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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 Academia.edu.
- Executive committee member of the Society for the Study of Theology (2021-2024)
- Editorial Board of the new monograph series, Logia, on Asian contextual theology, published by the Asia Theological Association and Langham Publishing
- Editorial Board of Practical Theology
- Contributing editor of the online magazine Theology and Society
- Theology Working Group (TWG), Lausanne Movement 2024
Course manager: Religion, Media, and Ethics; Religion in Britain: Interfaith Encounters in a Secular Age
Research Interests: Digital theology; theology of migration; public theology; Hong Kong protests