Dr. Junjia Ye

Dr. Junjia Ye


Junjia Ye was a postdoctoral research fellow in urban geography with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic as part of the GLOBALDIVERCITIES project. She is also a visiting research fellow at the Asia Research Institute at NUS. She received her PhD in geography at The University of British Columbia in 2011. Her research interests lie at the intersections of cultural diversity, critical cosmopolitanism, class, gender studies and the political-economic development of urban Southeast Asia. Alongside extensive ethnographic research methods, she also uses techniques of film and photography to further create visual narratives through her work. She is currently finishing her first book, entitled Inequality in the Global City: The Division of Labour and the Politics of Cosmopolitanism in Singapore.



[forthcoming] “Inequality in the global city: the division of labour and politics of cosmopolitanism in Singapore”, Palgrave-Macmillan, Hampshire, UK.

Articles in Refereed Journals

[2014] “Labour recruitment and its class and gender intersections: a comparative analysis of workers in Singapore’s segmented labour force”,  Geoforum, Vol.51, pp. 183-190.

[2013] “Notes from Migrant Encounters: Visualizing Singapore’s diversity through South Asian male migrants in Singapore”, Journal of Tropical Geography, doi:10.1111/sjtg.12034.

[2013] “Migrant masculinities: Bangladeshi men in Singapore’s labour force” in Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, doi: 10.1080/ 0966369X.2013.817966.

[2011] together with P.F. Kelly, “Workplace Cosmopolitanism in Singapore” in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol.37(5), Special Issue, eds Yeoh, B.S.A. and Huang, S.

Articles in Edited Volumes

[forthcoming] “Situating diversity in the global city: challenges and possibilities in Singapore” in Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies, Routledge.

[2013] "Migrant Landscapes: A Spatial Analysis of South Asian Male Migrants in Singapore" in Changing Landscapes of Singapore: Old Tensions, New Discoveries" eds Ho, E., Woon, C.Y. and Ramdas, K., pp 142 - 157, NUS Press, Singapore.

Other publications

[2012] Working men: Bangladeshi migrants in the global labour force. MMG Working Paper WP 12-13.   [pdf]