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Hang Kei Ho, PhD


  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)



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Personlig profil

Utbildning information

  • PhD, Geography, University College London
  • MSc, Geography, University College London
  • MA, Digital Cultural and Technology, King’s College London
  • MEng(Hons), e-Commerce Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London


  • Digital arts and cultures, electronic engineering and smart cities in relation to social and political transformations
  • The flow of capital from South East Asia (esp. Hong Kong) to the global property market
  • Property investment trends, housing wealth and inequality, investment patterns of the middle class and super-rich
  • Global cities, societies, urban segregation, inequality and geographies of the super-rich (the 1% vs. the 99%)
  • Development studies, China-Africa relations, south-south corporations and East Asian business practices
  • Sociology and geographies of consumption in relation to cultural identity
  • Globalisation of alcohol consumption and geographies of wine
  • Changing identities of Hong Kong in relation to mainland China and the West
  • Emerging art markets, creative art spaces and places

Information om forskning och undervisning

Dr Hang Kei Ho works in the Department of Sociology at the University of Helsinki where he conducts research and teaches in the fields of globalisation studies.

He previously worked in academic positions in the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK lecturing across the fields of Asian Studies, Business Management, Development Studies, Economic Geography and Public Health.

His research themes include cultural consumption in the East and West, the globalisation of wine in Hong Kong, housing segregation and the super-rich, and the flow of capital from South East Asia to global property markets.


  • Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2019-present
  • Lecturer in Globalisation and Development, Department of Society Studies, Maastricht University, the 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

Before academia, he worked in education (widening participation), real estate consultancy, IT and engineering.

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 2014 2019

Öppen tillgång

The Globalization of the Wine Industry in Hong Kong: A Local and Global Perspective

Ho, H. K., 2019, The globalization of wine. Inglis, D. & Almila, A-M. (red.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Looking for big ‘fry’: The motives and methods of middle-class international property investors

Ho, H. K. & Atkinson, R., 1 jul 2018, I : Urban Studies. 55, 9, s. 2040-2056 17 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Art, politics and museum spaces: constructing a colonial and postcolonial identity through the planning of the M+ modern art museum in Hong Kong

Ho, H. K. & Aggeklint, E., 2017, European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy (CCE) Working Paper Compendium. Lillehammer: Knowledge Works, s. 12 20 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskaplig

Öppen tillgång

Minimum city? The deeper impacts of the ‘super-rich’ on urban life

Atkinson, R., Burrows, R., Glucksberg, L., Ho, H. K., Knowles, C. & Rhodes, D., 1 mar 2017, Cities and the super-rich: real estate, elite practices and urban political economies. Forrest, R., Koh, S. Y. & Wissink, B. (red.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, s. 253-271

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review


Academy of Hong Kong Studies 2018/2019 Outstanding Paper Award

Hang Kei Ho (!!Recipient), 5 dec 2019

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser