I am happy to advise graduate and undergraduate student projects in Sociology and Global Studies on a number of topics, such as:
globalization and culture
global literature (including film)
visual culture (especially photography and documentary film)
migration and refugees (especially from humanities perspectives)
critical development studies (again, from humanities perspectives)
identity politics (including gender, race, ethnicity, class)
policing and security (especially ethnographic studies of 'the everyday')
If you are considering a topic that I have not listed here, yet you think I am the right person to advise you anyway, please contact me and discuss your idea.
Masters Thesis Advising
Amoz Hor, Political Science, 2016
"'The Local' in the Humanitarian Psyche: How Emotions of Humanitarian Workers Mediate Everyday Practices"
Graduate Independent Study Module Supervision
Nursyazwani bte Jamaludin, 2017
"Emotion, Feeling, Affect: Framing Refugee Studies"
Honours Thesis Advising
Celeste Kee Qi, Sociology, 2019
“‘Don’t Call Me a Hypebeast’: Performance, Identity and Interaction Within the Sneaker Subculture in Singapore”
Tan Mei En Dawn, Global Studies, 2019
“Acts of Global Citizenship: Understanding Perceptions and Practices of Refugee-Related Civic Engagement in Singapore”
Sophie Hoo, Global Studies, 2019
“Exploring Neoliberalism and Culture in Singapore’s Voluntourism Projects”
Adrian Tan, Global Studies, 2018
“The Taste of Cosmopolitanism: An Anthropological Approach to the Coffee House Culture in Singapore and Hong Kong”
Cheryl Tan Wan Mei, Sociology, 2018
“On the Streets and Beyond: Ft. Young Music Buskers in Singapore”
Fadhil Alsagoff, Global Studies, 2018
“Between Immanence and Transcendence: An Ethnographic Study of the Ba’Alawi and Tariqa ‘Alawiyyah in 21st Century Singapore”
Shih Shih-Yu, Global Studies, 2017
"Global Cities Under Postcolonial Urbanization: Copenhagen, Mumbai, Singapore"
Constance Siew, Global Studies, 2017
"Interpretations of Cosmopolitanism: ASEAN and EU"
Natalie Chia, Political Science, 2016
"The Practice of Refugee Everyday Life: Syrian Refugees in Kuala Lumpur"
Derek Wong, Political Science, 2016
"The Press Released? An Analysis of the Freedom of The Straits Times Based on Migrant Labor Issues of 2012-2013"
Lee Qin Sheng, Political Science, 2015
"Critiquing the Liberal Paradox of Migration: Migration Management in the EU, Qatar, and Singapore"
Undergraduate Independent Study Module Supervision
Marilyn Wong, Global Studies, 2018
“Comparative Confucianisms: China and Singapore”
Joanna Ng, Global Studies, 2017
“Hybrid Identities of Second-Generation Chinese Immigrants in 21st Century Singapore”
Michelle Loke Yook Lin, Political Science, 2017
"The Politics of Women's Bodies: Cinema, Visual Pleasure, and Gendered Sexual Violence"
Muhammad Khairul bin Abdul Rahim, Global Studies, 2016
"Global Health (Inequalities) for All?"
Isis Iskandar, Political Science, 2016
"Rally 'Round the Hashtag: Twitter as Feminist Counterpublic in #Bringbackourgirls"
Natalie Chia, Political Science, 2015
"Ethnographic Tools in Migrant Political Space"
Global Studies Internship
Diyanah Nasuha bte Omar Bahri, NUS Museum, 2017