the Research Group on Immigrant Workers in
Minnesota toward 2011 Global Goes Local:Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers
And Families in Minnesota Annual Conference.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Diversity Mini-Grant
$10,000 awarded by the MnSCU Chancellor’s Office to St. Cloud State University
COSS Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota to pursue three
research projects on the social conditions of Immigrant workers in Minnesota in 2010.
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2010
Grants (continued)
St. Cloud State University COSS Matching Grant
2010
$2,000 awarded from COSS Dean Francis Harrold to match Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities Diversity Mini-Grant that was awarded to St. Cloud State University
COSS Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota.
St. Cloud State University COSS Grant Writing Assistance Grant
2010
$1,000 awarded to provide funds for a Graduate grant writing specialist to assist
with the writing of external grants to support the COSS Faculty Research Group on
Immigrant Workers in Minnesota.
St. Cloud State University COSS Indirect Monies Grant
2010
$1,000 awarded to provide funding for a collaborative research project with Dr. Paul Greider
to conduct interviews with laid off St. Paul Ford Plant workers on divergent strategies when
faced with imminent plant closure.
University Committee Participation
Faculty Senate Faculty Research Grants Selection Committee
2007 to Present
Coordinator of Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Colloquium Committee [4 colloquia per year]
2007 to Present
Department of Sociology and Anthropology Search Committees (4)
2006 to present
Conference/Colloquium Participation
Panels Organized
The Social Costs of Neo-Liberal Developmental Strategies in China Today
October, 2008
Organized panel session for Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Carleton
College, Northfield MN.
Representing and Practicing Class: Mao’s China and Beyond
April, 2008
Organized panel session and presented a paper titled “The Stubbornness of Class:
Workers’ Resistance and China’s Transition from State Socialism,”
at The Annual Association of Asian Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA.
American Workers and Global Competition
March, 2008
Organized panel session and served as discussant.
Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
Invited Panel Discussant:
Negotiating cultural boundaries in Taiwan
2011
Discussant for panel session on “Negotiating cultural boundaries in Taiwan,’ at
the Annual Meeting of the Asian Studies Association, Honolulu.
Democratizing Democracy: Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Taiwan
Discussant for panel session on “Democratizing Democracy: Politics of Social Movements
in Contemporary Taiwan,” at the Annual Meeting of the Asian Studies Association, Philadelphia.
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2010
Invited Panel Discussant (continued):
A Polanyian Countermovement in China?
2009
Invited discussant for panel session at the Annual Meeting of North American Chinese
Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Paper Presentations:
Making of a Center for Research on Immigrants in Minnesota
2010
Presented paper at panel session for Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology,
San Antonio, TX.
By What Right Do Chinese Workers Fight for Rights?
2008
Presented paper at Annual National Meeting of the American Sociological
Association, Boston, MA
Is Race Really a Controversial Topic in the Classroom?
2007
Paper presented at the Annual International Association for
Critical Realism Conference, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
Alternatives to Smorgasbordism when Teaching Race.
2007
Paper presented at the 2007 Midwest Sociological Society
Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il.
A Comparison of Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese Workers’ Protests
against “Factory Abandonment”.
2006
Paper presented at 2006 Midwest Sociological Society's Annual Meeting,
Omaha, Nebraska.
Extending the Limits of Field Research: A Sociologist Encounters
Chinese Workers Protesting Fraudulent Privatization
2005
Paper presented at 2005 Annual Meeting of the
Association for Humanist Sociology, Tampa, FL.
The Legacy of Workers Democracy as A Terrain of Struggle
In Chinese State Workers' Battles against Privatization
2005
Paper presented (in Chinese) at the International Conference on Enterprise Reform,
the Trade Union’s Role and the Worker’s Participation, 30-31 August 2005,
Peking University, Beijing, China.
Reflections on Collaborations between an American Sociologist
and Chinese Worker Activists
2005
Paper presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Annual Meeting,
Minneapolis, MN.
Has Capitalism Come to China and What’s It Matter Anyhow?
2003
Paper presented at the Annual National Meeting of the American Sociological
Association, Atlanta, GA.
The Ideology of Workers’ Democracy during Chinese Workers’
Resistance to Privatization of State Owned Enterprises in Zhengzhou
Paper presented at the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies
“China's Long Twentieth Century: Words, Images, Voices Third Annual Symposium”.
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2002
Paper Presentations (continued):
The None Too Invisible Hand of Global Capitalist Restructuring, Chinese
Privatization, and State-Owned Enterprise Workers' Collective
Self Organization.
2001
Paper presented at the Annual National Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Anaheim, CA.
Class and Social Movements: Languages of Conversion and
Solidarity
1996
Paper presented at the “Politics and the Languages of Marxism Conference,” sponsored by Rethinking Marxism,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
**Also presented in June 2000, at the Peking University Social-Anthropological Research Institute, Beijing, PRC.
(In Chinese).
Hawaii as Home to Asian-Immigrants: Myths and
Historical Explanation
1996
Paper presented at the Association of Asian-American Studies Association Western Regional Conference, Honolulu,
HI.
Processes of Class Formation and Democratization in Taiwan
1995
Paper presented (in Chinese [Mandarin]) at the Annual Taiwan Studies Conference in North America, sponsored by
The Preparatory Committee for the Annual Taiwan Studies Conference in North America, Yale University.
Invited Guest Lectures
Invited by Professor Hairong Yan to deliver a guest lecture [in Chinese] on “The State of
Organizing Efforts in the U.S. Immigrant Rights Movement,” to students and activists
at the Peking University Research Center of Chinese Workers.
2010
Invited by Professor Seehwa Cho to deliver a guest lecture on
"The Backgound and Relevance of Marx' German Ideology and
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts" to the
Critical Pedagogy Graduate Seminar,
Department of Education, St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, MN.
2005
Invited by Professor Hsin-Hsing Chen to deliver a guest lecture
[in Chinese] to Taiwanese graduate students and labor activists in Taiwan
on the topic, “Recent Findings on Chinese SOE Workers’ Strategies against
Fraudulent Privatizations in Henan Province”, at Shi Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan.
2002
Invited by Professor Bingzhong Gao to deliver a symposium lecture
[in Chinese] to Peking University Sociology Department Faculty and
Students on the topic, “The Relationship between New Social Movements
and US Labor,” at Peking University Department of Sociology, Beijing, China.
2000
Academic Awards
University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies “China's Long
Twentieth Century: Words, Images, Voices Third Annual
Symposium” Travel Grant.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Sociology
Travel Fund Award
College of Liberal Arts Annual Field Research Fellowship
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2002
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Academic Awards (continued)
Peking University Research Fellowship Award
1998
University of Hawaii at Manoa GSO Travel Fund Award
University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Arts and Sciences Award.
1996
University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Sociology Merit-Based Travel Award
1997
Preparatory Committee for the Annual Taiwan Studies
Studies Conference in North America Per Diem.
1995
University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of
Sociology Graduate Scholarship/Teaching Assistantship
1993-1997
State University of New York at Binghamton
Department of Sociology Merit Based Tuition Waiver
Fordham University Merit Based Grant
New York State Regents Scholarship
1987-1989
1982-1986
1982-1986
Translation/Interpreting
Center For Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
1997
Honolulu, Hawaii.
Consecutive oral interpreter (Chinese [Mandarin]-English)
Consecutively interpreted an academic lecture delivered by visiting professor Bingzhong Gao entitled, “The Revival
of Folk Culture and Civil Society in Rural China,” at a Center for Chinese Studies Public Colloquium.
Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
Honolulu, Hawaii
Consecutive oral interpreter (Chinese[Mandarin]--English)
Consecutively interpreted an academic lecture given by Wei-da Chung on “The Interactive
Relationship between Taiwan’s Media and Social Movements,” at a
UH Department of Sociology Colloquium.
1996
Workers’ Education Center, Taipei Taiwan
Translator/Oral Interpreter (Chinese [Mandarin]--English).
Translated articles from the social science journal Taiwan Shehui Yianjiu
Jikan and a conference paper into English. Also served as an oral interpreter
when foreign guests visited the Center.
1992
Taiwan Labor Legal Resource Center
Translator (Chinese [Mandarin]--English).
Translated entire 1991 Report on Labor Rights. Also served as an interpreter when
foreign guests visited the Center.
1991
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References
Dr. Robert Lavenda
St. Cloud State University
Co-Chair
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Phone: 320-308-2136
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Peter Manicas
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Phone: 808-956-7297
Department of Sociology
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Hagen Koo
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Dept. of Sociology
Phone: 808-956-8248
Email: [email protected]
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