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PhD Student (HKPFS Awardee)





Tel: (852) 2616 7372
Fax: (852) 2456 0737
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WYL104/15, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong


Tobias obtained his Master of Arts (Socio-cultural Studies) from the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at  European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Before that, he studied at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and the Catholic University of Korea.

In his research project, he investigates the anticipation of attraction, self-presentation, and impression management in the context of online dating in Germany, Hong Kong, and South Korea.


Areas of Interest 

  • Ethnomethodology
  • Reconstructive Research
  • Symbolic Interactionism
  • Digital Sociology
  • Impression Management and the Constitution of the Self
  • Sexuality and Gender




Gender and Diversity, B.A. (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences), Socio-cultural Studies, M.A. (European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder))



Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

  1. Kamelski, T. (2022). Theoretical and Practical Considerations Concerning the Use of Larger Qualitative Samples for the Documentary Interpretation of Pictures: Computer-Assisted Image Assessment and the Iconic Operationalization of Tinder Profiles. In S. Hoffmann, D. Klinge, D. Petersen, & S. Rundel (Eds.), Jahrbuch Dokumentarische Methode. Heft 5/2022 (pp. 109–135). centrum für qualitative evaluations- und sozialforschung e.V. (ces).


  1. Nam, B., Kunz, C., vonArnim, V., Liquin, X., Vassao, L., Tabacco, G., Wald, J., Kamelski, T., & Cuilleron, C. (2021). The New Frontier of Human Rights: Digital Rights in North Korea. People for Successful COrean REunification (PSCORE)​

Educational Magazine:

  1. Oswald, S., & Kamelski, T. (2022). Verwischte Selbstbilder: Online-Dating auf Tinder und Co. In MedienConcret – Magazin für die pädagogische Praxis (Vol. 6). jfc Medienzentrum.


Teaching Subjects

Academic Year:  2023 - 2024

1st Term: SOC3002

Family and Society (Tutorial)


2nd Term: SOC2101

Introduction to Sociology (Tutorial)