Research Student Profiles

Mr FEDOROV, Alexander

Social Contexts and Policies of Education

Programme of Study: PhD

Field of Study: Religious Education in Hong Kong

Research Topic: Religious education in postcolonial Hong Kong: Philosophical, theoretical, and qualitative sociological analysis

Email Address: fedorov@connect.hku.hk

Office: Room 401, Runme Shaw Building


About Me:
My educational background includes a degree in Sociology (BA/MA) and (modern) Asian studies (MA, MPhil).

I have resided in Asia since 2011, foremost in Hong Kong and Thailand.

My primary research identity is sociology, with an area specialization in Hong Kong studies. Holistically, my research centers on the relationship between religion and education and the interactions among the state, society, and religious institutions. I also maintain a broader interest in secularity, religious freedoms, and the sociology of religion. My previous academic work encompasses the study of religion and its societal impact in Thailand and Russia, qualitative interviewing in comparative educational research, and a number of Hong Kong-based sociological projects.


Current Research:
My PhD dissertation explores the practices and aims of religious education in Hong Kong's secondary school system. More precisely, it is a philosophical, theoretical, and qualitative sociological analysis of the adjusting religious curriculum within the social and educational contexts of Hong Kong.


Primary Supervisor: Professor LA LONDE, Priya Goel

Co-supervisor(s): Professor POSTIGLIONE, Gerard


Research Outputs:
Fedorov, A. The preconditions of interreligious education in Hong Kong: religious heterogeneity, freedom of religion, and secularity. Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, 19(1), 41-53. DOI: [https://doi.org/10.1108/STICS-01-2022-0007]