O'CONNOR Paul James, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 72 Scopus Citations
  • 6 Scopus h-Index
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Personal profile


Paul O’Connor obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of Queensland. Originally from the UK, he joined Lingnan in 2015 and previously taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is author of ‘Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China’s World City’, with Hong Kong University Press. His research interests include Islam, ethnicity, religious minorities, cultural hybridity, and skateboard culture. Paul’s current research looks at rhythmanalysis, embodiment, and ethnic minorities. He presently teaches urban sociology, the sociology of risk, and qualitative research methods.

Research interests

Skateboard Culture, Ethnicity, Social Theory

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2010 2020

1 Scopus Citations

Whiteness out of place: White parents’ encounters with local Chinese schooling in post-colonial Hong Kong

GROVES, J. M. & O'CONNOR, P., Jan 2020, In : The Sociological Review. 69, 1, p. 209-224 16 p., 003802611986586.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Hong Kong
social order

Skateboarding and Religion

O'CONNOR, P., 23 Oct 2019, Palgrave Macmillan. 310 p.

Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary WorksBook (Author)

media analysis
sociology of religion

Skateparks as Hybrid Elements of the City

GLENNEY, B. & O'CONNOR, P. J., 2 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Urban Design. 24, 6, p. 840-855 16 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

sports facility

Press / Media

Hong Kong’s Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters

Paul James O'CONNOR


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

Tuen Mun playground gives children 'space to fail'

Paul James O'CONNOR


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer