Edmund W. Cheng is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public Policy, Director of Political Analysis Lab and Associate Director of Centre for Public Affairs and Law at the City University of Hong Kong.
His research interests include contentious politics, political sociology, public opinion, comparative historical analysis, survey experiment, Hong Kong politics, and Global China. He has published articles in China Quarterly, China Journal, International Political Science Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Political Studies, Mobilization, Social Movement Studies as well as co-edited An Epoch of Social Movements (Chinese University Press, 2018) Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).
Cheng has actively engaged in community outreach and research collaboration internationally and locally. Between 2015 and 2020, he obtained more than 15 million competitive research grants from the University Grants Commission, Research Grants Council, Policy Innovation and Coordination Office, Hong Kong Institute for Data Science, French National Research Agency, and American Political Science Association.
He is also frequent commenter of public affairs, whose findings or commentaries have been cited in Asahi Shimbun, BBC, CNN, RTHK, Guardian, LeMonde, MingPao, Spiegel, Strait Times, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Time Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, among others. He is currently a board member of Society for Hong Kong Studies and Hong Kong Political Science Association, and the guest editor of Social Movement Studies and China Quarterly.
He received his PhD in Government from the London School of Economics in 2015 and the Gordon White Prize for Best Article in China Quarterly in 2016.