Ms Wing Yin Anna Tsui

MPhil Student


Anna is an MPhil student supervised by Professor Karen Joe-Laidler. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, Anna completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. Her research interests lie in border criminology, refugee studies and labour studies. She is interested in the uses and impacts of immigration detention, as well as labour relations experienced by the socially marginalised.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Philosophy, Politics and Economics
University of Oxford

Research interests

Border criminology
Refugee Studies
Labour studies

Current research

Her current research aims at exploring crime-related experience and its narration among immigration detainees in Hong Kong in the asylum-seeking process.

Honours and recognitions

Swire Undergraduate Scholarship, University College, University of Oxford (2015-2018)

Harold Wilson Prize, University College, University of Oxford (2018)

Charles Frankland Moore Award, Hong Kong Sino-British Fellowship (2014)

Selected publications

Chan, C. K. C., Wang, J. and Tsui, W. Y. A. (Forthcoming) “The Impact of Covid-19 on Employment of Migrant Workers in China,” Berlin Social Science Center Discussion paper series.