|Asst Prof Teo You Yenn|
Division of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD (Sociology) University of California, Berkeley 2005
- MA (Sociology) University of California, Berkeley 2001
- BA (Mass Comm & Sociology) University of California, Berkeley 1998
|Teo You Yenn is Assistant Professor in the Division of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. Prior to joining NTU, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute, NUS. |
She teaches in the areas of classical social theory; qualitative methodology in social research; social movements; political sociology, and the sociology of gender.
Her work on state-society relations, gender politics, family policies, and the production of political culture has appeared in Critical Asian Studies; Signs; Population, Space and Place; and Economy and Society. She edited a special issue in Economy and Society titled “Asian Families as Sites of State Politics” (August 2010, Vol. 39, Issue 3). Her book, Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How family policies make state and society, was published by Routledge in 2011. Her current research focuses on how welfare is conceptualized in Singapore.
|State-society relations; the politics of welfare and family; poverty in Singapore; gender inequalities.|
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2013-)
|Current Projects |
- Everyday lives of the low-income in Singapore
- The Politics of Family and Welfare in Asia
- Youyenn Teo. (2010). Asian Families as site of state politics: introduction. Economy and Society, 39(3), 309-316.
- Youyenn Teo. (2010). Shaping the Singapore family, producing the state and society. Economy and Society, 39(3), 337-359.
- Youyenn Teo. (2009). Gender disarmed: How gendered policies produce gender-neutral politics in Singapore. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 34(3), 533-557.
- Y. Teo, N.Piper. (2009). Foreigners in our homes: linking migration and family policies in Singapore. Population, Space and Place, 15(2), 147-159.
- Teo You Yenn. (2007). Inequality for the greater good: gendered state rule in Singapore. Critical Asian Studies, 39(3), 263-284.