Prof. Maggy LEE

Prof. Maggy LEE

Before returning to HKU in 2005, I worked as a criminal justice researcher at the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence in London (1992-1996) and as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at University of Essex in the UK (1996-2005). I have researched extensively on transnational migration, border policing and the criminology of mobilities, engaging with key policy debates and pushing conceptual boundaries especially in the field of crime and control. I have served as an expert adviser to a number of local and international organisations, including the German government organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and NGOs on gender-responsive community policing in Bangladesh. My work on human trafficking and control has become one of the key reference points in scholarly and international policy debates and has been included at the parallel event of the 7th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and on the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking Hub. I serve as the Book Review Editor on Theoretical Criminology and as a member on the International Advisory Board of a number of journals, including Crime, Media and Culture, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Hong Kong
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Research Area:

  • Transnational migration and cities
  • Criminology of mobilities
  • Crime and incivilities
  • Youth and ethnicity