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 (below) was immediate, so we’re delighted to be able to start the new year 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 the seminars, starting in February.

5 Feb 2021: The Storytelling State: Performing Life Histories in Singapore – Nien Yuan Cheng, University of Sydney > MORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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