Liberal arts experiments in Asia and the Citizenship Question. Paper presented at ‘Theorizing Citizenship in Higher Education: Student, Agency, and Change’, 5-9 April 2017, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston.

Tracing differentiation, correlation, and contradiction in youths’ degree-seeking strategies within Singapore. Paper presented at ‘Youth Mobilities and Immobilities in the Asia-Pacific’, 7-8 November 2016, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. (listen here)

Learning in neoliberal times: private degree students and the politics value (trans)coding in Singapore. Paper presented at ‘Geographies of Education’, 19-23 August 2015, 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography, Oxford.

Chasing the degree: emotional life under neoliberalisation through the lens of private degree students in Singapore. Paper presented at ‘Educational Transitions: Changes, Contexts and Geographies’, 26-29 August 2014, RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London.

Becoming ‘included’ in neoliberal times: private degree students and their strategies to ‘belong’ in contemporary Singapore. Paper presented at ‘Inclusionary Youth: Changes, Challenges and Responsibilities’, 18-22 August 2014, IGU Regional Conference 2014, Krakow, Poland.

The emotional dimension of cultural capital: Singaporean youth doing aspiration through private higher education, Paper presented at ‘Youthful Futures? Aspirations, Education and Employment in Asia’, 5-6 May 2014, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

We don’t care how much better, it’s just better”: Student mobilities, aspirations, and the construction of ‘left-behind’ places, Paper presented at ‘Education Mobilities in East Asia’, 16-18 May 2012, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

Student migrants in Singapore: Reading transnational intimacies through time and space, Paper presented at ‘Critical Geographies of Young People: Globalization, Time, and Space’, 24-28 February 2012, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York.

Student migrants in Singapore: time-space narratives of youth, transition, and futurity, Paper presented at ‘Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion Graduate Conference’, 21-22 February 2012, National University of Singapore (in collaboration with St. John’s College, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia and Metropolis British Columbia), Singapore.

Marriage, money and masculinity: Singaporean husbands and their negotiations of transnational topographies, Paper (with Yeoh, BSA) presented at ‘The Nexus of Migration and Masculinity in the Asian Context Conference’, 15-16 July 2010, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.


Cultural Production of ‘Values beyond Value’: a case of private degree students in Singapore, Presented at Humanities and Social Sciences ‘Brown Bag’ Seminar, 24 February 2016, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Education, Youth, and Globalisation: Young People’s of Private Higher Education in Singapore, Presented at St Peter’s College Foundation & Diggle Scholarship Luncheon with Scholar, 7 February 2013, University of Oxford.

Southeast Asian Students, Intimacies, and their Mobility Projects – Methodological Issues, Paper presented at Graduate Student Workshop with Professor Helena Wulff on Visual Ethnography, 28 Jan 2011, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

Fat politics matters: On two accounts of materializing bodily matter, Paper presented at Gender Minor Symposium 2009 organized by Minor in Gender Studies Programme, National University of Singapore.

‘Between ‘helping hand’ and reality: Problems, experiences and inflexibilities of Ministry of Manpower’s Temporary Job Scheme’, Paper presented at Research Sharing Session 2008 organized by Transient Workers Count Too, Singapore.