Mr Pengze Bai

PhD Student

8.25, 8/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Bai Pengze is a full-time PhD student at HKU Sociology. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Jilin University, China. At the undergraduate stage, he has been an exchange student at National Taiwan University. He obtained his master’s degree in Sociological Research from the University of Manchester, UK. Before coming to HKU, he worked as an editor in the press and later a researcher in a thinktank.

His research interests mainly focus on consumption and related issues. He is also particular interested in practice theory. Other research interests include popular culture, material culture, fashion, online shopping and social media.


MSc Sociological Research
The University of Manchester, UK

Exchange student
National Taiwan University

BA Sociology
Jilin University, China

Research interests

Practice theory
Popular culture
Material culture
Online shopping
Social media