Prof Itty Abraham
Head of Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Ph.D. (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Tel: (65) 6516-6338/6896
Office: AS8 06-35
Professor Itty Abraham moved to NUS in 2012 after a long stay in the United States, studying, teaching, and doing research on subjects ranging from political violence to nuclear proliferation. After getting his PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he worked at the Social Science Research Council in New York for over a decade. Most recently, he was at the University of Texas at Austin, in Asian Studies and Government.
His research interests seem always to return to questions of politics and space. Not outer space, unfortunately, but space in relation to place, location, scale, and power. His scholarly writing is grounded in the region bounding the Indian Ocean and adopts a critical stance towards science and technology, the state, foreign policy, and regional security.