Head of Studies, Urban Studies
Professor Chua Beng Huat received his PhD from York University, Canada. He has previously served as Provost Chair Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Science (2009-2017), Research Leader, Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster, Asia Research Institute (2000-2015); Convenor Cultural Studies Programmes (2008-2013) and Head, the Department of Sociology (2009-2015), National University of Singapore.
Urban and Housing Studies
Cultural Studies in Asia
Comparative Political Economy of Southeast Asia
His book publications include: as author, The Golden Shoe: Building Singapore’s Financial District (1989), Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore, Political Legitimacy and Housing: Stakeholding in Singapore, Life is Not Complete without Shopping, Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture and, Political Liberalism Disavowed: communitarianism and state capitalism in Singapore (2017); as editor, Singapore Studies II: Critical Studies; Consumption in Asia: lifestyles and identities, Communitarian Politics in Asia and, Elections as Popular Culture in Asia. Professor Chua is also the founding co-executive editor of the journal, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.
Housing and Social Inequality
Urban Studio 1 Capstone