Li-Fang Liang

Assistant Professor

Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University


Tel: +886-2-2826-7956

Fax: +886-2-2820-5503


Address: 155, Sec.2, Linong Street, Taipei 112 Taiwan

Birth Date: 2/25/1975


Academic Degrees

2010        Ph.D. Sociology, Syracuse University

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women¡¦s and Gender Studies Department



Professional Experience 

2010             Affiliated Fellowship, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, Netherlands (from 2010 October to 2011 January)


Awards and Grants(list the latest 5 years)


2014             Invisible Needs: The Experiences of Poverty among Elderly Indigenous Women (2015.01-2016.12) Funded by Ministry of Science.

2012             "The Politics of Carework: The Everyday Practices of Live-in Migrant Care Workers and Their Care Recipients." (2012.01-2013.12) Funded by National Science Council.

2011             Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University

2010             Paper Competition Winner of George Smith Student Paper Award of the Institutional Ethnography Division (Paper Title: Defining and Regulating Care Needs: The Power of the State and Professional Knowledge), Society for the Study of Social Problems. 

2010             Distinguished Dissertation, Women¡¦s and Gender Studies Department, Syracuse University.


Publications (list in English only)

Book Chapters


Forthcoming    ¡§Caring for What? The Everyday Work of Live-in Migrant Care Workers in Taiwan.¡¨ in Research Companion to Care Work Around the World. Karen Christensen and Doria Pilling Ed. (Signed contract with Ashgate Publishing Ltd; in progress)

Journal Articles


Li-Fang Liang (2015). The Distortion of Care Needs and Medical Professionalism: The Ruling Practices of Migrant Labor Policy in Taiwan. Journal of Aging Studies, 34, 29-37. (SSCI)

Li-Fang Liang (2014). Live-in Migrant Care Workers in Taiwan: The Debates on the Household Service Act. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 23(2), 229-241. (SSCI).

Li-Fang Liang (2013). State and Medicalization of Care Needs: Migrant Care Labor Policy in Taiwan. Journal of Intimacy and Public Sphere, 2(1), 82-94. (peer review)

Li-Fang Liang (2011). The Making of an ¡§Ideal¡¨ Live-In Migrant Care Worker: Recruiting, Training, Matching and Disciplining. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(11): 1815-1834. (SSCI).


Conference Articles  (listed in English only)


Li-Fang Liang (2016) Caring about Migrant Care Workers: From Rights¡¦ Perspective to Care Ethic. International Conference Policy and Practice for Foreign Domestic Caring Workers in Asia, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. (Invited)

Li-Fang Liang (2016). The Solution for Care Crisis? Migrant Care Labor Policy in Taiwan. Symposium on Migration, Gender, and Labor in East Asia, Chiba University, Japan. (Invited)

Li-Fang Liang (2014). Becoming Care Agent: The State¡¦s In/Exclusion of Live-in Migrant Care Workers in Taiwan. International Sociological Association World Congress, Yokohama, Japan.

Li-Fang Liang (2013). In The Name of National Security: A Study of Health Examination on Migrant Workers in Taiwan. Gender and Migration: Changes and Challenges International Conference, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Li-Fang Liang (2013). The Politics of Carework: The Everyday Practices of Live-in Migrant Care Workers and Their Care Recipients. The 49th Linz Conference: Towards a Global History of Domestic Workers and Caregivers, Linz, Austria.

Li-Fang Liang (2010). We are ¡¥Women¡¦ but Different: The Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan, Singapore: Southeast Asian Research Institute.