Larry Au is a Ph.D. student in Sociology and a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University with broad interests in political sociology, historical sociology, sociology of science, and Chinese society. He is currently working on a project that compares the institutionalization and professionalization of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong and Shanghai as it relates to Western biomedicine through processes of boundary-making and boundary-crossing.
Larry holds a B.Sc. in Social Analysis and Research with Honors and magna cum laude and a M.A. in History from Brown University, where he conducted research on the politics of post-colonial Hong Kong using interview, archival, and ethnographic methods. The thesis received the Alumni Award for Best Sociology Thesis and the Samuel Lamport Prize for International Understanding. Larry also holds a M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, where he was a member of St. Antony's College and the Department of International Development. His dissertation there compared the history of financialization in post-colonial Southern Africa and South Asia.