The Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award respectively recognise established and promising beacons of artistic excellence in Singapore’s arts scene. This year, 3 of the Department's alumni are recipients of these awards. The Department is proud of Ms Jennifer Tham, Mr Looi Wan Ping and Ms Zizi Azah, and congratulates them on their achievements. read more
The Department would like to announce the publication of the latest working paper in our series, No. 192 Educating Global Citizens by Associate Professor Volker H. Schmidt. read more
The National University of Singapore invites applications for a joint position as Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Malay Studies and the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, beginning January 2014. read more
Prof Jean Yeung and Dr. Feng Qiushi are looking for suitable candidates to fill a position of Research Assistant. This position is a 1-year contract and is for a funded project to forecast and compare the populations of China and India in the next decades. read more
We are currently renovating the website to better represent the department. Some of the pages belong to the old version and they will gradually be upgraded to the new version. Some of the pages are still under construction. Please pardon the uneven virtual experience.
Distinguished urban studies scholar Professor Mike Douglass joins our faculty! He is jointly appointed as the Research Leader of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster at the Asia Research Institute. The department is also proud to have Dr Indira Arumugam, Dr Saroja Devi, Dr Ho Swee Lin, Dr Jiwook Jung, Dr Magne Knudsen, and Dr Noorman Abdullah join us.
Dr Low was recently elected president and co-editor of the thematic group TG07 Senses and Society, International Sociological Association. He has been researching and publishing on sensory scholarship in the past few years, and co-founded TG07 in 2011. read more
A/P Sinha talks to The Straits Times about her research on Hinduism and spiritual traffic flows. She also discusses how her research on diasporic communities complicates conventional place-bound ethnography in the International Sociological Association's Journeys through Sociology video interview series. read more
You might want to know, if you do not already, that we have been ranked by reputation as the top sociology department in Asia and among the top 20 in the world, in 2012. That aside, you will find in this website details of the department’s faculty members, their fields of research and the modules they teach.
With more than thirty teaching staff, the department readily provides very comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programs that enable the student to tailor his/her education in sociology; modules taught ranges from sociology of lifestyles in popular culture and consumerism to social problems in deviance, health and inequalities to macro sociological concerns of history, economy and politics. The undergraduate and the Master programs are a combination of sociology and anthropology modules, while the PhD is differentiated into sociology or anthropology.
Although the department has the capacity to cover practically the entire terrain of undergraduate and postgraduate education in sociology, we also have the following areas of excellence: anthropology of Southeast Asia, comparative historical sociology, economic sociology and Singapore society in regional comparative perspective. These identifiable tracks of excellence provide students with identifiable pathways to their desired specialization in their choice of not only education but also future career and their preferred modes of life.
Whether you choose to make sociology your major field of study or as a minor field or even just accessing selective modules to round out your university education, we are certain that you will benefit from your enrolment in department.