I am currently a Lecturer in Sociology and Global Studies at the National University of Singapore. I primarily teach courses on global culture(s), global social theory, migration, popular culture, and cultural studies. 

From 2014 to 2016 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Studies at the National University of Singapore. In 2012, I was a Visiting Scholar with the Mobilities, Borders, and Identity Research Group and the Department of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland.

I have published in Security JournalBehemoth: A Journal on Civilization, and the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, and have reviewed books for Dialogues in Human Geography, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, and Foucault Studies

I am a graduate of the Ohio State University Department of Comparative Studies. My dissertation, The Figure of the Refugee, was successfully defended in April 2014. Philip Armstrong (OSU) advised the dissertation. Mathew Coleman (OSU, Geography), Leo Coleman (OSU, Comparative Studies), and Sandro Mezzadra (Università di Bologna, Political and Social Sciences) served on my committee. I also have degrees from Miami University (MSc, College Student Personnel) and Gonzaga University (BA, History).

I enjoy photography and travel. All photographs on the site are mine (with just a few exceptions, such as film screenshots).

I blog infrequently at fabricating worlds

My contact information:

  • Joshua J. Kurz
  • National University of Singapore
  • Department of Sociology
  • AS1, #03-06, 11 Arts Link
  • Singapore 117570
  • joshua.kurz@nus.edu.sg