Ms Kylie Chiu Yee Lui

PhD Student

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


Kylie is a PhD student at the Sociology Department supervised by Professor Karen Joe-Laidler. Having obtained a BA in History (HKU), an MA in Literary and Cultural Studies (HKU) and an MPhil in Gender Studies (Cambridge), Kylie takes her multi-disciplinary feminist research philosophy to the next level through in-depth investigation into gendered body cultivation and body politics in her hometown Hong Kong, exploring assumptions amongst academic areas such as gender norms, exercising, body perception, and personal politics.

Her research has potential implications on understanding the interaction between body politics and exercising in young people in Hong Kong, thereby giving a critical voice to her target population and improving their wellbeing.


Master of Philosophy, Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies

University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College)

Master of Arts, Literary & Cultural Studies    

The University of Hong Kong               

Bachelor of Arts, History & American Studies

The University of Hong Kong           

Research interests

Gender theories

Gender history

Masculinity studies

(Dis)ability studies



Honours and recognitions

HKU Presidential Scholarship, 2021, The University of Hong Kong

Knowledge Exchange Award, 2020, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Member of “JC A-Connect: Jockey Club Autism Support Network”

Cambridge Trust Scholarship, 2018, The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust

The Women’s Foundation Hong Kong Scholarship, 2018, The Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong

Academic Excellence Award of the American Consulate, 2016, American Consulate, Hong Kong