Welcome to my profile! I am Assistant Professor of Economic Sociology in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I presently serve as an Executive Council Member on the Board of the Hong Kong Sociological Association and sit on the Editorial Boards of Sociology, the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association, and Cultural Sociology.
Applying mixed methods, my research examines digitalization, networks, economic sociology, and professions and organizations, with a regional focus on East Asia.
I obtained my PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto, where I was most recently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellow. I am a research member of the Zambian division of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation and Canada member of the Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC). I am also an elected fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
I have previously held interdisciplinary research positions across the London School of Economics & Political Science in the United Kingdom, where I also received my M.Sc. in Social Research Methodology, University of Malaya in Malaysia, National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan, Seoul National University and Yonsei University in South Korea. My work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Government of Ontario, Mitacs International, and public institutions around the world.
I have consulted for the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission, the Plan International-West Africa Regional Office, NGOs, start-ups, university administrations, and court cases (Canadian provincial-level).