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​HSS Sociologist Awarded Prestigious Fung Fellowship

Published on: 30-Jul-2015



Assistant Professor Laavanya Kathiravelu from the Division of Sociology at HSS has been selected by Princeton University as a Fung Fellow in the 2015-2016 Fung Global Fellows Programme. She will spend 10 months at the Ivy League institution working on a series of publications related to this year's Programme theme of "Ethnic Identities and Politics".

Her project draws from previously collected interview, ethnographic and archival data from field sites of Singapore and Dubai to understand and interrogate affective and non-formal modes of performative citizenship in the two city-states. The project suggests that ethnographic examinations of Asian migrations offer alternatives in conceptualising the politics of urban integration in more processual and transnational terms.

As only six Fellowships are awarded annually, Assistant Professor Laavanya welcomes the "the opportunity to interact with top scholars from around the world working on similar themes and issues."

About the Fung Global Fellows Programme:

The Fung Global Fellows Program brings exceptional international early-career faculty members working in the social sciences and the humanities to Princeton for a year of research, writing, and collaboration. It is administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year, only six Fellowships are awarded.

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