BAEHR William Peter, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 271 Scopus Citations
  • 8 Scopus h-Index
1979 …2020
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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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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1979 2019

A Letter From Hong Kong

BAEHR, P., 3 Sep 2019, Quillette.

Research output: Other PublicationsOther ArticleCommunication

Hong Kong
apartment building

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)

social conflict
3 Citations (Scopus)

The unmasking style in social theory

BAEHR, P., May 2019, Oxon: Routledge. 173 p. (Classical and Contemporary Social Theory)

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

popular culture


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

William Peter BAEHR (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award

social science

Activities 2010 2018

  • 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)

International Sociological Association (External organisation)

William Peter BAEHR (Member)

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

Press / Media