Brian Leung is a Hong Kong democracy activist who is currently pursuing his political science Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research focuses on political economy, social movement, China, and Hong Kong. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Hong Kong, during which he participated extensively in the Umbrella Movement of 2014. Since then, he has been an active political commentator on Hong Kong politics and published a bestselling edited volume on Hong Kong’s identity politics. In 2019, he became an icon of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement, after unmasking himself and reading a statement on behalf of protesters at the Legislative Council.