Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Tan Joo Ean

Associate Chair (Students), School of Social Sciences
Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)63168833/69047050
Office: HSS-05-40/ HSS-06-15D

  • PhD University of Texas at Austin 1991
  • MA University of Texas at Austin 1987
  • BA(Hons) University of Western Ontario 1985
Tan Joo Ean currently teaches Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. She has also worked at the National University of Singapore, and at the University of Washington in Seattle where she was a post-doctoral fellow.
Research Interests
Marriage and Family Issues; Identity and Social Change; Southeast Asia (urban); Social Demography.
Current Projects
  • Social, economic and political change and family patterns in Reformasi Indonesia
Selected Publications
  • JooEan Tan. (2016, July). Family Ties and Social Networks of Married Women in Post-Reformasi Jakarta, Indonesia. Paper presented at Third ISA Forum of Sociology, University of Vienna.
  • Tan JooEan. (2015, August). The meaning of marriage and the role of family: A study of never-married women in Bangkok, 1997 and 2012. Paper presented at ISA RC06 2015 Seminar on “Individualisation, Internationalisation and Family Policy, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Dommaraju, Premchand and JooEan Tan. (2014). Households in Contemporary Southeast Asia. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 45(4), 559-580.
  • Tan JE and A Situmorang. (2014, July). How has Reformasi affected family life? The views of women in Jakarta, Indonesia.. Paper presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Tan JE. (2014). How do never-married women view women’s place in the family and society? An exploratory study of women in Bangkok, 1997 and 2012. Discrepancies between Behavior and Attitudes toward Marriage and Fertility in Asia.

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