Ivan Kwek

Ivan Kwek joined the department as a Visiting Fellow in July 2011. A former television producer of documentaries, Ivan obtained his PhD based on an ethnographic study of media production practices at a minority language television channel in Singapore. With an anthropologically-informed approach to media, his doctoral research was an attempt to rethink media production in terms of its constituent practices. His post-doctoral work is likewise focussed on media, but in relation to image, memory and market, particularly as encountered in so-called Malay worlds. At NUS, Ivan teaches modules in media, popular culture, visual culture, and ethnicity in Southeast Asia.


Office: AS1 03-24
Tel: 6516-6419
Email: sociket@nus.edu.sg
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Recent Publications

‘How far to the global? Producing television at the margins as lived experiences’ In Global media, culture, and identity, eds. Rohit Chopra and Radhika Gajjala. (New York: Routledge, 2011).

‘Malayness as mindset: when television producers imagine their audiences as Malay’. In Melayu: politics, poetics, and paradoxes of ethnicity, eds. Maznah Mohamad and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied. (Singapore: NUS Press, 2011).