Wai-Yip Ho was the External Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union. He is currently the Associate Professor of Department of Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong.
Being a Christian sociologist in Islamic Studies, his research and teaching interests include China’s Christian-Muslim relations, Arabia-China relations, new media and Islam, madrasah education in Chinese context.
He is the author of Islam and China's Hong Kong: Ethnic Identity, Muslim Networks and the New Silk Road (Routledge: London, 2015 [paperback]), the Foundation Member of BRILL Bibliographic History of Christian-Muslim Relations (Brill Publishing) (China Section), Co-editor of Global South (Springer Publishing), Associate Fellow, Centre of Studying Religion and Culture in Asia, University of Groningen. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient at Berlin, Visiting Scholar, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies at Oxford, Visiting Research Fellow, Australian National University, a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at Center of Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, University of Wollongong, Visiting Researcher, Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies. He has been the Sir Edward Youde Fellow and was the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.