Agnes Shuk-mei KU 谷淑美
PhD UCLA, 1995
Associate Professor

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Full CV
Agnes Shuk-mei Ku (Ph.D., UCLA, 1995) is Associate Professor of Social Science. She is also a Faculty Associate in the Center for Cultural Sociology of Yale University. Her research interests are cultural sociology, civil society, Hong Kong culture and politics, gender issues, and urban space in Chinese cities. She has been awarded numerous RGC grants, including for “Cultural Governance, Urban Form, and Civil Society (2005-6, HK$300,000), and “Right Discourse and Civil Society in Hong Kong” (2003-4, HK$559,000). She also won a 2022 Foundation Research Grant of HK$150,000 for “Local Identity and Political Engagement” (2004). Recent publications include Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population (with Helen F. Siu), and Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation, and the Global City (with Pun Ngai).
Research Interests
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Civil Society
  • Hong Kong Culture and Politics
  • Gender Issues
  • Urban Space in Chinese Cities
Forthcoming / Work In Progress
  • “Performing Civil Disobedience in Hong Kong.” In Civil Sphere in East Asia, edited by Jeffrey Alexander, David Palmer, Agnes Ku and Sunwoong Park. Cambridge University Press.
  • “Identity as Politics.” In Handbook of Hong Kong, edited by Lui T.K. et al. London: Routledge.
Courses Taught
  • SOSC 185: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOSC 313: Hong Kong Culture
  • SOSC 565: Civil Society
  • MALS 534: Hong Kong Culture and Society

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