My name is Alvin Hoi-Chun Hung. I am a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. My research interests pertain to the study of law and its relationship with societies, and the study of humanities around the subject of law, both in the Asian context and with a comparative approach.
My thesis should use the concept of ‘legal culture’ as theoretical lens to explore the multicultural workplace disputes arising from cultural differences. In particular, I am interested in how the interplay of different attitudinal and behavioural patterns shape the emergence, transformation, and resolution of such intercultural disputes between people of different cultural backgrounds and traditions. I employ ethnographic research methods to capture the cross-cultural interactions between members of different socio-cultural groups in some particular time and place, taking into account the nuances and contextual variables that are locally sensitive. I hope components of this project will assist me with my general research interests in assessing the place of legally-oriented phenomena in society.
Before starting my studies at Oxford, I was educated in my hometown Hong Kong and in London:
Master of Laws, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015
Bachelor of Laws, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013
I am a lawyer with experience in commercial litigation and corporate matters. I was admitted to practise as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2018.
I am a member of the Law and Society Association, the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and the Law Society of Hong Kong.