Singapore Studies Junior Scholar Seminars


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