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Ms Leona N L Li

Honorary Lecturer


9.13, 9/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Leona Li Ngai Ling graduated with a MPhil from HKU Sociology in 2005. Her thesis, ‘Youth Gangs in Hong Kong: The Convergence of Conventions and Deviations’ is an ethnographic exploration of the dynamics involved in youth gangs.

Leona is currently working as a Senior Research Assistant, tutor and Honorary Lecturer at HKU Sociology and HKU Centre for Criminology, and has been participating in various research projects on gender, youth, violence, and marginalized populations such as drug users, trans-gender population and sex workers.

As an ethnographic field worker, Leona is particularly interested in listening to people from different walks of life and representing their untold stories in the academia.


MPhil Sociology
The University of Hong Kong

Research interests

Marginalized populations

Selected publications

Li, Ngai-ling (2005) Youth gangs in Hong Kong: the convergence of conventions and deviations. MPhil Thesis. The University of Hong Kong.