Ho Lam Cheng

PhD Student, (he/him)


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Geographies of sexualities, queer geographies, queer Asia, global city, authoritarianism, qualitative methods

Working Dissertation


Queer Civic Resilience and Resistance in Global City: Hong Kong after 2020


Prof. Natalie Oswin


Roland Cheng is a queer geographer from Hong Kong who works on the intersections of geographies and sexualities. His PhD research attempts to examine how the lives of queers and gender-non-conformists are affected by the changing geo-political climate in Hong Kong as a global city, from the perspectives of individuals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and activist groups. He plans to explore the alternative paths they create to maintain, protect and advocate for their rights in an increasingly apolitical urban setting. In his research master degree, he has conducted research on the spatio-temporal tactics of sex-working mothers in Hong Kong.


M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSSc, The Chinese University of Hong Kong