For nearly 50 years, NUS Sociology has been conducting rigorous and relevant research on societies in rapidly changing Asia. Our over 30 faculty members specialize in diverse topics of research that are grouped in four research clusters. Our vision is to produce research that has strong international impact, dedicated Asian focus, and critical local significance.

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Upcoming Conference: Living Alone: One-person Households in Asia
Organizers: Prof YEUNG Wei-Jun Jean and Dr CHEUNG Adam
Date: 5 & 6 Dec 2013
Venue: Asia Research Institute Seminar Room
More information about this conference is available here.

Ethnographer Unbound: A/P Vineeta Sinha in two interviews
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.