BAEHR William Peter, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 283 Scopus Citations
  • 8 Scopus h-Index
1979 …2020

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Personal profile


Peter Baehr is Chair Professor of Social Theory at Lingnan University. Before coming to Hong Kong in 2000, he worked at universities in Canada and Britain. He teaches and writes mainly in the areas of social/ political thought, political culture, and mass emergency. Peter Baehr’s work has been translated into Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese. Baehr is an advisor to Oxford University Press’s Digital Research initiative, an executive board member of the History of Sociology Research Committee of the International Sociological Association, and he sits as an international editor on nine journals. He is a member of Hong Kong’s Research Grants Committee (a government body) and, at Lingnan, is a member of the university’s executive Council.

Research interests

Social and political thought, History of predatory regime types, Political language

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Research Output

Whittaker Chambers through the Eyes of Rebecca West

BAEHR, P., 2 Apr 2020, National Review.

Research output: Other PublicationsOther ArticleCommunication

  • A Letter From Hong Kong

    BAEHR, P., 3 Sep 2019, Quillette.

    Research output: Other PublicationsOther ArticleCommunication

  • The image of the veil in social theory

    BAEHR, P., Aug 2019, In : Theory and Society. 48, 4, p. 535-558 24 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)



    • 2 Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation
    • 1 Editorial (Journal)
    • 1 External Advisory Body for Knowledge Transfer

    Serendipities : Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences (Journal)

    Peter BAEHR (Editor)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Editorial / Peer-review Work Editorial (Journal)

    Rules of relevance : A critique of current sociology and a reaffirmation of its potential

    William Peter BAEHR (Speaker)
    24 Jan 2017

    Activity: Invited Talk or Oral PresentationSeminar / Talk / Other Presentation

    International Sociological Association (External organisation)

    William Peter BAEHR (Member)

    Activity: Advisory Body | Committee MembershipExternal Advisory Body for Knowledge Transfer

    Press / Media