Stephen E.

Philion
Professor Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology Director: SCSU Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota St. Cloud State University sephilion@stcloudstate.edu http://www.stcloudstate.edu/sociology/faculty/philion.asp

Educational Background
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
PhD Dept of Sociology Dissertation topic: The Discourse of Workers Democracy in China as a Terrain of Ideological Struggle in the Moment of Transition from State Socialism. Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Peter Manicas.

2004

State University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
M.A. Sociology

1989 1986

Fordham University, NY, NY
B.A. Political Science

Teaching/Academic Related Experience
St. Cloud State University
Director: SCSU Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota 2009-present

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Interim Co-chair, Sociology and Anthropology Department.

fall, 2011

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Associate Professor of Sociology (promoted in 2009)
Teach Undergraduate and Graduate level Sociological Theory, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Change, Political Sociology Global and Racial Inequality, and Sociology of Religion.

2006-present

Capella University and Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN
On-line Course Designer and Instructor, Sociology 1000, 3 sections.

2005-2006

St. Cloud State University, St. Olaf College, College of St. Catherine, Hamline University, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Adjunct Instructor,
Sociological Theory, Race/Ethnic Relations, Sociology 100, Contemporary Social Change, Stratification, Deviance.

1999-2005

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology Courses co-taught with faculty include Sociological Theory, Intro Sociology, Medical Sociology, and Sociology of Deviance. [Nominated for TA of the Year by Professors Peter Manicas and Eldon Wegner, 1997]

1993-1997

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Invited International Academic Positions
Shihshin University Graduate School for Social Transformation Studies, Taipei, Taiwan.
Visiting Researcher.

July--August, 2012, April--July, 2013 January, 2008

Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile.
Visiting Professor, Summer Session Post-Graduate Seminar on “Globalization and Social Change in the Chinese Workplace.”

St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, MN.
Served as Assistant Program Director for China Study Abroad Class on “Educational Technologies in Today’s China.”

July, 2008

Conferences Organized
St. Cloud State University Annual Global Goes Local Conference on the Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers and Families in Minnesota
2010, 2011, 2012

Publishing Books:
Philion, S. (2009). Workers’ Democracy in China’s Transition from State Socialism. Routledge Press.

Journal Volumes Edited:
Invited Volume Editor (2011) for China Left Review, 4(Summer) on “Historical Legacies, Global Financial Crisis, and China’s Working Class Movement”

Published Journal Articles/Volume Chapters:
Philion, S. (Forthcoming, 2013). “Workers’ Democracy versus Privatization in China” as a chapter in

Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present (Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini, eds.). Originally published as a journal article in Socialism and Democracy,
21:2 (July, 2007). Philion, S. (2011) “By What Right Do Chinese State Enterprise Workers Fight for Rights?” China Left Review. 4 (summer) Philion, S. (2011) “Volume Introduction: Historical Legacies, Global Financial Crisis, and China’s Working Class Movement.” China Left Review. 4 (summer). Philion, S. (2010) “Volume Introduction: The Impact of Social Movements and Democratization in Taiwan,” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 39:3 (March). Philion, S. (2009). “Is Race Really Controversial in the University Classroom?” Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies. 7:1 (April).

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Published Journal Articles (continued):
Philion, S. (2007). “Workers’ Democracy versus Privatization in China.” Socialism and Democracy. 21:2 (July). Philion, S. (2007). “An Interview with Han Deqiang on “The Political Economy and Social Costs of China’s Neo-Liberal Development.” Conducted in and translated from Chinese. Dollars and Sense (July/August). Also published as a book chapter in Real World Globalization (Boston: Dollars and Sense Press). Philion, S. and L. Mhando. (2006) “From Smorgasbord Pedagogy to Critical Pedagogy: Rethinking How We Teach Race” Book chapter in ASA Teaching Guide for Critical Pedagogy in the Sociology Classroom. Philion, S. (2005). “Extending the Limits of Field Research: A Sociologist Encounters Chinese Workers Protesting Fraudulent Privatization.” Humanity and Society, “Special Edition on Participation-Action Research” 29:4. Philion, S. (1998). “Bridging the Gap Between New Social Movement Theory and the Language of Class.” Rethinking Marxism, 10 (Winter). Philion, S. (1998). “Chinese Welfare State Regimes.” The Journal of Contemporary Asia, 28:3 (July).

Book Reviews:
1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Philion S. (2010). Review of William Hurst, 2009. The Chinese Worker after Socialism. China Information, 24:1. Philion, S. (2008). Review of Brian Loveman, ed. 2004. Strategy for Empire: U.S. Regional Policy in the Post-Cold War Era. Journal of World Systems Research, 14:2. Philion S. (2007). Review of Amiya Kumar Bagchi. Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital. Journal of World History, 18:4. Philion, S. (2004). “Symposium Exchange on Jerry Lembcke. CNN’s Tailwind Tale: Inside Vietnam’s Last Great Myth and Jerry Lembcke.” The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam. Critical Sociology, 30:1. Philion, S. (2004). Review of Bill Taylor, Chang Kai, and Li Q. Industrial Relations in China. China Information, 18(3). Philion, S. (2000). Review of Anita Chan, Benedict Kerkvliet, and Jonathan Unger, Transforming Asian Socialism: China and Vietnam Compared. China Review International, 7(2). Philion, S. (1999). Review of Thomas Barret, ed. China, Marxism and Democracy : Selections from October Review. China Review International, 6:2.

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Invited Peer Reviews
Invited Peer Reviewer: “The Rise and Fall of the Reds: Strategy Sequence and Life Course of Social Movements”, Social Movement Studies

2013

Invited Peer Reviewer: Social Insurance Movement in Twentieth-Century China: A Global Historical Perspective.” China Information. Invited Peer Reviewer: “Hybrid” character of China’s Ruling Regime: The Politics and Trends of Democratization .” Asian Politics and Policies. Invited Peer Reviewer: “"Minzhu Guanli: The "Democratization" of Factory Management in the Chinese Revolution.". Labor History. Invited Manuscript Reviewer: McMichael, P. (2006). Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, 3rd Edition. Sage Publications Inc. Invited Peer Reviewer : Lau, R. W. K. (2001). Economic Determinations in the Last Instance: China's Political-Economic Development Under the Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis. Historical Materialism 8.

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2006

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Academic Awards
National Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Finalist Award. (Nominated by SCSU President Earl H Potter III) 2012

Nominations for Academic Awards
Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty of the Year Award (nominated by St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNCSCU) New Innovative Practices in Diversity Award (nominated by Orn Bodvarsson, Dean, School of Public Affairs, St. Cloud State University) 2012

2012

Awards to Student Advisees
Angela Brown: SCSU Distinguished Thesis Award, for MS Thesis "Queer Youth Community Organizing: Intents and Outcomes of Youth Mobilization in LGBTQ Service Programs." (Thesis Committee Chair and Nominator) John Bycynski: SCSU Distinguished Thesis Award, for MS Thesis titled "Claiming the Mines: Power and Class on the Cuyuna Iron Range, 1910-1933." (Thesis Committee Member) 2012

2011

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Awards to Student Advisees (Continued)
Kevin Revier: 1st Prize: Sociologists of Minnesota Caroline Rose Undergraduate Paper Competition, for his SOC 467 paper titled, “Surviving with Spirituality: An Analysis of Scientology in a Neoliberal World” (Adviser and Nominator). Matthew Lauritsen Honorable Mention: Sociologists of Minnesota Caroline Rose Undergraduate Paper Competition, for his SOC 467 Paper titled“How Contemporary Christian Musicians are Called by God to Perform.” (Adviser and Nominator) Cassie Anderson: MN Campus Compact President's Student Leadership Award. 2011

2011

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For her work on a service based research project for the SCSU Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota. (Adviser and Nominator)
Zachary Lamb: 1st Prize: Sociologists of Minnesota Caroline Rose Undergraduate Paper Competition for his SOC 462 Paper titled, “Liberation Theology and the Political 2009

Economy of Modernizations under Capitalism: The Historical Case Studies of Nicaragua and the Philippines” (Adviser and Nominator)
Carmelle Case: SCSU Distinguished Thesis Award, for MS Thesis titled, “Including (and Excluding) the Heterosexual ‘Ally’ in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Identity Movements.” (Thesis Committee Chair and Nominator) 2008

Grants Secured
Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Fellowship
$12,000 grant awarded for 5 months of research in Taiwan, Hong Kong, And Manland China on “Social Networks and Social Movement Formation: A Comparative Study of the Class Action Law Suit against RCA in Taiwan and Foxconn Workers’ Organizing Efforts in Mainland China .

2013

Initiative Foundation Innovation Fund Grant
$2,500 awarded to the Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota toward 2012 Global Goes Local:Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers And Families in Minnesota Annual Conference.

2012

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Diversity Mini-Grant
$10,000 awarded by the MnSCU Chancellor’s Office to St. Cloud State University COSS Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota to pursue three research projects on the social conditions of Immigrant workers in Minnesota in 2010.

2010

St. Cloud State University COSS Matching Grant
$2,000 awarded from COSS Dean Francis Harrold to match Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Diversity Mini-Grant that was awarded to St. Cloud State University COSS Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota.

2010

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Grants Secured (continued)
St. Cloud State University COSS Grant Writing Assistance Grant
$1,000 awarded to provide funds for a Graduate grant writing specialist to assist with the writing of external grants to support the COSS Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota.

2010

St. Cloud State University COSS Indirect Monies Grant
$1,000 awarded to provide funding for a collaborative research project with Dr. Paul Greider to conduct interviews with laid off St. Paul Ford Plant workers on divergent strategies when faced with imminent plant closure.

2010

University Committee Participation
Faculty Senate Faculty Research Grants Selection Committee Coordinator of Department of Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium Committee [4 colloquia per year] Department of Sociology and Anthropology Search Committees (10) 2007 to Present 2007 to Present 2006 to present

Conference/Colloquium Participation
Panels Organized:
Successes and Challenges of Campus Efforts at Civic Engagement in Minnesota in an Era of Neoliberal Globalization
Organized panel session for Sociologists of Minnesota Annual Conference, Hudson, WI

October, 2012

Rethinking Collaborative Community Based Research on Minnesota Immigrant Workers in Minnesota
Organized panel session for Minnesota Chancellors’ Office on Diversity “Student Affairs/Diversity and Multiculturalism Conference,” Brooklyn Park, MN

February, 2011

Celebration of Community Partners Plenary Panel,
Organized a plenary panel for the St. Cloud State University Spring 2011 Convocation Celebration of Community Partners Plenary, featuring Mohamed Hassan Yusuf, Program Manager for Lutheran Social Services Refugee Employment and Social Services, who spoke on “The Value of Collaboration with the SCSU Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota”

January 2011

The Social Costs of Neo-Liberal Developmental Strategies in China Today
Organized panel session for Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Carleton College, Northfield MN.

October, 2008

Representing and Practicing Class: Mao’s China and Beyond
Organized panel session and presented a paper titled “The Stubbornness of Class: Workers’ Resistance and China’s Transition from State Socialism,” at The Annual Association of Asian Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA.

April, 2008

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Panels Organized (continued):
American Workers and Global Competition
Organized panel session and served as discussant. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

March, 2008

Invited Panel Discussant:
Negotiating cultural boundaries in Taiwan
Discussant for panel session on “Negotiating cultural b oundaries in Taiwan,’ at the Annual Meeting of the Asian Studies Association, Honolulu.

2011

Democratizing Democracy: Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Taiwan
Discussant for panel session on “Democratizing Democracy: Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Taiwan,” at the Annual Meeting of the Asian Studies Association, Philadelphia.

2010

A Polanyian Countermovement in China?
Invited discussant for panel session at the Annual Meeting of North American Chinese Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA .

2009

Paper Presentations:
Thomas Erlich Civically Engaged Award Winners Panel Discussion
Invited panelist at a session at the American Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting in January 2013 in Atlanta, GA, for finalists for the Thomas Ehrlich Award.

2013

Bridging the Link Between Immigrant Workers and Academia in St. Cloud
Presented at a panel session at the Annual Sociologists of Minnesota Conference, October, 2012, Hudson, WI.

2012

Making of a Center for Research on Immigrants in Minnesota
Presented paper at panel session for Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology, San Antonio, TX.

2010

By What Right Do Chinese Workers Fight for Rights?
Presented paper at Annual National Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA

2008

Is Race Really a Controversial Topic in the Classroom?
Paper presented at the Annual International Association for Critical Realism Conference, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

2007

Alternatives to Smorgasbordism when Teaching Race.
Paper presented at the 2007 Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il.

2007

A Comparison of Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese Workers’ Protests against “Factory Abandonment”.
Paper presented at 2006 Midwest Sociological Society's Annual Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska.

2006

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Paper Presentations: (Continued)
Extending the Limits of Field Research: A Sociologist Encounters Chinese Workers Protesting Fraudulent Privatization
Paper presented at 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Tampa, FL.

2005

The Legacy of Workers Democracy as A Terrain of Struggle In Chinese State Workers' Battles against Privatization
Paper presented (in Chinese) at the International Conference on Enterprise Reform, the Trade Union’s Role and the Worker’s Participation, 30 -31 August 2005, Peking University, Beijing, China.

2005

Reflections on Collaborations between an American Sociologist and Chinese Worker Activists
Paper presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

2005

Has Capitalism Come to China and What’s It Matter Anyhow?
Paper presented at the Annual National Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA.

2003

The Ideology of Workers’ Democracy during Chinese Workers’ Resistance to Privatization of State Owned Enterprises in Zhengzhou
Paper presented at the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies “China's Long Twentieth Century: Words, Images, Voices Third Annual Symposium”.

2002

The None Too Invisible Hand of Global Capitalist Restructuring, Chinese Privatization, and State-Owned Enterprise Workers' Collective Self Organization.
Paper presented at the Annual National Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Anaheim, CA.

2001

Class and Social Movements: Languages of Conversion and Solidarity
Paper presented at the “Politics and the Languages of Marxism Conference,” sponsored by Rethinking Marxism, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. **Also presented in June 2000, at the Peking University Social-Anthropological Research Institute, Beijing, PRC. (In Chinese).

1996

Hawaii as Home to Asian-Immigrants: Myths and Historical Explanation
Paper presented at the Association of Asian-American Studies Association Western Regional Conference, Honolulu, HI.

1996

Processes of Class Formation and Democratization in Taiwan

1995

Paper presented (in Chinese [Mandarin]) at the Annual Taiwan Studies Conference in North America, sponsored by The Preparatory Committee for the Annual Taiwan Studies Conference in North America, Yale University.

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Invited Guest Lectures
Invited by Ellen David Friedman to deliver a guest lecture [in Chinese] on “The Origins and Impact of Worker Centers in the US” to students and faculty at the Sun Yat Sen University Labor Research Center (Guangzhou, China). Invited by Professor Hairong Yan to deliver a guest lecture [in Chinese] on “The State of Organizing Efforts in the U.S. Immigrant Rights Movement,” to students and activists at the Peking University Research Center of Chinese Workers. Invited by Professor Seehwa Cho to deliver a guest lecture on "The Backgound and Relevance of Marx' German Ideology and Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts" to the Critical Pedagogy Graduate Seminar, Department of Education, St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, MN. Invited by Professor Hsin-Hsing Chen to deliver a guest lecture [in Chinese] to Taiwanese graduate students and labor activists in Taiwan on the topic, “Recent Findings on Chinese SOE Workers’ Strategies against Fraudulent Privatizations in Henan Province”, at Shi Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan. Invited by Professor Bingzhong Gao to deliver a symposium lecture [in Chinese] to Peking University Sociology Department Faculty and Students on the topic, “The Relationship between New Social Movements and US Labor,” at Peking University Department of Sociology, Beijing, China. 2013

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Translation/Interpreting
Center For Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. Consecutive oral interpreter (Chinese [Mandarin]-English) Consecutively interpreted an academic lecture delivered by visiting professor Bingzhong Gao entitled, “The Revival of Folk Culture and Civil Society in Rural China,” at a Center for Chinese Studies Public Colloquium. Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii Consecutive oral interpreter (Chinese[Mandarin]--English) Consecutively interpreted an academic lecture given by Wei-da Chung on “The Interactive Relationship between Taiwan’s Media and Social Movements,” at a UH Department of Sociology Colloquium. Workers’ Education Center, Taipei Taiwan Translator/Oral Interpreter (Chinese [Mandarin]--English). Translated articles from the social science journal Taiwan Shehui Yianjiu Jikan and a conference paper into English. Also served as an oral interpreter when foreign guests visited the Center. Taiwan Labor Legal Resource Center Translator (Chinese [Mandarin]--English). Translated entire 1991 Report on Labor Rights. Also served as an interpreter when foreign guests visited the Center. 1997

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References
Dr. Jiping Zuo St. Cloud State University Co-Chair Department of Sociology and Anthropology Phone: 320-308-30346 Email: jzuo@stcloudstate.edu University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Sociology Email: manicas@hawaii.edu University of Hawaii at Manoa Dept. of Sociology Phone: 808-956-8248 Email: hagenkoo@hawaii.edu

Dr. Peter Manicas

Dr. Hagen Koo

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