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19952018
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Chinese name: 陳潔華

Variants: Chan, A., Chan, A. K. W.

Dr. Anita Kit-wa Chan attended The University of Hong Kong for her undergraduate and master's degrees, before winning the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Fellowship to continue her studies at Essex University, England. Her Masters and PhD studies investigated the gendered identities of young girls and primary school teachers in Hong Kong. Before joining the Education Unviersity of Hong Kong, she was the Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. She was awarded the Research Leader Award by the Women's Foundation in 2009 and the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the year 2009-10. Her research interests include family changes in Hong Kong, the life histories of school leaders, the gender identities of young girls and boys, transnationalism and migration (esp. cross-border families/students and returnees' fatherhood experiences).

Research interests

Gender and Masculinities Studies; Gender and Sexuality issues in Education; Family Studies; Cross-border Students and Families; Life History Narratives

Professional information

ORCID : 0000-0002-5805-8948

Scopus ID: 55465242200

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Research Outputs 1995 2018

Gender and schooling in Asia: Prospects and challenges

CHAN, K. W. A., 2018, Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, J. C-K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 759-763

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Investigating the differential mobility experiences of Chinese cross-border students

CHAN, K. W. A. & NGAN, L. S. L., 2018, In : Mobilities. 13, 1, p. 142-156

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

student
experience
Hong Kong
migrant
migration

To lead and to mother: Contradictory constructions of new femininities in an elite girls' school in Hong Kong

LEE, D. W-H. & CHAN, K. W. A., 2018, Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, J. C-K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 794-802

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

girls' school
femininity
Hong Kong
elite
studies (academic)

Border policies, family configurations and differential mobility: The case of Chinese cross-border students

CHAN, K. W. A. & NGAN, L. S. L., Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

family policy
student
Hong Kong
typology
migrant

‘Border’ matters in discussions of cross-border students

CHAN, K. W. A., NGAN, L. L-S., WONG, A. K. W. & CHAN, W. S., 2017, In : Social Transformations in Chinese Societies. 13, 1, p. 56-70

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hong Kong
migrant
immigration policy
student
resident