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Calida Chu

Teaching Associate in Sociology of Religion, Faculty of Arts



Dr Calida Chu (AFHEA; FRSA; FRAS), born and raised in Hong Kong, is Teaching Associate of Sociology of Religion at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham. She previously worked as Teaching Fellow at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh and received her PhD in world Christianity at the same institution in 2020, with a thesis about Hong Kong public theology after 1997. She holds a Master of Art in Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Music at the University of Birmingham. She received an essay prize from the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion at its 2019 conference, with the essay title 'Social Functionality of Multiple Religious Belonging in Modern China'. The complete list of her research can be found at

External Responsibilities

  • Associate Editor, Practical Theology
  • Executive committee member of the Society for the Study of Theology (2021-2024)
  • Theology Working Group (TWG), Lausanne Movement 2024

Teaching Summary

Course manager: Religion, Media, and Ethics; Religion in Britain: Interfaith Encounters in a Secular Age

Research Summary

Research Interests: Digital theology; theology of migration; public theology; Hong Kong protests

ORCID ID:0000-0003-3150-9021

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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