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Sociology offers you a way of seeing yourself, your community and society more broadly, creatively and critically.

We are one of the leading sociology departments in the world, and we are consistently ranked among the top Sociology departments in Asia. The Department was ranked 25th in the world in 2023 (QS World University Rankings).

About us

Programmes

Prof Guy Abel

Professor

Prof Satoshi Araki

Assistant Professor

Prof Gordon Brett

Assistant Professor

Prof Cheris S C Chan

Associate Professor

Prof Tarani Chandola

Head, Department of Sociology

Prof Eric W C Fong

Chair Professor in Sociology
Associate Dean (T & L), Faculty of Social Sciences

Prof Sinn Won Han

Assistant Professor

Prof Paul Joosse

Associate Professor

Prof Travis S K Kong

Professor

Prof Isak Ladegaard

Assistant Professor

Prof Karen A Joe Laidler

Professor

Prof Maggy S Y Lee

Professor

Prof Tom McDonald

Associate Professor

Prof David A Palmer

Professor

Prof Ioana Sendroiu

Assistant Professor

Prof Xiaoli Tian

Associate Professor

Prof Peng Wang

Associate Professor

Prof Lai Wei

Assistant Professor (will join us in July)

Prof Ming Wen

Chair Professor in Population Sciences & Sociology
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Prof Duoduo Xu

Assistant Professor

Prof Hui Zheng

Professor

Congratulations to Dan Liu, our PhD candidate, for being awarded the HKU Foundation First Year Excellent PhD Award 2023/24.

Prof Satoshi Araki publishes an article on income, well-being, ill-being, and gender inequality in Social Indicators Research.

Promotion to Professor - Congratulations to Prof. Travis S.K. Kong

Prof Sida Liu published two articles in Major Sociology Journals

Congratulations to Xinqu Zhang, our PhD candidate, whose PhD study was recognized by the 8th World Conference on Research Integrity

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