Dubai is the new entrepôt of China into the Middle East and Africa.
Professor, Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah
Yuting Wang is a professor in the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. She was an associate professor of sociology and international studies at the American University of Sharjah from 2015-21. She has been an affiliated research fellow at the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University in Indiana since 2009. Previously, she was a summer research fellow in residence at the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics and Political Science; a visiting scholar in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California-Berkeley; a visiting scholar at the Center On Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University; and an instructor and predoctoral fellow in the Department Of Sociology and Asian-American Studies Program at Northwestern University. Wang’s research areas are Muslim minorities in North America and China, Chinese diaspora, China-UAE relations, and public health policy in the UAE. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame in May 2009. She is the author of Between Islam and the American Dream: An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America (Routledge, 2014) and Chinese in Dubai: Money, Pride, and Soul-Searching (Brill, 2020).