Faculty by Research Cluster: Anthropology

Crystal Abidin

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD (Anthropology & Sociology, Media & Communications), University of Western Australia, 2016
Internet Culture, Social Media, Popular Culture, Identity, Celebrity, Gender

Indira Arumugam

Assistant Professor
PhD (Anthropology), LSE, 2012
Political Theorising, Rituals, Value and Exchange, Everyday Ethics, Hinduism, India

Chua Hui Ching Emily

Assistant Professor
PhD (Anthropology), UC Berkeley, 2013
Media and Information; Technology and Politics; Nature and Capitalism; Ethics and Textuality;
Post-socialist conditions and the Anthropology of Value

Andrew Marc Conroe

Assistant Professor; joint appointment with University Scholars Programme
PhD (Anthropology and History), Michigan, 2012
Violence, Memory/ Postmemory, Human Rights, Media, Indonesia


Assistant Professor
PhD (Anthropology), Boston, 2011
Memory and History, Border Studies, Gender Politics, Nature and Culture, State-society Relations, China, Tibet, the Himalayas

Saroja Devi D/O Neyson Doraira

Senior Lecturer
PhD (Anthropology), Harvard, 2002
Gender, Food, Conflict and Violence, Southeast Asia

Maribeth Erb

Associate Professor
PhD (Anthropology), SUNY Stony Brook, 1988
Tourism, Ritual and Personhood, Socio-Political Change, Indonesia

Ho Swee Lin

Assistant Professor
PhD (Anthropology), Oxford, 2009
Global Media & Finance, Popular Culture, Urban Space, Anthropology of Work

Ivan Kwek

PhD (Anthropology), SOAS, 2010
Media Practices, Politics of Belonging and Difference, Ethnic Identities, Malay Worlds

Liang Yongjia

Senior Lecturer
PhD (Anthropology), Peking, 2003
Religion, Ethnicity, Kinship, Social Memory, Historical Anthropology, Southwest China


PhD (Anthropology), ANU, 2010
Transnationalism, Social Movements, Gender and Sexuality, Contemporary Chinese Societies

Vineeta Sinha

Professor; Head of Dept & Concurrent Head, South Asian Studies Programme
PhD (Anthropology), Johns Hopkins, 1995
Social Theory, Religion, Reading and Writing Ethnography, Political Economy of Health Care

Eric C. Thompson

Associate Professor
PhD (Anthropology), Washington, 2000
Gender Studies, Agrarian Transitions, Urbanism, Transnationalism

Tong Chee Kiong

PhD (Anthropology), Cornell, 1987
Chinese in Southeast Asia, Comparative Religious Systems, Chinese Business Firms