Links to publications

In this page I include links to selected commentaries, academic articles, interviews, multimedia and other material that I have written or to which I have contributed. For a complete list of my publications, please see my CV.


  • “From public sociology to collective knowledge-production”, pp. 54-65 in The Routledge International Handbook of Public Sociology, edited by Leslie Hossfeld, Brooke Kelly, and Cassius Hossfeld (Routledge, 2021)
  • (with Ng Kok Hoe, Neo Yu Wei, Ad Maulod and Ting Yi-Ting) “Measuring needs and setting standards in Singapore” in Researching Minimum Income Standards: International and Comparative Policy Perspectives, edited by Christopher Deeming (Policy Press, 2020)
    “Seeing a story to get to a case”, pp. 34-43 in They Told Us to Move, edited by Ng Kok Hoe and the Cassia Resettlement Team (Ethos Books, 2019)
  • “Falling Short: Class and the Performance of the Familial”, pp. 96-111 in Family and Population Change in Singapore: A unique case in the global family changes, edited by Wei-Jun Jean Yeung and Shu Hu (Routledge, 2018)
  • Poor people don’t like oats either” in Living with Myths in Singapore, edited by Loh Kah Seng, Thum Ping Tjin and Jack Meng-Tat Chia (Ethos Books, 2017)
  • “Not everyone has ‘maids’: class differentials in the elusive quest for work-life balance.” Gender, Place & Culture 23(8): 1164-78 (2016)
  • “Interrogating the limits of welfare reforms in Singapore.” Development and Change 46(1): 95-120 (2015)
  • “Support for deserving families: inventing the anti-welfare familialist state in Singapore.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society 20(3): 386-406 (2013)
  • “Shaping the Singapore family, producing state and society.” Economy and Society 39(3): 337-359 (2010)
  • “Gender disarmed: How gendered policies produce gender-neutral politics in Singapore.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 34(3): 533-558 (2009)