Research Categories

Sociology

NameResearch Interests
Assoc Prof Arul Indrasen ChibDr. Arul Chib pursues action-oriented research in varied cross-cultural contexts. His research agenda focuses on the impact and role of mobile phone in (a) healthcare systems in resource-constrained environments of developing countries, and (b) transnational migration to developed countries. He investigates the key factors influencing the adoption of technology for positive health outcomes, and has engaged in the design and development of healthcare technology systems spanning online and mobile platforms. He increasingly interested in issues of power, with one research trajectory focusing on the intersection of gender with technology, and the role of agency and appropriation in the achievement of goals ranging from socio-economic development, human well-being and empowerment, and societal change. He has published over 60 research articles. Global collaborations with IDRC, Red Cross Red Crescent, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Vision have led to research grants of S$ 5Mn. At the Singapore Internet Research Center, Dr. Chib has led the SIRCA programme (established 2008), mentoring 30 emerging country researchers in Asia, Africa and Latin America, with mentoring events in Atlanta, Bangkok, Cape Town, Jamaica, Mauritius and Singapore. The SIRCA III programme is currently focused on theory-building in the area of Open Development, and runs till 2017. Dr. Chib's contributions have led to a number of research awards, including the 2011 Prosper.NET-Scopus Award for the use of ICTs for sustainable development. This award was accompanied by a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, one of the highest honours within the European scholarly tradition. He has been awarded fellowships at Ludwig Maxmilians University and University of Southern California, and the Best Graduate Student Award of S. I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He serves on the editorial boards of Human Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, and Mobile Media and Communication, and is Senior Editor of The Electronic journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries. Dr. Chib’s research in as many as a dozen countries has been profiled in the media ranging from the United Nations Chronicle to the Singaporean press. He has lectured at numerous global events and presented the keynote speech at the Media Health Communication Conference 2012 in Munich Germany. He is the General Conference Chair for ICTD2015, and a member of the organizing committees of the IFIP 8.6 2013 and ICTD 2012. He has been an expert speaker at events organized by UNESCO, UN-APCICT. Dr. Chib has worked at the local level with non-governmental agencies such as INPPARES, Nyaya Health, Text to Change, Udaan, UNICEF and World Vision, securing external grants worth over S$ 5 million. Arul has lived and worked extensively in India, Indonesia, China, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States of America. In 2018, Dr. Chib secured a MOE TIER 2 grant worth S$ 602, Most recently, Associate Prof Arul Chib has released the SIRCA II co-edited volume ‘Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South’ (New York: Springer; ISBN 978-981-287-380-4). The international scholarly community has taken a variety of approaches to question the impact of information society research on populations in the Global South. This book addresses two aspects-Impact of research: How is the research on ICTs in the Global South playing a role in creating an Information Society? (for example, policy formulation, implementation in practice, and shaping of public opinion), Secondly, what does the Research on Impact reveal: What is the evidence for the impact of ICTs on society? The volume brings together a multiplicity of voices from developing countries and approaches within the social scientific community to address these vital questions.
Prof (Adj) Chew Soon BengWages, wage systems and wage determination in Singapore Industrial relations in Singapore and other countries
Asst Prof Chou Meng-HsuanRegionalism and regional integration (European Union, ASEAN) Institutional and organisational theory Migration and asylum policy Research and higher education policy (knowledge policies)
Assoc Prof Chul HeoChul's scholarly interests focus on the study of production culture and aesthetics of film and television with a critical cultural studies approach. In particular, he is interested in critical and aesthetic implications of the look and sound of film and television, e.g. production design and sound design. To understand production culture of film and television, he pays attention to people who make creative decisions to deal with production conventions, creative rights, constraints and possibility in their institutional contexts, and the imagined audience in production process. Research areas - Aesthetics and Culture of Film and Television Production: Production Style and Code; Audience-making in Production; History of Presentation Techniques in Film and Television - Cultural Politics of Sound Design and Production Design: Sound and the Public Sphere; Occupational history of production designers - Digital technology and Filmmaking: The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Production - Asian Cinema and Television: Production Culture of South East Asian Cinema and Korean Cinema & Television - Documentary: History, Theory, and Aesthetics; Asian and Asian American Documentary Films Selected Creative Works Feature Films, Theatrical release in Korea nationwide. - The Return (2017, 96 min., 4K HD), Director/Writer. Narrative feature. (in Korean w/English-French subtitles), Commercial release on Dec. 7, 2017; Golden Zenith Award, the 41st Montreal World Film Festival; Ulju Mountain Film Festival; Jeonju International Film Festival. - Mira Story (2014/2015, 84 min., HD), Director/Writer/Producer. Documentary feature. (in Korean w/English subtitles), Commercial release on Jan. 15, 2015; Seoul Green Film Festival. - Ari Ari the Korean Cinema (2011/2012, 83 min., HDV), Director/Writer/Producer. Documentary feature. (in Korean w/English subtitles). Commercial release on Dec. 10, 2012; Busan International Film Festival, Seoul Independent Documentary Film Festival, Korean Film Festival in Bhutan; Paris Korean Film Festival Short Films - The Secret of Hanji Craft (2014/2015, 10 min., HD), Producer/Director. Short film. (in Korean w/English-French subtitles), New FIFMA programme at Empreintes, France, Sep. 12 - Dec. 31, 2017; Singuliers Objets, Plessis Robinson, France, Dec. 09 - 10, 2017; Festival de Metiers d'art, Deauville, France, July 14-17, 2017; Revelation International Fine Craft & Creation Biennial 2017, Paris, France, May 2017. - Kismet (2013, 30 min., HD), Producer/Director. (in Korean w/Turkish subtitles), Istanbul-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. August 31-September 22, 2013. - Constancy and Change in Korean Craft Arts (2013, 60 min., HD), Producer/Director. (in Korean w/English subtitles), Hidden Match ― An Exhibition of Korean Craft, National Museum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. November 24 - December 23, 2013; Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo, Taipei, Taiwan. November 21-24, 2013; Milan Design Week, the Triennale Design Museum, Milano, Italy. April 9 - 14, 2013. - The Job (2006, SD). Producer. thirteen 30-min. episodes for TVK-24, Comcast cable in Southern California. (In English) - Between Two Worlds (1996/1998, 30 min., SD), Director/Writer/Producer. (In English), National broadcast on PBS in the United States, 1996. Distributed nationwide in America by UC Berkeley Center for Media and Independent Learning, 1998-2003; Rochester International Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film Festival; VideoScape Asian American Video Showcase; Busan Universiade for Digital Contents; Williams College; UC Davis Asian Pacific Film Fest; Korean American Film Festivals in San Francisco, Chicago, & NYC.
Dr Denise Edith De SouzaResearch themes: Change and reproduction in classroom, institutional, educational, and social settings; Application of Critical Realism and Realist Social Theory in research practice; Academic Literacies; Evaluation; Language Teaching and Learning.
Asst Prof Duffy Andrew MichaelJournalism in Singapore Cross-cultural journalism education Online journalism education
Dr Edmund Lee Wei JianPublic health communication; Big data analytics; Organizational communication; Media effects
Assoc Prof Edson C Tandoc Jr.media gatekeeping, journalism studies, web analytics, social media, fake news
Asst Prof Fang XiaopingHistory of medicine, health and disease in twentieth-century China Medical anthropology and sociology in contemporary China
Asst Prof Felicity ChanMy core research interest lies at the intersections of the formation of social life in cities, global immigration and the planning/design of the urban built environment. I particularly enjoy including mapping as a method of inquiry. Thus, I am intrigued by research (visual and textual) that concurrently explores the joint dimension of society and space and how it interfaces with urban policies and institutions. My current research is about the urban spatial imprints of immigrants in Singapore and the relationship between policies of social integration, urban planning and development.