Yao Lu

Yao Lu

Position Title
PhD Candidate

  • Sociology


  • MPhil, Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (2017)
  • MSc, Global China Studies, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (2015)
  • BSc, Business Administration, Marquette University (2011)

Research Focus

Migration, Race and Ethnicity, Africa

Selected Publications

Yan, Hairong, Barry Sautman, and Yao Lu. 2019. Chinese and ‘Self-Segregation’ in Africa. Asian Ethnicity 20(1): 40-66.

Lu, Yao. 2019. Review of The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa by Ching Kwan LeeJournal of Chinese Overseas 15(2):295-297.


Instructional Assistant

    China and Africa (HKUST)

Teaching Assistant   

    Data Visualization 

    Introduction to Social Research

    Self and Society 

    International Law (HKUST)

    China and the World (HKUST)

    China-U.S. Relations (HKUST)

    Understanding Society (HKUST)