Faculty by Research Cluster: Urban, Mobility, & Cultural Studies

Chua Beng Huat

Provost's Chair Professor; Research Leader, Asia Research Institute
PhD (Sociology), York, 1971
Housing and Urban Studies, Cultural Studies in Asia, Comparative Politics in Southeast Asia

Narayanan Ganapathy

Associate Professor; Fellow, NUS Teaching Academy
PhD (Sociology), NUS, 2002
Deviance, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology of Policing, Social Control and Punishment

Daniel P.S. Goh

Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Dept
PhD (Sociology), Michigan, 2005
State Formation, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, Religion, Environmental Sociology

Ho Kong Chong

Associate Professor
PhD (Sociology), Chicago, 1988
Urban Sociology, Youth and Society, Social Research Methods

Joshua Kurz

PhD (Comparative Studies), Ohio State University, 2014
Globalisation, Migration, International Bordering Practices, Policing & Social Control, Cultural Studies

Leong Wai Teng, Laurence

Senior Lecturer
PhD (Sociology), UC San Diego, 1990
Mass Media, Human Rights, Sexual Policies


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

Kelvin Low

Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Dept
PhD (Sociology), Bielefeld, 2009
Sociology of the Senses, Social Memory and Historiography, Everyday Life, Migration and Transnationalism


PhD (Sociology), NUS, 2008
Sociology of Law, Law and Society, Sociology of Emotions, Post-Colonial Studies, Southeast Asian Studies

Volker H. Schmidt

PhD (Sociology), Bremen, 1995
Social Justice and Inequality, Social policy, Social theory, Globalization

Eric C. Thompson

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

Xu Xiaohong

Assistant Professor
PhD (Sociology), Yale, 2013
Power and Politics, Cultural Analysis, Organizational Theory, Socialism and Post-Socialism, China