AGBLEVOR, Emelia Afi (Ph.D Student)

Emelia Afi Agblevor is a PhD Sociology student, from Ghana, specializing in Medical Sociology. She earned her MPhil degree in Sociology as well as her B.A degree (Sociology and Classical History) from the University of Ghana. Her MPhil thesis was on “Self-medication Practices among Families in Accra”. Building on this research, her PhD work focuses on “Self-medication with Body-enhancing Medicines”, under the supervision of Professor Gina Lai. Emelia has a keen interest in the evolution of self-medication practices in Ghana especially within the context of the increasing accessibility to the internet and social media applications in Africa as well as the interrelations of the phenomenon to gender and social capital. During her MPhil studies, Emelia was attached to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana where she gained hands-on experience with various data collection and analyses tools. She also has done some mainstream journalism work and as a result is very passionate about improving how academics communicate their research to the broader society for a stronger impact.

Wong, Hon Tung 黃漢彤 (M.Phil. Student)

I am currently a full-time MPhil sociology student in HKBU. I received my BA degree of sociology from CUHK. My current research topic is the social aspects of fintech (financial technology). I am interested in broader fields including sociology of development, economic sociology and political economy.

DU, Shengchen 杜勝臣 (Ph.D Student)

Du Shengchen is a Ph.D. candidate in Department of Sociology in Hong Kong Baptist University under the supervision of Prof. LAI. Before joined HKBU, She earned her Bachelor and Master degree in sociology from Nankai University, China. She is interested in social capital and social network studies, especially the changes of them in the economic and socio-political circumstances in current China. She conducts both quantitative and qualitative research. And her dissertation focuses on social capital and its contingent effects on well-educated migrants in urban China.

SCHÖPF, Caroline 詩霖 (Ph.D Student)

Caroline M. Schöpf is a doctoral fellow of the Joint Research Group ‘Migration, China, and the Global Context’ of the Max Weber Foundation and a Phd. candidate of the Sociology Department in Hong Kong Baptist University. Bringing migration studies, critical race theory and world system approaches into a dialogue, her dissertation project compares the labor market incorporation and social integration of highly skilled White and South Asian migrants in Hong Kong. Caroline was born in socialist East Germany and moved to West Germany as a child. She holds a M.A. in Japanese and Chinese studies, has lived and worked in Asia (Hong Kong, Japan and China) for 8 years, and speaks fluent Chinese and Japanese. Her own rich migration experience sparked her interest in migration and inequality. Her work has been presented at twelve international conferences and workshops, including the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference, and a International Sociological Association RC54 Conference. She co-authored an article published in Research on Social Work Practice.

ZHANG, Linlin 張琳琳 (Ph.D Student)

Zhang Linlin is a Phd candidate in HKBU . She has been managing her e-commerce company for many years in mainland China before starting her PhD study . Her current research interest focuses on the role of guanxi in entrepreneurship processes in e-commerce industries of mainland China.

DU, Yi 杜怡 (M.Phil. Student)

I am currently an M.Phil student in the sociology department of HKBU. I have obtained my undergraduate degree from this department in 2016. I am interested in the topic of youth identity and nationalism. I am researching on the national identity of Chinese youths by way of examining the cultural practices of young music lovers of the ‘ancient Chinese style’ in cyberspace.

HE, Ranran 何苒苒 (M.Phil. Student)

He Ranran is a full-time MPhil student in the Department of Sociology, HKBU. She received her BA in Broadcasting and Television Playwright-director from Communication University of China. Her research interest includes social change, political resistance, and digital media in both Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.