Social Movements and Collective Action, Political Sociology, China's Political Transition
2012 ASA Barrington Moore Award for Best Book in Comparative and Historical Sociology (Winner)
2012 ASA Charles Tilly Award for Best Book in Studies of Collective Behavior and Social Movements (Honorable Mention)
2012 Chinese Sociological Association’s Outstanding Achievement Paper Award (First Prize, co-winner)
Professor Su studies historical movements as well as contemporary protests with a focus on the role of the state. His current projects include a study on the politics of protest repression.