Kelvin Low

Kelvin received his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, following the completion of an M.Soc.Sci. and B.Soc.Sci (Hons Class I) from the National University of Singapore. He has researched and written extensively on senses and society, and is also working on issues revolving social memory, migration, and citizenship in Southeast and South Asia. Recent publications include an authored work on Scents and Scent-sibilities: Smell and Everyday Life Experiences (2009), a co-edited book on Everyday Life in Asia: Social Perspectives on the Senses (2010), and several articles and book chapters. He is also co-founder and coordinator of TG07 Senses and Society, International Sociological Association.


Office: AS1 03-11
Tel: 6516-6111
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Recent Publications

'The Social Life of the Senses: Charting Directions.' Sociology Compass. 6:3 (2012): 271-282.

'Songs for the Nation: Migrant Pasts and Global Futures.' In Irial Glynn and Olaf Kleist (eds) History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 214-234 (2012).

(edited with D. Kalekin-Fishman) Everyday Life in Asia: Social Perspectives on the Senses. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited (2010).

'Researcher Positionalities, Moral Gatekeeping, and Knowledge Production: Some Thoughts on Doing Research on the Samsui Women in Singapore.' for Loh Kah Seng et al. (eds) Makers and Keepers of Singapore History. Singapore Heritage Society & Ethos Books, pp.232-241 (2010)[Revised reprint].

Scents and Scent-sibilities: Smell and Everyday Life Experiences. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2009).