13th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies
Date : 23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Venue : AS8 Level 4, Seminar Room 04-04
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260
National University of Singapore @ KRC
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This forum is organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; with funding support from the Henry Luce Foundation, USA.

The 13th Graduate Forum is one of the flagship events of the Asia Research Institute (ARI). This event provides a platform for graduate students from around the world working on Southeast Asia to communicate and interact, as they mature into the next generation of academic leaders. The sessions which allows them to present their work are organised thematically around the themes broadly reflecting the core research strengths of ARI, including the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, population and social change. The five-day Forum coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2018, which brings 28 graduate students to ARI for a six-week period of research, mentoring and participation in an academic writing workshop.

This year, there are two components to the Graduate Forum:

23-24 JULY | SKILLS BASED SESSIONS (Open to the Graduate Forum Students and Invited Participants only)

The first two days of the forum will be dedicated to skills based sessions during which senior scholars will address various topics such as how to get published in peer-reviewed journals, how to apply for international grants, and how to deal with conflicting reviews. Two Visiting Senior Research Fellows who are also part of the Fellowship Programme will contribute to these sessions as well. Meredith L. Weiss (University at Albany – State University of New York) and Sunil Amrith (Harvard University) will take part in the final roundtable on how to flourish as an early career academic.

25-27 JULY | FORUM (Graduate Students' Presentations)

During these three days, graduate students will present their work in sessions organized thematically. In addition, there will be 3 keynote lectures by professors Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sun Sun Lim (Singapore University of Technology and Design) and Deborah Wong (University of California – Riverside).


ARI was established as a university-level institute in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). It aims to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region. ARI engages the social sciences broadly defined, and especially interdisciplinary frontiers between and beyond disciplines. One of ARI’s aims is to foster research on Southeast Asia, in particular by scholars from the region.


Admission is free, and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We would greatly appreciate if you register your interest in attending to Ms Tay Minghua via email: minghua.tay@nus.edu.sg.


Dr Michiel BAAS, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Fiona WILLIAMSON, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Amelia FAUZIA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Celine CODEREY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Gustav BROWN, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr HU Shu, Asia Research Institute, and Centre for Family and Population Research, NUS
Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Assoc Prof Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS

Contact Person(s)
Minghua TAY