Junjia Ye is Assistant Professor in Human Geography at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) who completed her PhD in Geography at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban Geography with the GLOBALDIVERCITIES project at MPI. 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 create visual narratives through her work. The fundamental question that underlies her research is what accounts for how social and economic differences are constituted through people’s mobilities to, through and from diversifying cities? Her recent work has been published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Annals of the American Association of Geographers and Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Her first monograph entitled Class inequality in the global city: migrants, workers and cosmopolitanism in Singapore (2016, Palgrave Macmillan) won Labour History’s annual book prize.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
May - June 2018