Professor Hasmath has previously held faculty positions in management, sociology and political science at the Universities of Toronto, Melbourne and Oxford, and has worked for think-tanks, consultancies, development agencies, and NGOs in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and China. He was formally trained in philosophy, public policy, international studies and diplomacy, and social and political sciences, as well as in various East Asian and Western European languages. His research is supported by various multi-year grant schemes, notably from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.
Professor Hasmath's award-winning research looks at: (1) the life course experiences of ethnic minorities; (2) state-society relationships in China, with an emphasis on NGO activities; (3) the behaviour of emerging state and non-state actors, and how they affect salient theories, practices and assumptions in international affairs/development; and, (4) the evolving behaviour of policy actors and the citizenry, and their subsequent impact, in advanced authoritarian institutional environments.
Politics & International Relations, Sociology & Social Policy, Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Area of research
• Immigration and migration
• International development theory and practice
• Managing ethnic diversity
• NGO governance and management
• Norms in international affairs
• Organizational behaviour
• Political and social theory
• Political sociology
• Politics and sociology of contemporary China
• Public policy formation and innovation
• Social and welfare policy
• Work and the labour market