Executive Committee 2010-2014
Members of the Executive Committee Vineeta Sinha
Associate Professor teaches at the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. She obtained her M.Soc. Sci from the National University of Singapore and an M.A and Ph.D in Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include the critique of concepts and categories in the social sciences, the history of the social sciences, teaching of sociological theory, sociology and anthropology of religion, the Hindu Diaspora and the political economy of health care in medically plural societies. She is currently Deputy Head, Department of Sociology, NUS. She was appointed as the sole academic editor of a new publication concept for the International Sociological Association publication, the e-Bulletin, launched in July 2005. She is also currently the Deputy Editor of the Asian Journal of Social Science, published by Brill, Leiden and one of three academic editors of the Monograph Series, Social Sciences in Asia, published under the imprint of Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden. A member of ISA RC22 Sociology of Religion. She writes in a range of diverse fields.
Select publications include her first book, A New God in the Diaspora? Muneeswaran Worship in Contemporary Singapore (Singapore University Press & Nordic Institute of Asian Studies 2005). ‘Decentring Social Sciences in practice through individual actions and choices’ (2003, Current Sociology), ‘’Hinduism’ and ‘Taoism’ in Singapore: Seeing points of convergence’ (2008, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies).
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