Dr Sylvia ANG
Designation : Postdoctoral Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-38
Telephone : N/A
Status : Staff

Dr Ang has commenced a two-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Asian Migration cluster with effect from 2 July 2018.

Dr Sylvia Ang is a migration scholar and graduated from the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Melbourne. She is passionate about migration issues and social justice. She has published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Gender, Place and Culture, Postcolonial Studies and Cultural Studies Review. Her research interests include transnational labour migrants, cultural racism, co-ethnicity, intersectionality, post-colonialism, ethnography and digital ethnography. Her PhD dissertation investigated the politics of co-ethnicity between Chinese-Singaporeans and newly arrived Chinese migrants in Singapore. She has taught various undergraduate and Master courses including Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations, Development in the 21st century, Race, Ethnicity and Racism, Rethinking Rights and Development, and more.

At ARI, Dr Ang will be working on her book entitled ‘Contesting Chinese-ness: Co-ethnic tensions between migrants and locals in contemporary Singapore’. Based on six months of fieldwork in Singapore, her book employs an ethnographic method involving both traditional and digital ethnography. Her book aims to demonstrate through the lens of culture, how migrants and hosts imagine one’s social existence alongside others.