Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (March 30 - May 22)：
Bullon’s research focuses on how various definitions of sustainable development compete at the global level, particularly at the United Nations. She focuses on how activists use technology, and in particular social media tools, to advocate for their interpretation of the concept. For her project to be complete and not biased towards a Western understanding of ‘sustainable development’ and ‘civil society’, she hopes to better understand the Chinese perspective and context, such as the notion of ecological civilization and the nexus between the state and social media in China. Bullon looks forward to meeting the NYU Shanghai faculty working on themes related to sustainable development.