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Upssala University

Prof. Sandra Torres

Professor in Sociology and the Chair in Social Gerontology at Uppsala University, Sweden.

As a critical social gerontologist, her work problematizes old age-related constructs and deconstructs some of the taken for granted assumptions that inform research, policy and practice for the older segments of our populations. Prof. Torres is the President of the Research Committee on Aging of the Int’l. Sociological Association (ISAs RC-11), the President of the Social-Behavioral Section of the Int’l. Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics – European Region (IAGG-ER), and co-convenes the Gerontological Society of America’s Interest Group on International Aging and Migration. Elected into the (Swedish) Royal Society of Sciences in 2016, and awarded the status of Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 2017. Prof. Torres has been contributing to the sociology of aging for two decades. Recently recruited as Editor-in-Chief for Ageing & Society, she begins that task in January 2021. Prof. Torres has authored 100+ peer-reviewed publications and has made 150+ presentations at int’l. conferences. Her latest book - Ethnicity & Old Age: Expanding our Imagination – was published by Policy Press in 2019. At present, she is co-editing three new books: Äldreomsorgen i migrationens tidevarv (in Swedish, for Studentlitteratur, 2021); Critical Gerontology for Social Workers (for Policy Press, 2022), and the Handbook of Migration & Aging (for Edward Edgar Publishing, 2022).


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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Raymond Chan

The University Dean of Students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He has taught at the City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been the visiting professor or scholar at Kyoto University, Nagoya University, and National Taiwan University; and recipient of the JSPS Invitational Fellowship tenable at Chiba University (2018).

His major research interests are risk and social policy, comparative social policy, and family and labor policies. He is the co-editor of Gender, Care and Migration in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and New Life-Courses, Social Risks and Social Policy in East Asia (Routledge, 2016). His articles have been published in Critical Social Policy, International Journal of Social Welfare, International Social Work, Journal of Social Work, Social Indicators Research, Social Policy & Administration, Journal of Asian Public Policy, and Social Policy & Society.


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Kookmin University

Prof. Bongoh Kye

Associate professor of Sociology at Kookmin University.

Before joining Kookmin University, he was a Frank H.T. Rhodes postdoctoral fellow of Cornell Population Center at Cornell University. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at University of California – Los Angeles. His research examines intersection between social inequality and demography, population aging, and demographic behaviors in the past. His works have been published to peer-reviewed journals such as Social Science Research, Social Stratification and Mobility, Demographic Research, Population Research and Policy Review, and The History of the Family.


New York University

Prof.Xiaogang Wu

Yufeng Global Professor of Social Science, and the Founding Director of Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at NYU Shanghai, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. From 2020 to 2024, he also holds a visiting appointment as a Global Scholar at Princeton University.

Prof. Wu received his PhD in sociology in 2001 from University of California, Los Angeles and has taught in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2001-2003), and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2003-2020).  Professor Wu has published more than 60 articles in leading sociological journals such as Annual Review of Sociology, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Demography, Social Science Research, as well as journals in interdisciplinary and China studies. Over the past decade, he launched and successfully led the “Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics (HKPSSD),” the first city-wide household panel study in Hong Kong to track social and economic changes in Hong Kong and their impacts on individuals. He has also led the design of the Shanghai Urban Neighborhood Survey (SUNS) based at Shanghai University. 

In addition to serving on the editorial board of many international peer-reviewed journals, Wu has been the Chief Editor of the Chinese Sociological Review since 2011. He is currently the President of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA).


Kyoto University

Prof. Emiko Ochiai

 Professor of Sociology and the Director of Asian Research Center for the Intimate and Public Spheres (ARCIP) at Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University. She is also the Director of Kyoto University Asian Studies Unit (KUASU)and a Member of Science Council of Japan.

Ochiai is a family sociologist and historical demographer who has been also active in the field of gender studies. Her recent research projects combine family studies, welfare state studies, and migration studies to develop a new framework to understand the on-going transformations in private lives and public institutions intermingled with each other, especially focusing on Asian societies. Her English books include Transformation of the Intimate and the Public in Asian Modernity (co-editorship, Brill, 2014), The Stem Family in Eurasian Perspective (co-editorship with Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux, Peter Lang, 2009) and Asia’s New Mothers: Crafting Gender Roles and Childcare Networks in East and Southeast Asian Societies (co-editorship, Global Oriental, 2008). Her English articles include “Unsustainable Societies: The Failure of Familialism in East Asia’s Compressed Modernity,” (Historical Social Research, 36: 219-245, March, 2011) and “Care Diamonds and Welfare Regimes in East and South-East Asian Societies: Bridging Family and Welfare Sociology,” (International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 18: 60-78, 2009). Her Korean publications include Geundae Gajok, Glmoutungi-reul Doraseoda (2012) and 21 Segi Gajokege: Ilbon wi Gajok goa Sahoe (Yangseowon, 2004). She is the series editor of The Intimate and the Public in Asian and Global Perspectives from Brill.


University of York

Prof. Stevi Jackson

Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of York, UK.

Her research interests include families and intimate relationships, the sociology of gender and sexuality and feminist sociological theory. She is author of Childhood and Sexuality (Blackwell 1982), Christine Delphy (Sage 1996) and Heterosexuality in Question (Sage 1999). She has co-authored, with Sue Scott, Theorizing Sexuality (Open University Press, 2010), with Momin Rahman, Gender and Sexuality: Sociological Approaches (Polity 2010) and, most recently Women Doing Intimacy: Gender, Family and Modernity in Hong Kong and Britain (Palgrave Macmillan  2020) with Petula Sik Ying Ho. She has also co-edited a number of collections including, with Sue Scott, Gender: A Sociological Reader (Routledge 2002) and with Jieyu Liu and Juhyun Woo, East Asian Sexualities: Intimacy, Modernity and New Sexual Cultures (Zed Books 2008). She has also published numerous articles and chapters on sexuality, family relationships and feminist sociological theory. She is co-editor two book series: ‘Sexuality, Gender and Culture in Asia’ (with Denise Tang and Olivia Khoo) for Palgrave Macmillan and ‘Gender and Sociology’ (with Sue Scott) for Bristol University Press and (with Petula Sik Ying Ho) of a forthcoming issue of  the Journal of Gender Studies entitled ‘Sexual Politics and Gendered Lives: East Asian Perspectives’.


Yonsei University

Prof. Dohoon Lee

Associate Professor of Sociology at Yonsei University, South Korea.

His scholarship centers on demography, social stratification, life course, and causal inference. Lee’s research interest is in probing how nonlinear, asymmetric regularities arise in social relations and their implications for social inequality. His current research includes causal evaluation of the effects of pronatalist policies, investigation of the link between growth in higher education and inequality, and development of a life course approach to policy effects. Lee earned a Ph.D. in Sociology (2008) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he was formerly a post-doctoral research fellow at Princeton University and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Demography, among other venues.

10-10 Project


This webinar is part of the 10-10 Project, an academic project in which the Department of Social Welfare and the Department of Sociology of Seoul National University conduct research on population change and social policy. Our team is conducting an interdisciplinary research project regarding population dynamics, and has a plan to establish a Korean Population Center to share research results globally. This project includes data archiving (especially collecting country-level indicators related to population in Asia and collection of survey data), international symposiums, and academic exchange programs. Our ultimate goal is to centralize the team’s position as an Asian hub for disseminating innovative research to a wider global audience and provide guidelines for social policy pertaining to the issue of dynamic population change. We will issue a newsletter when the content of the homepage is released to keep you updated.


We look forward to your interest and participation in our webinar.

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