Han Ling


Ling Han is an Assistant Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a sociologist researching the intersection of gender, technology, and social innovation. She obtained her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and was awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) to research and manage the China Social Innovation Program. She got her BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and MA in China Studies and Sociology from Tsinghua University, China. Prior to joining CUHK, she was a Research Fellow at the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), helming the research thrust on social innovation & social entrepreneurship at the National University of Singapore Business School, and also worked as a researcher for Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). She leads research initiatives to compare the institutions, organisations, and actors that drive social innovation education and social entrepreneurship in Asia. She also co-leads the global comparative project on the Civic Life of Cities Lab – Singapore with Stanford University and INSEAD. She has extensive collaboration experiences with foundations, nonprofit organisations, corporate philanthropies, and impact investors in China and Southeast Asia. She serves as an academic advisor and a regular contributor for Stanford Social Innovation Review China (斯坦福社会创新评论) and co-founded the Asia Academic Social Innovators Forum in 2021. She will start a new research cluster on Gender and Digital Transformation.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Grappling with Values: Gender Perspectives on Young Social Innovator’s Meaning of Work in China

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