Professor Vineeta Sinha

Track 1 Moderator

Professor Vineeta Sinha
Professor, Department of Sociology,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Vineeta Sinha is Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. She holds a Masters in Social Science from the National University of Singapore, and a Masters of Arts degree and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include of Hindu religiosity in the Diaspora, intersections of religion, commodification and consumption processes, interface of religion and materiality, religion-state encounters in colonial and post-colonial moments, formation of concepts and categories in the social sciences, Eurocentric and Androcentric critique of classical sociological theory, pedagogy and innovating alternative teaching practices. Her publications include - A New God in the Diaspora? Muneeswaran Worship in Contemporary Singapore (2005, Singapore: NUS Press and Nordic Institute of Asian Studies); Religion and Commodification: Merchandising Diasporic Hinduism (2010, London: Routledge); Religion-State Encounters in Hindu Domains: From the Straits Settlements to Singapore (2011 Dordrecht: Springer); Singapore Chronicles: INDIANS (2015, Singapore: Singapore Press Holdings); Food, Foodways and Foodscapes: Culture, Community and Consumption in Post-Colonial Singapore (Co-edited with Lily Kong, 2015, Singapore: World Scientific Press); Sociological Theory Beyond the Canon (co-authored with Syed Farid Alatas, 2017, London: Palgrave-Macmillan) and Southeast Asian Anthropologies (Co-edited with Eric Thompson, Singapore: NUS Press, 2019). She is Associate Editor of The Sociological Quarterly, Editorial Board Member of the American Ethnologist, Current Sociology and Co-Editor of the Routledge International Library of Sociology

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