Fei Yan is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Tsinghua University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from University of Oxford and completed a postdoc from Stanford University. His research focuses on contentious politics and social movements, with particular emphasis on political movements within authoritarian settings. His work has appeared in Social Science Research, Urban Studies, Social Movement Studies, Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology, Modern China, and The China Review. He has been awarded the Graduate Student Best Paper Prize by the Association for Asian Studies in 2015.