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My teaching approach emphasizes critical engagement with contemporary issues through both global and domestic lenses, fostering a deep understanding of the sociological underpinnings of various social matters. I encourage students to challenge and rethink taken-for-granted knowledge by examining power, agency, and repression in diverse forms. My classroom is highly interactive, incorporating exercises that spur discussion and reflection, and I utilize systematic learning tools to enhance knowledge-based outcomes.

In my pedagogy, I integrate a variety of participatory methods to ensure comprehensive analysis and understanding of theoretical texts and empirical studies. I complement these with comparative and global perspectives, utilizing case studies that are culturally relevant and accessible. Committed to engaged scholarship, I incorporate fieldwork and establish partnerships with social organizations to enhance students' learning experiences. Additionally, I leverage technology, including social media and podcasts, to create a dynamic, student-centered learning environment. Throughout my teaching career, I have taught courses both as an instructor and as a teaching assistant at various institutions in Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States.

Course Instructor

Diaspora Politics and Transnational Migration History

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the Hong Kong diaspora, examining its multifaceted nature through historical, immigration, and international relations studies. Students will analyze the identity and continuity challenges faced by overseas Hong Kongers and compare them with other diaspora communities to enhance critical perspectives on their future, both locally and globally.

Cultural Sociology and the Imagined Community

This course delves into the sociocultural dynamics of Hong Kong identity, redefined amid political upheavals since 2019. It examines the complex constructs of "us" through emotional, traumatic, and communal lenses, challenging established perceptions and reflexive thoughts within the society. Over eight sessions, key sociological concepts are explored, including emotions, trauma, identity, boundaries, memory, time, and diaspora, to critically reflect on what defines "Hong Kong people" and their "imagined community."

Teaching Assistant

Migration Law and Society

Instructed by

Deisy Del Real

Immigrant America

Instructed by

Jody Agius Vallejo

Grassroots Participation in Global Perspective

Instructed by

Nina Eliasoph

Changing Family Forms

Instructed by

Tim Biblarz, Jennifer Hook, Juliana Mc Gene

Social Inequality

Instructed by

Edward Haddon

Introduction to Sociology

Instructed by

Neil Guppy

Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment

Instructed by

Kerry Greer

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