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JCA 2018 Workshop Speaker

Dr Isabella Ng

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND THE ASSOCIATE HEAD IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN AND POLICY STUDIES, EdUHK

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Isabella NG is the Assistant Professor and the Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong. She receives her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her research focuses on Gender and Development in Asia, Feminist Geography, anthropology of migration, ethnicity and diaspora; rural villages in Hong Kong and media studies. Her research area covers, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, by drawing mainly on her training in anthropological research methods. She has received both internal and external grants working on Hong Kong refugee issues and has completed a book on walled village women in Hong Kong (to be published by Routledge) and refugee issues in Hong Hong Kong (Chinese, to be published by Red publisher). Her recent research on forced migration takes her to Southeast Asia, where she focuses on Thailand and Myanmar's stateless population and the migrants.

Prior to joining EdUHK, she has taught in the University of Macau and the Community College, City University of Hong Kong. She also worked as a reporter for Time magazine, covering Greater China region. She has covered stories ranging from the Indonesian pogrom and Bali bombings, Hong Kong and Macau Handovers, Shanghai's makeover, the notorious New York snakehead Sister Ping and got the exclusive feature of the Macau Dragonhead Broken Tooth.

She is also a founder of the society Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and refugees, which fights for the rights of the asylum-seekers and refugees in Hong Kong and support their need.