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Research Interests

Social Networks; International Migration; Race and Ethnicity; Family; Work and Gender; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods


Hwajin Shin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong prior to joining Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests include social networks, migration, race and ethnicity, family, gender and work, and research methods. She primarily examines network disadvantages experienced by immigrants, refugees, and women in corporate organizations. Her current research explores how the structural organization of family shapes individual migrants’ and their family members’ life chances. Her research has been published in journals including Social Networks, Sociological Perspectives, and Journal of Refugee Studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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