Dr Calida Chu (AFHEA; FRSA; FRAS), born and raised in Hong Kong, is Teaching Associate in Sociology of Religion at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham. She previously worked as Teaching Fellow at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh and received her PhD in world Christianity at the same institution in 2020, with a thesis about Hong Kong public theology after 1997. She holds a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and serves as an executive committee member of the Society for the Study of Theology.

Course manager: Religion, Media, and Ethics; Religion in Britain: Interfaith Encounters in a Secular Age





  • Social Media as Tools of Social Activism: Public Theology of the Umbrella City Cyberchurch’, in Christian Social Activism and the Rule of Law in China, ed. Yang Fenggang and Chris White, 167-183. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2021.

  • Theology of the Pain of God in the Era of COVID-19: The Reflections on Sufferings by Three Hong Kong Churches through Online Services’, Practical Theology,14, 1–2 (2021): 22–34.10.1080/1756073X.2020.1864101

  • ‘William Newbern and Youth Hymns: The Music Ministry of the C&MA in South China in the Mid-Twentieth Century’, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, July 2019. DOI: 10.1177/2396939319832280

  • Review of Singing with God’s Psalms: Metrical Psalms and Reflections for Each Sunday in the Church Year by Fred R. Anderson, Expository Times 30 (1): 465. July 2019. DOI:10.1177/0014524619845514

  • Review of World Christianity as Public Religion by Raimundo Barreto, Ronaldo Cavalcante, and Wanderley P. da Rosa, Studies in World Christianity 25(1): 123-124. April, 2019. DOI:10.3366/swc.2019.0249

  • Review of Postcolonial Public Theology: Faith, Scientific Rationality, and Prophetic Dialogue by Paul S. Chung, Expository Times 129 (11):529-530. August, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0014524618778430

Blog Posts


    • American Association of Religion

    • British and Irish Association of Practical Theology

    • European Academy of Religion

    • East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

    • Scholars at the Peripheries, University of St Andrews

    • Society of the Study of Theology

    • Yale-Edinburgh Group on World Christianity the History of the Mission

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