Since completing my first book, I have been pursuing several projects, all of which speak to my interest in the growing significance of science and technology in politics, economy, and society. I became interested in these topics, in part, due to the influence of my fellow Fellows' at Harvard's Society of Fellows. During my postdoc years, I was fortunate to get to know many brilliant scientists and historians interested in science and technology. Also, I specialized in intellectual property laws and wrote a JSD dissertation on China's informal economy in the mobile phone sector before beginning my career in sociology.
I have been working on issues related to human genome editing, robotization, and technological control of humans. In the Global Human Genome Editing Controversy, I expand my previous work on the public sphere to consider how the emergence of China as a leader in scientific research influences the transnational and national public spheres and the relationship between publics and experts in and beyond China. In Upgrading the Nation: Promise and Peril of Techno-Development in China, I analyze China's efforts to upgrade the economy and the social consequences of such efforts. This project is a book project. Two articles have been published from this project--one on robotization and the other on platform economy.