Prof Vineeta Sinha

Head of Department of Sociology;
Head of South Asian Studies Programme

B.Soc.Sci. (Hons) (NUS), M.Soc.Sci. (NUS), M.A. (Johns Hopkins), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
Tel: (65) 6516-4528
Office: AS8 06-01D


Professor Vineeta Sinha is Head of Department at the Department of Sociology as well as at the South Asian Studies Programme. She obtained her MSocSci from NUS and her MA and PhD in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University.



Research Interests/Publications:

Her research and teaching interests include the following areas: Hindu religiosity in the Diaspora; religion-state encounters; religion, commodification and consumption practices; history and practice of sociology; critique of concepts and categories in the social sciences; rethinking the teaching of classical sociological theory. She has published articles in a range of peer-reviewed journals and the following monographs: A New God in the Diaspora? Muneeswaran Worship in Contemporary Singapore (Singapore University Press & Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2005); Religion and Commodification: Merchandising Diasporic Hinduism (Routledge, 2010); Religion-State Encounters in Hindu Domains: From the Straits Settlements to Singapore (Springer, 2011).

She is Vice-President (Publications) of the International Sociological Association (from 2014-2018) and co-editor of the Asian Journal of Social Science (Brill), the Monograph Series, Social Sciences in Asia (Brill) and the Routledge International Library of Sociology.


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