Educational Leadership and Policy
- Anthropology of education
- Comparative, international, and global studies of education
- Transnational curriculum inquiry
- Schooling and social change in contemporary China and Chinese diaspora
- Anthropology and education
- Globalization and education
- Sociology of education
- Qualitative inquiry, ethnography, and critical discourse analysis
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jinting Wu is Assistant Professor of Educational Culture, Policy and Society. She is an educational anthropologist with an interest in philosophy and cultural studies. Her research often deploys ethnographic field methods to critically investigate relationships among schooling, society, and culture; it also examines educational policy shifts both as lived experiences and as reflecting the larger spheres of cultural ideation, social (re)production, nation building and globalization. Recent projects have involved study of rural minority education, child disabilities and special education, immigrant youth and families, and educational meritocracy on the global stage. Prior to joining the GSE faculty, she worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Macau (SAR, China) and was a postdoctoral fellow of educational sciences at the University of Luxembourg.
Selected Awards and Grants
Gail P. Kelly Outstanding Dissertation Award in Comparative Education
Comparative and International Education Society, U.S.A.
Marie Curie Fellow
The Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission
“Educational Merit on a Global Stage: The History and Conceptualization of Merit and Educational Meritocracy in China, Italy, Russia, and the United States” with PI Noah Sobe and Co-PIs Giovanna Barzanò and Iveta Silova. Spencer Foundation Mid-Level Grant.
“Secular Benevolence: Mass Schooling and Modern Educability” with Principal Investigator John G. Richardson and Co-PI Douglas Judge. Spencer Foundation Small Grant.
“Making Chinese Immigrants in Europe: Politics of Schooling and Transnational Mobility in Luxembourg and Italy” funded by Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, cofounded by the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission.
Multi-Year Research Grant, University of Macau
Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
Tashia F. Morgridge Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Herbert Kliebard Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Educational Policy Studies
Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-dissertation Travel Grant Award
Global Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
ELP405 Sociology of Education
ELP586 Reading Urban Ethnograhpies
Wu, Jinting (2016). Fabricating an Educational Miracle: Compulsory Schooling Meets Ethnic Rural Development in China. State University of New York Press. http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6200-fabricating-an-educational-mira.aspx
Richardson, John G., Jinting Wu, and Douglas Judge (in progress, 2017). The Global Convergence of Vocational and Special Education: Mass Schooling and Modern Educability. Under contract with Routledge.
Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Wu, Jinting (2016). Ethnic Tourism and the Big Song: Public Pedagogies and the Ambiguity of Environmental Discourse in Southwest China. Educational Philosophy and Theory. DOI:10.1080/00131857.2015.1135410
Wu, Jinting and Mario Wenning (2016). The Postsecular Turn in Education: Lessons from the Mindfulness Movement and the Revival of Confucian Academies. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 35:551-571.
Wu, Jinting and Sou Kuan Vong (2016). Macau Higher Education Expansion in Flux: A Critical Spatial Perspective. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. DOI:10.1080/01596306.2016.1149152
Wu, Jinting (2016). Educational Discipline, Ritual Governing, and Chinese Exemplary Society: Why China’s Curriculum Reform Remains a Difficult Task? Policy Futures in Education, 14(6): 721-740.
Zhou, Yisu and Jinting Wu (2016). The Game Plan: Four Contradictions in the Development of World Class Universities from the Global South. Education and Science, 41 (184): 75-89.
Wu, Jinting (2016). Ambivalent “Quality” and the Educational Sublime: Compulsory Schooling Meets Rural Development in Southwest China. In Spotlight on China: Changes in Education under China’s Market Economy, eds. Guo, Shibao & Guo, Yan, pp. 67-84. Sense Publishers.
Wu, Jinting (2015). Contesting Isomorphism and Divergence: Historicizing Chinese Educational Encounter with the West. In Daniel Tröhler & Thomas Lenz (eds.), Trajectories in the Development of Modern School Systems: Between the National and the Global, pp. 256-268. New York: Routledge. [Spanish translation of the book published by Octaedro Editorial under the title Trayectorias del Desarrollo de los Sistemas Educativos Modernos: Entre lo Nacional y lo Global]
Konkol, Pamela and Jinting Wu (2015). Curriculum and the Policy Milieu. In The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education. Eds. Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William H. Schubert, pp. 319-325. Sage Publications.
Wu, Jinting (2013). Towards a Curriculum of Vulnerability and Blandness: Insights from Levinas and Classical Chinese Thoughts. Journal of Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 10 (2): 49-63.
Wu, Jinting (2012). Disenchantment and Participatory Limits of Compulsory Education: Lessons from Southwest China. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 42 (4): 621-645.
Wu, Jinting (2012). Governing Suzhi (素质) and Curriculum Reform in Rural Ethnic China: Viewpoints From the Miao and Dong Communities in Qiandongnan. Curriculum Inquiry, 42 (5): 652-681.
Wu, Jinting (2012). Performativity in China’s Ethnic Borderlands: Ethnographic Fragments in a Rural Miao Community. The Michigan Journal of Asian Studies, 1 (2): 79-88.
Wu, Jinting (2012). A Sermon as Counter Sermon on Educational Research. International Journal for the Historiography of Education. vol. 2:102-105.
Wu, Jinting (2009). Education, Cultural Identity, and the Nation-State. Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 15(1):125-144.
Huang, Zhongjing and Jinting Wu (2008). Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality (Michael W. Apple. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006). Translation into Chinese. Shanghai: East China Normal University Press.
2016 Review of Wu, Bin and W. John Morgan (eds.) Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice. (Abingdon, England and New York, NY: Routledge, 2015). Frontiers of Education in China, 11(2): 256-257.
2016 Review of Andrew Kipnis’ Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, and Schooling in China. (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Chinese Anthropology 《中国人类学》, vol. 1, pp.313-316.
2013 Review of Quentin Skinner (ed.) Families and States in Western Europe. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011). International Journal of the Historiography of Education, vol. 3:140-143.
2006 Review of Adam R. Nelson’s Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn 1872-1964. (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001). Education Review http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev504.htm.