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Ms Leona N L Li

Parttime Lecturer

+852 3917 7459

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


Leona LI Ngai Ling graduated with a MPhil in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong 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 at the Centre for Criminology, HKU and has been participating in various research projects on gender, youth, violence, and marginalized populations e.g. 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.

Courses taught


MPhil Sociology
The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Social Sciences
The University of Hong Kong

Research interests

Youth Gangs
Comparative Studies