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Dr. Wai-chi Chee
Honorary Assistant Professor

Email: wcchee@hku.hk

Waichi Chee


Dr Wai-chi Chee received her PhD in Anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her dissertation ethnographically explores and compares the immigration and schooling experiences of the teenage children of the two largest incoming groups to Hong Kong: from Mainland China and from South Asia. Her research interests include migration, education, youth, globalization, governance, grassroots activism, ethnicity, and culture and identity. Her current research projects include right-of-abode seekers in Hong Kong, Mainland China-Hong Kong cross-border families, academic achievement of ethnic minority students in Hong Kong, and tutorial schooling and higher education.

Prior to joining the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, she has been a visiting predoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has published in several international journals including Asian Anthropology, Taiwan Journal of Anthropology, Ethnography and Education, and Multicultural Education Review. She is also a contributor to Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in Global South (Routledge) and Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia (Routledge; Winner of 2014 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award).


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