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1809, 2020

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Digital Asymmetries in Transnational Communication of Chinese ‘Study Mothers’: Expectation, Autonomy and Gender Positioning in the Household

Synopsis In contemporary society, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are widely cherished for helping transnational households preserve a coherent sense of familyhood despite geographical separation. Despite ICTs having positive benefits for the maintenance of long-distance intimacies, digital asymmetries characterized by gaps in routines, emotional experiences and outcomes of ICT use can also emerge between family members of different structural, social and geographical […]
1709, 2020

IMD-SUTD Smart City Index Virtual Roundtable

Synopsis The COVID-19 global pandemic has dramatically changed the way we work, live and play. As the pandemic takes its toll on the global economy, cities around the world have shown varying success in dealing with the issues brought about by COVID-19. But how did smart cities fare, as compared to other cities? Were the issues better managed, and did they deliver better […]
1609, 2020

WEBINAR: Does lower population density moderate COVID-19 infection rate? Evidence from Tanah Merah, North Jakarta

Abstract One of the more polarizing debates over COVID-19 is whether high population density leads to high infection rates. A body of evidence has emerged which suggests that higher population density is generally associated with higher infection rates while lower population density areas would have comparatively lower rates (Ahmadi et al. 2020; Rocklöv and Sjödin, 2020; Wang et al., 2020). Yet, there […]
2008, 2020

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Image and the Total Utopia: Scaling Raciolinguistic Belonging in Singapore

Synopsis This talk presents preliminary findings from 20 months of dissertation fieldwork research, conducted between late 2018 and early 2020. It examines how a Singaporean identity is differentially constructed by state representatives; artists and arts communities; language professionals; and tourism industry personnel in public media, formal events, and informal interaction, both on- and offline. I argue that Singaporean identity, despite being an […]