Jingjing Lou is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Education and Youth Studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin. She obtained a B.A. from the Peking University (People's Republic of China), an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her dissertation is entitled "The School Wall Crumbles: Pollution, Townization, and the Changing Ecology of Rural Schooling in Northwest China". She has been awarded a Spencer Fellowship (2007-2008), a Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Abroad (2007-2008), a Chancellor's Fellowship (Indiana University, 2003-2007), and a few other research and travel grants.
Jingjing has done research on higher education reforms in Russia, US and China. Her current research focuses on education studies in Rural China, with a particular interest on how urbanization and migration has altered the ecology of rural schooling and how this has had impact on rural youth's academic aspiration and life expectation. In addition to teaching and research, Jingjing has also served as a research consultant for a few international and domestic NGOs. Her CV can be accessed from the following site: http://beloit.academia.edu/JingjingLou