University of Wyoming
Department of Global Area Studies
Department of Geography
Ph.D., Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University
Economic geography; global cities; East Asian development; geography and development; urban geography; social geography; urban planning; gender and cities
Regional and Thematic Interests
Cultural Studies; Gender; Government/Political Systems
Dr. Yi Ling Chen joined the Global & Area Studies Program and the Geography Department in Fall 2010. Prior to joining UW, she was a faculty member at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan from 2003 to 2010. She served as a consultant for local government and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Taiwan and has been actively participating in grassroots movements on women, environment and social housing in Taiwan. She has received six research grants from Taiwan's National Science Council.
Her research is about how disadvantaged groups or regions are affected by economic liberalization and political democratization in Taiwan. She is also interested in comparative urban studies in East Asia. She wrote book chapters in Globalizing Taipei (2005), Women and Housing: An International Analysis (2011), Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia (2012), and Housing East Asia: Socioeconomic and Demographic Challenges (2014). She has also published several journal articles on housing, gender, urban movements, and community development in Taiwan.