I am a 1st year PhD student in Sociology at Warwick. I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Liberal Studies Education at Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) in 2014, and I did an MA in Sociology at Warwick in 2014-2015. I studied the relations between students' direct and indirect sports participation and their social class background, and how sport acts as a form of cultural capital in the university context. After my master studies, I worked as project research assistant and guest lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at The Education University of Hong Kong.
I am interested in Sociology of Sports, Social Class, Hong Kong Studies, Race and Ethnicity. My PhD research focuses on nationalism, national identity and football, using the case of naturalized players in Team Hong Kong as an example. I will explore how non-ethnic Chinese Chinese nationals make sense of their shift of national identity and how Chineseness is negotiated and re-imagined in such context. My supervisors are Prof. John Solomos and Dr Alexander Smith.
Ho, L, & Chiu, A 2016, '‘Indigenous’ or ‘All Stars’: Discourses on ‘Team Hong Kong’ in a FIFA World Cup Tournament', International Journal Of The History Of Sport, 33, 11, pp. 1226-1241.