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Yang Hu

Yang Hu (胡扬) is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and Director of Global Development at the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University.

Yang’s research focuses on changing family, gender and sexual relations, and their intersection with population mobility in a global context. His research contributes to advancing gender and social equalities, family justice, and understandings of how macro socio-economic, political and institutional developments and cultural changes (re)configure everyday family and intimate lives. 

At Lancaster, he is also affiliated with:

Yang also (co-)convenes the Lancaster Asia Asia Research Group (LAARG), and the international network on Transnational Family Justice (TFJN).

Yang serves as an editorial board member of Sociology (2020–), Journal of Marriage and Family (2020–), and Sociology Compass (2020–).

Yang was an early career fellow at the Work Family Researchers Network, USA (2018–2019). He obtained his MPhil and Ph.D in Sociology as a Gates Scholar from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College, October 2015), and his B.A. from Zhejiang University, China (2010).

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