SHIN Hwajin

SHIN, Hwajin

Assistant Professor

PhD, Korea University

Research Interests:

Social Networks; International Migration; Race and Ethnicity; Family; Work and Gender; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Hwajin Shin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong prior to joining Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests include social networks, migration, race and ethnicity, family, gender and work, and research methods. She primarily examines network disadvantages experienced by immigrants, refugees, and women in corporate organizations. Her current research explores how the structural organization of family shapes individual migrants’ and their family members’ life chances. Her research has been published in journals including Social Networks, Sociological Perspectives, and Journal of Refugee Studies.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Self Photos / Files - E-Goal-05-400x400 Self Photos / Files - E_SDG-goals_icons-individual-rgb-10-400x400 Self Photos / Files - E-Goal-11-400x400 Self Photos / Files - E_SDG-goals_icons-individual-rgb-16-400x400

Course(s) Taught:

SOCI2027 Social Problems
SOCI4017 Management, Organization and Society
  To be provided

(For complete list of publications, please view Staff CV.)


Shin, Hwajin and In-Jin Yoon. (2023). “The Limits of Primordial Affinity to Ethnic Trust: The social origins of ethnic trust among North Korean refugees in London.” Journal of Refugee Studies 36(1): 84-104.


Shin, Hwajin and Soohan Kim. (2022). “Motherhood and Mentoring Networks: The unequal impact of overwork on women’s workplace mentoring networks.”
Sociological Perspectives.Advanced online publication.


Shin, Hwajin. (2022). “Is Trust Really There? Unpacking the role of trust in ethnic friendship networks of North Korean refugees.” Social Networks 70: 208-217.