CHAN Kit Wa Anita

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Chinese name: 陳潔華

Variants: Chan, A., Chan, A. K. W.

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

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ORCID : 0000-0002-5805-8948

Scopus ID: 55465242200


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