Joy Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, specializing in political theory. At Yale College, she has worked as a teaching fellow for a wide range of courses in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, as well as courses on political economy and political development in China and the United States. Her teaching practice and work at the Center for Teaching and Learning focuses on creating equitable learning communities and fostering critical inquiry within and beyond the classroom. With Da’Von Boyd, Sarah Khan, and Giulia Oskian, she is the co-convenor of the Critical Political Science Pedagogy project, a speaker series and community of practice generously supported by a Teaching Innovation Project Grant from the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.
Her dissertation research works at the intersection of the history of political thought, postcolonial political theory, and the critical history of the social sciences in order to propose a political theory of the postcolonial developmental state. She holds an MPhil in history from the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from Harvard University.