Sherman Tai is a Researcher at NatCen International. His research interests are political violence, collective actions and contentious politics, especially when they at once respond to and are produced by global processes such as transnational inequality, international migration and regime transitions. He will present his work on the interactionist relational radicalization of protest repertoires, theorized from a case study of the 2019 Hong Kong Protests, in three conferences held by the Hong Kong Sociological Association; Academia Sinica, Taiwan; and the British Journal of Sociology. An interdisciplinary researcher, he has experience in quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods, particularly in-depth interviews, archival, regression and probit analyses.
Prior to joining NatCen International, he was a Consultant at PwC Hong Kong and provided strategic, economic and financial advisory for government departments and private sector market players on high-profile public policies and large-scale urban developments. He graduated from MSc Political Sociology with Distinction at the London School of Economics and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Government from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He spent a year at the University of Warwick as an exchange student in Politics and International Studies.