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CASTILLO BAUTISTA Roberto Carlos, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 60 Scopus Citations
  • 3 Scopus h-Index

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My academic training is in Cultural Studies, International Relations, History and Journalism. I hold a PhD from the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. I am currently an Assistant Professor in that department. I have lectured at the African Studies Programme at the University of Hong Kong; the Humanities and Creative Writing Department of HKBU; and the Applied Social Sciences Department of Hong Kong’s PolyU. Previously, I completed a Masters in Cultural Studies at The University of Sydney, and lived and worked in Beijing and Hong Kong for 12 years. My research/teaching interests are: transnationality; migration and mobility; the critique of nationalism and globalisation; China’s changing ethnoscapes with a focus on foreign presence in the country; Africa-China relations; (cultural) research methodologies; globalisation of social movements; digital cultures; digital humanities; ethnography; the politics of knowledge production; the cultural politics of media representations of race/ethnicity; critical theory; Inter-Asia cultural studies; and Chinese social development. I administer the website:

Research interests

Ethnography, Migration and mobility, Transnationality, Cultural representations and cultural politics, Media representation, Cultural research methodologies, Critical theory, Inter-Asia cultural studies, Digital humanities, International relations, Africans in China, Africa China relations

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Research Output

Africans in China and Chinese in Africa: Identities, Inequalities and Well-Being

AMOAH, P. A. (ed.), HODZI, O. (ed.) & CASTILLO, R. (ed.), Sep 2020, Asian Ethnicity, 21, 4.

Research output: Other PublicationsSpecial issue (Editor)Research

Africans in China and Chinese in Africa: inequalities, social identities, and wellbeing

AMOAH, P. A., HODZI, O. & CASTILLO, R., Sep 2020, In : Asian Ethnicity. 21, 4, p. 457-463 7 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsEditorial/Preface (Journal)

Open Access
  • Africans in post-COVID-19 pandemic China: is there a future for China’s ‘new minority’?

    CASTILLO, R. & AMOAH, P. A., Sep 2020, In : Asian Ethnicity. 21, 4, p. 560-565 6 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)



    Africans in Guangzhou : a cultural analysis of transnationality amongst Africans on the move

    Author: CASTILLO BAUTISTA, R. C., 2014

    Supervisor: ERNI, J. (Supervisor) & YAU, C. (Co-supervisor)

    Student thesis: PhD Thesis (Lingnan)