Dr Marco Montagner


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I joined HKU’s Department of Sociology in 2022, and I have been a lecturer at CUHK’s Department of Anthropology since 2019. I conducted two long-term ethnographies on internal and international migrants in Guangdong province. My work has focused on migrants’ space, the dyad privilege/discrimination, urban planning, and the mentality of governing. My current research projects are based in Hong Kong, one about ethnic minorities’ spaces and another about patterns of body movement and a developing fitness trend.

Courses taught


Ph.D. in Anthropology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

M.Phil. in Sociology
University of Padova

B.A. in Sociology
University of Padova

Research interests

Anthropology of space and place, urban planning, governmentality, migrations, high-/low-end globalization, anthropology of sports, embodiment

Selected publications

2021. Review of Africans Transnational Mobility in China: Africans on the Move, by Roberto Castillo. Asian Anthropology. DOI: 10.1080/1683478X.2021.1970709