HO Wai Yip is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He was the Junior Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities at Essen; a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at University of Wollongong; Visiting Researcher in Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies at Sana'a; Visiting Fellow at Australian National University; Visiting Scholar at Center for Muslim-Christian Studies at Oxford and Visiting Research Fellow in Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) at Berlin. He has been the Sir Edward Youde Fellow and was the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. Being a Christian sociologist in Islamic studies, his research and teaching interests include Christian-Muslim relations, China-Gulf Relations, new media and Islam as well as contemporary youths in the Muslim world.
Christian-Muslim Relations, Muslim Diaspora, Sociology of Islamic Societies, Digital Islamic Movements; Islamic Humanities, Middle East and Yemeni Society, Gulf-China Relations
Council Member (2006-2008), Life Member, Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA).
Life Member, The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK).
Fellow, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES).