Singapore Studies Junior Scholar Seminars

Young researchers at universities in Sydney, Chicago and Singapore kick off our series with multidisciplinary perspectives on Singapore life (and death).

AcademiaSG’s new Singapore Studies Junior Scholar Seminars provide a venue for geographically and disciplinarily dispersed PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to share their research on Singapore, and to connect with faculty and other students worldwide.

The response to our Call for Proposals was immediate, so we were delighted to be able to start 2021 by announcing the first set of seminars. We are grateful to senior scholars who readily agreed to serve as respondents, as well as university departments that have shown their support by attaching their names to the events as co-convenors.

Do join us for a new season of seminars, starting in March 2022.

2022 season

22 July: Contesting Chineseness: new Chinese migrants and the ‘lower classes’ in Singapore – Sylvia Ang, Deakin University > MORE

30 June: Podcasts for Research and Public Engagement in Singapore – Jin Yao Kwan, University of Denver > MORE

26 May: The Secret Lives of Urban Kampong Chiefs: Deciphering Grassroots Leaders in Singapore – George Wong, Singapore Management University > MORE

30 Apr: ‘It is Dangerous to Talk like Americans’: The Rise of a Singaporean Exceptionalism Inadvertently Modelled on American Right Traditions – Soh Wee Yang, University of Chicago > MORE

7 Apr: Mother Tongue Orphan: Sign Language and Multiculturalism in Singapore – Timothy Loh, MIT > MORE

23 Mar: Seeing, Feeling, Knowing the Smart City – Nurul Amillin Hussain, University of Oxford > MORE

4 Mar: Can Every School Be A Good School? – Jacqueline Ho, Cornell University > MORE

2021 season

25 June: Underrated contributions of elderly care: Singapore & Taiwan – Lynn Ng Yu Ling, University of Victoria > MORE

29 May: The Colonial and Cold War Origins of “Youth” in Singapore – Edgar Liao, University of British Columbia > MORE

30 Apr: Chasing Utopias: Chemsex as Liberation in Gay Singapore – Rayner Kay Jin Tan, National University of Singapore > MORE

10 Apr: The Included: Thinking with Disability Studies in Singapore – Kuansong Victor Zhuang, University of Illinois at Chicago and Macquarie University > MORE

27 Mar: Refusing Pragmatic Resistance: Queer Presence As “Counter-conduct” – Zihan Loo, University of California, Berkeley > MORE

10 Mar: Foreign Bodies, Local Language – Joshua Babcock, University of Chicago > MORE

22 Feb: Singaporean ‘Food Voices’ at the End of Life – Paul Victor Patinadan, Nanyang Technological University > MORE

5 Feb: The Storytelling State: Performing Life Histories in Singapore – Nien Yuan Cheng, University of Sydney > MORE