Prof Vineeta Sinha

Head of Department of Sociology

B.Soc.Sci. (Hons) (NUS), M.Soc.Sci. (NUS), M.A. (Johns Hopkins), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
Tel: (65) 6516-3834
Office: AS1 03-05


Professor Vineeta Sinha is Head of Department of Sociology. She obtained her MSocSci from NUS and her MA and PhD in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University.


Research Interests/Publications:

Her research and teaching interests include the following areas: Hindu religiosity in the Diaspora; religion-state encounters; religion, commodification and consumption practices; history and practice of sociology; critique of concepts and categories in the social sciences; rethinking the teaching of classical sociological theory. She has published articles in a range of peer-reviewed journals and the following monographs: A New God in the Diaspora? Muneeswaran Worship in Contemporary Singapore (Singapore University Press & Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2005); Religion and Commodification: Merchandising Diasporic Hinduism (Routledge, 2010); Religion-State Encounters in Hindu Domains: From the Straits Settlements to Singapore (Springer, 2011).

She is Vice-President (Publications) of the International Sociological Association (from 2014-2018) and co-editor of the Asian Journal of Social Science (Brill), the Monograph Series, Social Sciences in Asia (Brill) and the Routledge International Library of Sociology.


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