Puja Kapai 是香港大學法律學院副教授、香港大學婦女研究中心計劃及召集人，專門研究國際人權法、少數族群權利和交織性法律研究。Kapai的研究關注於被邊緣化的權利: 性別、種族、宗教、性取向和公民身份，特別針對教育、貧困、民主參與、語言權利、仇恨言論以及基於性別和種族的暴力和歧視等議題。
Kapai 發表過關於1997-2014年間香港少數族裔狀況的綜合報告，並將該報告提交香港立法會、扶貧委員會及聯合國消除貧困委員會，為香港少數族裔權益的政策提供了重要建議，報告中的建議影響了針對少數民族種族歧視的政策制定和服務。在2019年，她發表了 “Doing Equality Consciously”，是關於亞洲第一項無意識偏見的研究。此外，Kapai經常就少數族群權利、移民、性別和兒童問題發表主題演講。2019年她應邀在聯合國論壇上就少數民族的權利演講，在2020年也曾在亞太聯合國論壇上就語言少數族群女孩在教育和仇恨言論方面問題演講。
Puja Kapai is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Director of the Social Justice Summer Internship programme and Convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She has researched and published widely in international human rights law, minority rights, and intersectional legal studies, focusing in particular on the rights of communities marginalised on grounds of gender, race, religion, sexuality, and citizenship specifically in the areas of education, poverty, democratic participation, language rights, hate speech and gender- and race-based violence and discrimination.
Her comprehensive report on the Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong 1997-2014 broke new ground in putting issues impacting racial and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong on the agenda of Hong Kong’s then Chief Secretary and now Chief Executive, Mrs. Carrie Lam. The Report was also presented to the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the Poverty Commission and the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and its recommendations have influenced policymaking and service provision targeting ethnic minorities. Professor Kapai’s path-breaking research on the intersectional challenges impacting the experiences of ethnic minority and immigrant victims of domestic violence in Hong Kong led to the establishment of a Subcommittee in the Hong Kong Legislative Council to comprehensively examine policies and provisions, calling for a shift in strategies to deliver culturally responsive support. In 2019, she published Doing Equality Consciously, the first study on unconscious bias in Asia. Professor Kapai is a frequent Keynote Speaker on issues of minority rights, migrants, gender justice and children’s rights. She was invited to speak at the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues in 2019 on the rights of linguistic minority girls in education and on hate speech in 2020 at the Asia Pacific UN Forum on Minority Issues. She has appeared before various treaty bodies of the United Nations.
Recognising her contributions to teaching, research, and the community-based impact of her work, Professor Kapai was honoured with the International Women of Courage Hong Kong Award 2015, HKU Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Teaching Award 2016 and its Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 and the American Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence Professional Woman of the Year Award 2019.