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Maggy Lee

Prof Maggy S Y Lee

Professor / Head

leesym@hku.hk
+852 3917 8948

9.19, 9/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Biography

Maggy was formerly a student at HKU Sociology (1983-1989) and the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge (1989-1992), a criminal justice researcher at the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence in London (1992-1996), and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at University of Essex in the UK (1996-2005).

She returned to HKU in 2005 and has published widely in sociology and criminology, especially in the field of transnational migration and human trafficking. She currently serves as a Member on the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel, Hong Kong Research Grants Council. She is also an Associate Editor on Theoretical Criminology and Policing and Society and a member on the International Advisory Board of Crime, Media and Culture, Criminology and Criminal Justice,  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, and the Oxford University Press monograph series Clarendon Series in Criminology.

Courses taught

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Education

PhD
University of Cambridge

MPhil
The University of Hong Kong

BSocSc
The University of Hong Kong

Research interests

Transnational migration
Criminology of mobilities
Crime and incivilities

Current research

Big Data, Live Methods and Surveillance Subjectivities among Transnational Migrants in Hong Kong – British Academy Small Research Grant (2016-2018) (Co-Investigator with M. Johnson, Goldsmiths, University of London and M. McCahill, University of Hull, UK).

Curating Development – UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Translating Cultures/Care for the Future Innovation Awards on International Development (2016-2018) (Co-Investigator with M. Johnson, Goldsmiths, University of London and D. McKay, Keele University, UK).

Jockey Club Lab for Cultural Diversity Study, Social Inclusion and Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong – Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (2016-2019) (Co-Investigator with S.F. Lam, W. Chan, K. Shum, P. Wong, W.F. Lam and E. Chan, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong).

Selected publications

 

Books:

Trafficking and Global Crime Control (2011), London: Sage.

Human Trafficking (2007, ed.), Cullompton: Willan.

Journal articles:

Adorjan, M. and Lee, M. (2016), ‘Public assessments of the police and policing in Hong Kong’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, DOI: 10.1177/0004865816656721

Gendered Discipline and Protective Custody of Trafficking Victims in Asia’, Punishment and Society (2014), 16(2): 206-222.

Doing criminology from the periphery: Crime and punishment in Asia’ (with K. Laidler), Theoretical Criminology (2013), 17(2): 141-157.

Book chapters:

‘Female transnational professionals in Hong Kong’ (with T. Wong) in Lehmann, A. and Leonard, P. (eds) (forthcoming), Destination China, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

‘Public Perceptions of Crime and Safety in Hong Kong’ (with M. Adorjan) in Chui, E. and Lo, T.W. (eds) (in press), Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong, London: Routledge.

Border trading and policing of everyday life in Hong Kong’ (with K. Laidler) in Pickering, S. and Ham, J. (eds) (2014), The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, London: Routledge.

‘Human Trafficking and Border Control in the Global South’ in K.F. Aas and M. Bosworth (eds) (2013), The Borders of Punishment – Migration, Citizenship, and Social Exclusion, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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