Edmund W. Cheng is Associate Professor of the Department of Public Policy, Associate Director of Centre for Public Affairs and Law, and Director of the Political Analysis Lab at the City University of Hong Kong.
His research interests include comparative politics, contentious politics, political communication, research methods, Hong Kong politics, and Global China. His work has appeared in China Quarterly, China Journal, Information, Communication & Society, International Political Science Review, Political Studies, Mobilization, Sociological Methodology, among others. He co-edited An Epoch of Social Movements with Samson Yuen (Chinese University Press, 2018) and The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong with Ngok Ma (Amsterdam University Press, 2019). He also co-edited the special issues “Revisiting the Public Sphere in 20th and 21st Century China” with Sebastian Veg in China Quarterly and “Organizing without Organizations: Networked Movements in Asia” with Francis Lee in Social Movement Studies.
Cheng is the Vice President of the Hong Kong Political Science Association, the Principal Investigator of the World Values Survey for Hong Kong and a Co-Editor of Social Movement Studies. He has obtained numerous competitive research grants from the American Political Science Association, French National Research Agency, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Hong Kong University Grants Commission, Policy Innovation and Coordination Office, and Hong Kong Institute for Data Science.
His findings or commentaries have been cited in international and local media, including Asahi Shimbun, National Public Radio, Guardian, Hong Kong Economic Journal, LeMonde, MingPao, Strait Times, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Time Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He received his PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2015 and the Gordon White Prize in 2016.