Chua Beng Huat

Social Sciences (Urban Studies)



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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

Prof Chua’s 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. Prof Chua is also the founding co-executive editor of the journal, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.

Housing and Social Inequality
Urban Studio 1 Capstone