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Dr Carmen K M Tong

+852 3917 4641

9.11, 9/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Carmen’s research expertise in schooling and student culture was inspired from her extensive teaching experiences in different higher education institutions in Hong Kong. Her ethnographic studies explore Hong Kong students’ sexual identities, life visions, and the dynamics of adaptation tactics in the competitive schooling environment.

Carmen is currently intrigued by the rapidly growing field of human-animal studies and their potential contribution to sociological inquiries.


Courses taught


PhD in Sociology
The University of Hong Kong

MPhil in Sociology
The University of Hong Kong

BSocSc in Sociology
The University of Hong Kong

Research interests

Education and schooling
Gender and sexualities
Self and identity
Media and cultural studies
Human-animal relationships

Current research

‘Green a Difference – Reduction of Animal Consumption in Hong Kong.” Funded by Knowledge Exchange Fund (KE-IP-2017/18-66). Project Date: 01/08/2017 – 30/06/2018.

‘Size Does Matter: Reflecting Our Attitudes and Knowledge about Non-Human Animals in Urban Hong Kong.” Funded by Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange (KE) Project Fund (KE-ID-2015/16-20). Project Date: 01/09/2016 – 30/08/2017.

Selected publications

Journal articles

Tong, C. 2017. “A Chronology of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: January 2013 – December 2014”, Education Philosophy and Theory. 6 April 2017.

Book chapters

Tong, C.K.M. 2008. ‘Being a Young Tomboy in Hong Kong – The Life and Identity Construction of Lesbian Schoolgirls’, in Fran Martin et al. ed. AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. pp.117-130.