State formation, postcolonialism, multiculturalism, heritage politics, urban aspirations
Special issue on The Sacred and the Urban in Asia: Introduction, with Peter van der Veer
Secular Space, Spiritual Community and the Hybrid Urbanisms of Christianity in Hong Kong and Singapore
Special issue on Doing Asian Cities: Introduction, with Tim Bunnell and Peter van der Veer
Singapore, the State, and Decolonial Spatiality
Elite Schools, Postcolonial Chineseness and Hegemonic Masculinities in Singapore
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. I am serving as Deputy Head of Department and also as the Convenor of the Cultural Studies Programme.
I live in a public housing flat in Bishan with my wife and two sons.
I am a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament from the Workers' Party.
In WP, I am currently holding office as a member of the Central Executive Council, acting as the Media Chair and the President of the WP Youth Wing.
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