Stacilee Ford

Affiliate Associate Professor, Gender Studies Programme and Department of History, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts


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Dr. Stacilee Ford is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts. She teaches in the Gender Studies Program and in the Department of History. Her scholarly interests include Gender, Generation and Leadership, Histories and Practices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asia, Transnational Feminist Studies, Transnational American Studies, Comparative Histories of Popular Culture, and Interdisciplinary and Intersectional pedagogy.

Dr. Ford has been at HKU since 1993. She helped build the HKU Programme in American Studies and is a founding member of the HKU Women’s Studies Research Centre. She worked with HKU colleagues in creating the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens.” She consults with various organizations on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity initiatives and is currently writing a book on leadership, manhood, and popular culture in transpacific perspective.

Research Interests

  • Transnational Cultural History
  • Gender, Generation, and Leadership
  • Gender and History
  • Transnational Feminist Studies
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Hong Kong-US Connections


  • BA Brigham Young
  • EdM Harvard
  • EdD Columbia
  • PhD HKU

Selected Publications

  • Hit the Road, Jack: Essays on the Culture of the American Road (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012.) Anthology edited with Gordon E. Slethaug.
  • “Troubling American Women”: Gender and National Identity in Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011.)
  • Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting’s “An Autumn’s Tale” (New Hong Kong Film Series: Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008).


GEND2003  Gender, generation, and leadership

GEND2005  Religion, gender, and sexuality