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Assistant Professor in Sociology, Durham University

I joined Durham University in the Summer of 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Social Work following a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong. My research interests include innovative methodologies and participatory research, and their application in theorising practices of intimacy and violence against women, both at home and in social protests.

I have conducted research studies for theorising the stay-leave decision making of abused women and their experience of institutionalised coercive control; for documenting social workers’ responses to social isolation experienced by abused women in Hong Kong; and for exploring the personal and gendered impact of democratic movements in Hong Kong. My latest Hong Kong related studies focus on cross-generation communication of political difference after the Anti-Extradition Law Bill Protest Movement and the positive and negative impacts of social movement solidarity on personal life.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Durham University


  • 2015 
    University of York, PhD