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Sociology of Knowledge and Culture

I am excited about the sociology of knowledge in social sciences.

I concentrate on three main areas:


1) Bibliometric analysis. I analyze both conventional metrics and altmetrics. 


2) The political economy of knowledge production and diffusion. In particular, I focus how money works in academic knowledge production and distribution, such as funding, academic salary,  journal subscriptions and publishing businesses. 


3) The cultures in knowledge innovation, production and diffusion. I mainly focus on the emerging world culture of academia. I examine how this ranking-oriented, hierarchical culture produces and reproduces social and economic  inequality and immobility 

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