SOAS University of London

SOAS China Institute

Professor Andrew G. Walder

Andrew Walder

Andrew G. Walder, is the Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, where he is a member of the Department of Sociology and a Senior Fellow in the Freeman-Spogli Institute of International Studies. He has previously taught at Columbia, Harvard, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has published widely on political economy, social structure, inequality, social mobility, and political conflict under state socialism and afterwards, with a special emphasis on contemporary China.

Andrew G. Walder is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, former Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His most recent books are Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement (Harvard University Press, 2009), and China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed (Harvard University Press, 2015).