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Professor REN Chunhui

Prof. REN Chunhui








Assistant Professor


Tel: (852) 2616 7321
Fax: (852) 2456 0737
Email: [email protected] 



WYL114, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

REN Chunhui received his PhD in Urban Planning from Ohio State University. Before joining the Department in August 2023, he had taught/worked at multiple universities including University of Texas at Austin, Delta State University, and University of Cincinnati. Currently, he is also a Faculty Associate in the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis. His research features the use of quantitative methods to explore such issues as labor-market discrimination, housing, international migration, and consumer behavior in the contexts of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the United States.

  • Labor-market Dynamics
  • Homeownership
  • Social Policy
  • Behavioral Economics
  • International & Domestic Migration
  • Quantitative Methodology

B.S. (Urban Science, Beijing Union), M.S. (Geography, Beijing Normal), M.S. (Statistics, OSU), Ph.D. (Urban Planning, OSU)  

Journal Articles 


Ren. Chunhui. (2024) Consumption and Economic Security: A Two-Stage Conceptualization of Sustainable Homeownership in the United States. Urban Affairs Review


Ren. Chunhui. (2022) Vulnerability of low-income homeownership in the United States: An analysis based on household liquidity. Journal of Urban Affairs


Ren. Chunhui. (2022) Cohort, signaling, and early-career dynamics: The hidden significance of class in black-white earnings inequality. Social Science Research


Ren. Chunhui. (2021) A dynamic framework for earnings inequality between black and white men. Social Forces

Ren. Chunhui. (2020) A framework for explaining black-white inequality in homeownership sustainability. Demography


Ren. Chunhui. (2019) Fluctuating courses and constant challenges: The two trajectories of black- white earnings inequality 1968-2015. Social Science Research


Ren. Chunhui. (2019) After poverty reduction: Trajectories of U.S. urban neighborhoods that escaped high poverty during the 1990s. Urban Research & Practice

Academic Year:  2023 - 2024

2nd Term:


Ethnicity and Ethnic Minorities



Urban Sociology



Seminar in Social and Public Policy Issues (co-teaching)













Co-supervisor: Mr. YUDA Tauchid Komara (PhD student)