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Anita Chan is Associate Professor and Associate Head (since Jan 2019) in the Department of Social Sciences at EdUHK. She is an expert in gender and education and has examined various gender issues in Hong Kong education system, including gendered identities of young girls, school teachers and principals, and gender differences in choosing STEM subjects. She is also passionate about family and migration studies and has conducted research on parenting, motherhood, transnational fatherhood, changing families and intimacies, and cross-border students. She is a qualitative researcher. Apart from in-depth individual and focus group interviews, textual and narrative analysis, she is also excited to explore new methods such as real lifeworld re-enactments, learning dialogs and visual ethnography.

She is currently involved in several research projects on topics ranging from adoptive families, masculinities of young men, global childhoods, transnational families, and older women’s subjectivities. Her publications can be found in journals such as Mobilities, Children and Youth Services Review, Urban Studies, Journal of Consumer Culture, Gender and Education, Compare, and so forth.

Research interests

Gender and Masculinities Studies; Gender and Sexuality issues in Education;Family Studies; Migration Studies (esp. Cross-border Students and Families); and Qualitative Methods

Teaching Interests

Gender and Society

Self and Society

Sociology of Education

Love, Intimacy and Families

Gender and Education

External Appointments

Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Families, Relationships and Societies (since 2012)

External Examiner for the undergraduate course, ‘Media, Culture and Society’, offered by the School or Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University (since 2014)

External Examinerof the Associate Degree in Arts (Social Sciences Concentration) at Yew Chung Community College (2014-16)

Member of the Independent Accreditation Panel for the BSSc Programme (Asian Studies) at Hang Seng Management College (2014-15)

Accreditation Panel Member for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Cultural Studies offered by The Baptist University (2012-13)

External Course Assessor for the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education, The Open University ofHong Kong(2012-13)

Academic Adviser to The Women’s Foundation Life Skills Programme (2011 - 2013)

Committee member of the Integrated Humanities Subject Committee, Hong Kong Education Examination Authority(2007-2011)

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