Yang Hu is a Professor and Director of Global Development at the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. He is also an expert fellow at the Lancaster University China Centre, and he co-leads the theme 'Resilient Cities' at the Future Cities Research Institute.
Yang’s research focuses on changing work-family, intimate and gender relations, as well as their intersection with population mobility, in a global context. His research contributes to advancing work-family, gender and social equality and understandings of how macro socio-economic, political and institutional developments and cultural changes (re)configure everyday family and intimate lives. His research has been funded by the UKRI/ESRC, SSHRC, British Academy, HEFCE and Nuffield Foundation.
At Lancaster, he is also affiliated with:
Yang also (co-)convenes the Lancaster Asia Asia Research Group (LAARG). Yang serves as an editorial board member of Sociology (2020–), Journal of Marriage and Family (2020–), and formerly Sociology Compass (2020–2022).
Yang was an early career fellow at the Work and Family Researchers Network, USA (2018–2019). He obtained his MPhil and PhD in Sociology as a Gates Scholar from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College, October 2015), and his B.A. from Zhejiang University, China (2010).