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Mr Po-Han Lee

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Sociology, Law)
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Po-Han Lee finished his LLB at National Chung-Hsing University and LLM (International Law) at Soochow University. He once took part in the Observer Delegation representing the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the World Health Assembly meetings.

He has completed his PhD in Sociology, along with which he also obtained a PGDip in Social Research Methods and an Associate Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). He is now also an Advisory Committee member of the UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA).

Besides research, he serves as the editor-in-chief of Plain Law Movement, as well as a columnist for 01 Philosophy, a contributor to Queerology and other new-media publics (see below). Beyond academia, he hopes to find out an alternative path to knowledge production, community collaboration, and dialogue construction. He also shares critical thoughts and study notes on his own blog: les voix.


PhD (Sociology) and Doctoral Tutor (Sociology & Law)

Thesis Title: How is nothing produced and justified? International inaction in the face of the health disparities of sexual and gender minorities

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Grants & Awards:

  • Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grants (DOC), Doctoral School, University of Sussex (2018).
  • Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre’s Postgraduate Bursary Scheme, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex (2016 & 2018) .
  • Government Scholarship for Study Abroad (GSSA), Ministry of Education, ROC (Taiwan) (2014-2017)
  • Soochow University Model Achievement & Elite Student Award (2010).
  • Excellent Teaching Assistant Award (on the Module 'Normative Theory of Human Rights'), Northern Taiwan Teaching & Learning Resource Centre (2010).
  • Diplomacy Scholarship for International Law and International Relations Study, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) (2009).
  • Soochow University Law School Outstanding Graduate Student Award: LL.M. Total Waiver (2007-2008).

Moot court competition & coaching: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (national championship, 2008-10; 2012-13); Hardy C. Dillard Award for the Best Memorial & Winner of the National Round (2009); Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition (national championship, 2010).

Model United Nations & coaching: NTU National Taiwan Model United Nations (Outstanding Diplomacy Award, 2008); National Chengchi University Taipei Model United Nations (Excellent Delegation Award, 2008).


PhD SociologyUniversity of Sussex (UK), 2019, with a thesis on How is nothing produced and justified? International inaction in the face of the health disparities of sexual and gender minorities;

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), 2018;

PGDip in Social Research Methods, University of Sussex (UK), 2016;

LLM in International Law, Soochow University (Taiwan), 2013, with a dissertation on The nexus of the right to health and public health in the context of international human rights law;

Certificate of Course in Minority Rights, Chang Fo-Chuan Center for Human Rights Studies, 2012;

Certificate of Public International Law Programme, Xiamen Academy of International Law, 2009;

LLB in Financial and Economic Law, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), 2007.


PLM Publications & Special Issues 

Plain Law Movement


Queer Watch


Liberty Times


01 Philosophy


Other writings