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Liu, Sida, and Mustafa Emirbayer. "Field and Ecology." Sociological Theory, forthcoming.
Liu, Sida, and Hongqi Wu. "The Ecology of Organizational Growth: Chinese Law Firms in the Age of Globalization." American Journal of Sociology, forthcoming.
Liu, Sida. 2015. "Boundary Work and Exchange: The Formation of a Professional Service Market." Symbolic Interaction 38(1): 1-21.
Liu, Sida. 2015. "Law's Social Forms: A Powerless Approach to the Sociology of Law." Law & Social Inquiry 40(1):1-28.
Liu, Sida, Lily Liang, and Ethan Michelson. 2014. "Migration and Social Structure: The Spatial Mobility of Chinese Lawyers." Law & Policy 36(2): 165-194.
Liu, Sida. 2013. "The Legal Profession as a Social Process: A Theory on Lawyers and Globalization." Law & Social Inquiry 38(3): 670-693.
Liu, Sida, and Terence C. Halliday. 2011. "Political Liberalism and Political Embeddedness: Understanding Politics in the Work of Chinese Criminal Defense Lawyers." Law & Society Review 45(4): 831-865.
Liu, Sida. 2011. "Lawyers, State Officials, and Significant Others: Symbiotic Exchange in the Chinese Legal Services Market." China Quarterly 206: 276-293.
Liu, Sida. 2011. The Logic of Fragmentation: An Ecological Analysis of the Chinese Legal Services Market. Shanghai: Shanghai Joint Publishing Co. (In Chinese)
For a full list of publications, see Google Scholar
PhD, University of Chicago, 2009
Departmental Areas of Interest:
Deviance, Law, and Social Control
Economic Change and Development
General Social Theory
Law and Society
Organizational and Occupational Analysis
Social Movements and Collective Behavior
Research Interest Statement:
Sida Liuís main research interests fall into four areas of sociology: sociology of law, organizations and occupations, globalization, and social theory. As an interdisciplinary researcher, he has also written on topics closely related to legal theory, criminal justice, and political science. Most of Liuís empirical work focuses on Chinaís contemporary legal reform and legal profession. Meanwhile, he has been studying sociolegal theory and general social theory, particularly theories of social space and social process along the Simmelian tradition of social geometry.