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Dr Sin Yee Koh Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies

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Dr Sin Yee Koh

Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies sinyee.koh@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Koh Sin Yee is Assistant Professor of Geography at the IAS. She was previously Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong. Her research, positioned at the intersection of migration studies and urban studies, is informed by three areas of interests: (1) postcolonial geography and colonial legacies; (2) migration/mobilities and citizenship; and (3) urbanisation, inequality and social change.

EDUCATION

PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Transnational migration and mobilities (particularly education migration as a first step to long-term and onward migration; cross-border and transnational family lives)
- Citizenship: differentiated identity, membership, and rights
- Colonial legacies (particularly ethnicity, education, social class)
- Urbanisation, inequality, financialisation, and social change
- Intermediaries, agents and brokers (in relation to migration and urbanisation)
- Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, China

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Chan, Y.W. & Koh, S.Y. (Eds.) (in press, expected 2018) New Chinese Migrations: Mobility, Home, and Inspirations. Routledge.

Koh, S.Y. (2017) Race, Education, and Citizenship: Mobile Malaysians, British Colonial Legacies, and A Culture of Migration. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-50344-2

Forrest, R., Koh, S.Y., and Wissink, B. (Eds.) (2017) Cities and the Super-Rich: Real Estate, Elite Practices, and Urban Political Economies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54834-4

Koh, S.Y., and Wissink, B. (2017, online first) Enabling, Creating and Structuring Elite Transnational Lifestyles: Intermediaries of the Super-Rich and the Elite Mobilities industry. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2017.1315509

Rogers, D., and Koh, S.Y. (2017) The Globalisation of Real Estate: The Politics and Practice of Foreign Real Estate Investment. International Journal of Housing Policy, 17(1), 1–14. doi:10.1080/19491247.2016.1270618


TOP PUBLICATIONS

Koh, S.Y., Wissink, B., and Forrest, R. (2016) Reconsidering the Super-rich: Variations, Structural Conditions, and Urban Consequences. In I. Hay and J. Beaverstock (Eds.) Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich (pp. 18–40). Cheltenham; Norhampton, MA: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9781783474042.00008

Koh, S.Y. (2015) How and Why Race Matters: Malaysian-Chinese Transnational Migrants Interpreting and Practising Bumiputera-Differentiated Citizenship. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(3), 531–550. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2014.937327

Koh, S.Y. (2015) State-led Talent Return Migration Programme and the Doubly Neglected ‘Malaysian Diaspora’: Whose Diaspora, What Citizenship, Whose Development? Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 36(2), 183–200. doi: 10.1111/sjtg.12107

Koh, S.Y. (2015) Postcolonial Approaches to Migration in Asia: Reflections and Projections. Geography Compass, 9(8), 432–444. doi:10.1111/gec3.12226

Koh, S.Y. (2014) Diasporic ‘Unbelonging’ to Malaysia and Singapore: Second-Generation Malaysian-Chinese Migrants in Singapore. In Y. W. Chan, D. Haines, and J. H. X. Lee (Eds.), The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility – Volume I (pp. 358–372). Newcastle upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


GRANT DETAILS

URC/ORI/URC/RG(337)/U01, "Investing in ‘Homes’ Across the Border: Comparing the Cases of Brunei-Miri and Singapore Johor Bahru", PI, Jan 2016-Jun 2017


CONSULTANCY

Consultant, Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad, Dec 2012-Nov 2013


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Architecture and urban development (private and public sectors in Singapore)


STARTUP

Founder of collaborative blog, Urban Vignettes (http://www.urbanvignettes.org), 2012-present


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