Advisory Board

The Advisory Board comprises of senior academics from Singapore and overseas.

Prof. Chua Beng Huat
Head of Urban Studies

  Prof. Chua Beng Huat is a founding figure in Asian Cultural Studies.

  At NUS, Prof. Chua has been the Provost Chair Professor for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as the Research Leader for the Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute. He has also headed NUS’s Department of Sociology.

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Goh
National University of Singapore
Deputy Head of Sociology

  Assoc. Prof. Goh researches the cultural politics of global city-making in Penang, Singapore, and Hong Kong. His scholarship extends the boundaries of postcolonial theory, post-Marxist theory, and comparative historical sociology.

Prof. Helen Leung
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
Co-Director, Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research

  Prof. Leung’s affiliations include Canada’s Institute for Performance Studies, the Centre for the Policy Study of Culture & Communities, the David Lam Centre for International Communication, and the World Literature Program. She has engaged the Chinese diaspora through columns in the  星島日報 Sing Tao Daily broadsheet.

  Prof. Leung’s current research focuses on transpacific film cities and on the representational politics of Queer Asia in film.

Prof. Nikos Papastergiadis
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures.
Professor in School of Culture and Communication

  Prof. Papastergiadis, in addition to his academic leadership duties, provides strategic consultancies for government agencies on issues relating to cultural identity and works on collaborative projects with artists and theorists of international repute such as John Berger, Jimmie Durham and Sonya Boyce.

  His long involvement with the ground-breaking international journal Third Text, as both co-editor and author, was a formative experience in the development of an interdisciplinary and cross cultural research model, which continues to inform his research practice.


Prof. C.J. Wee Wan-Ling
Nanyang Technological University
Professor of English, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

  Prof. Wee’s academic career includes research stints in Cornell, Cambridge, and Delhi, and he is on the editorial board of Modern Asian Studies.

  He is interested in the idea of “Asia”, cultural and postcolonial theory, and modernity and modernism in Euro-America and East Asia. He has published on East Asian popular culture and theatre, and currently researches the cultural politics of East Asian art exhibitions.

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