Professor Stephen Chiu is currently the Chair Professor of Sociology and the Co-Director of The Academy of Hong Kong Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is also currently the Associate Dean (International Engagement) of Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Science. Professor Chiu obtained his Bachelor and MPhil degrees at The University of Hong Kong, and his Doctoral degree from Princeton University.
Professor Chiu is a prolific researcher, experienced academic administrator and an enthusiastic teacher. He has produced voluminous publications containing co-authored books, book chapters, monographs and refereed journal articles. His research areas include the sociological studies of Hong Kong and East Asian development, social inequality, youth, social movement, and the film industry. He has secured substantial externally funded competitive grants and attracted a number of commissioned projects funded by, among others, Central Policy Unit and Education Bureau.
Professor Chiu is active in professional and community service. His public service records include serving as part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and member of HKSAR Government’s Commission on Strategic Development and the Task Force on Education, Employment and Training under the Commission on Poverty. Since 2018 he has also been appointed as a member of the Commission on Poverty. Between 2009 and 2017, he had also been the Chair of the CDC-HKEAA Committee on Liberal Studies (Senior Secondary) responsible for the design and revision of the subject’s curriculum. In the civil society, he also served as the Chair of the Asia Monitor Resources Centre that championed labour rights in the Asian region for over 10 years since the 1990s. Recently he is the adviser of the parent-led organization EDiversity that promotes educational innovation in basic education.