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|Educational qualification||PhD, Geography, University College London
MBA, Luxury Brand Management, Sup de Luxe / EDC Paris Business School
MSc, Geography, University College London
MA, Digital Humanities, King’s College London
MEng (Hons), Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Hang Kei Ho is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Moreover, he is Visiting Professor of Chinese Studies in the Department of Cultures at the Faculty of Arts, and Associate Professor of Sociology (Title of Docent) at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research themes include capital flows within global property markets, changing paradigms of the drinks and fashion industry, the globalisation of wine, housing policy and urban segregation, inequality and the super-rich, luxury consumption and brand management, and pandemic management strategies. He has worked in academic positions in Finland, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK, lecturing across the fields of anthropology, Asian studies, business management, development studies, economic geography, public health, sociology, and urban studies. He holds a PhD, an MBA, and three master’s degrees in multiple academic disciplines including electronic engineering, arts and humanities, geography, and luxury brand management.
Dr Ho has been featured as an expert across various global media outlets such as The Conversation (UK), Die Welt (Germany), The Guardian (UK), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), The Local (Sweden), Luxemburger Wort (Luxembourg), and YLE (Finland). Furthermore, the peer-reviewed article authored by Dr Ho and Prof Rowland Atkinson, titled Looking for big ‘fry’: The motives and methods of middle-class international property investors, has won the Academy of Hong Kong Studies 2018/2019 Outstanding Paper Award.
Most recently, Dr Ho, in collaboration with Prof David Inglis, has completed Drinks in Vogue: Exploring the Changing Worlds of Fashions and Beverages (Routledge, 2024), an edited book that explores the changing paradigms within the global fashion and beverage industries.
Prior to entering academia, Dr Ho worked in real estate consultancy, education outreach, IT, and engineering.
Visiting Professor of Chinese Studies, Department of Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2023-present
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PRC, 2023-present
Associate Professor of Sociology (Title of Docent), University of Helsinki, Finland, since 2023
Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2019-2022
Lecturer in Communications, Department of Oriental Languages and Communication, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, 2019
Lecturer in Globalisation and Development, Department of Society Studies, Maastricht University, Netherlands, 2017-2019
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2015-2017
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of York, United Kingdom, 2014-2015
Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Goldsmith, University of London, United Kingdom, 2014-2015
Capital flows from South East Asia to global property markets
Cultural consumption and changing societal trends
Development studies, East-West and China-Africa relations, and south-south corporations
East Asian business management and intercultural communications
Housing policy, inequality, geographies of the super-rich and urban segregation
Investment patterns of the middle-class and super-rich
Globalisation of the wine industry
Luxury consumption (fashion and beverages) and brand management
Public health and COVID-19 pandemic management strategies
Research profile and publications