Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Teo You Yenn
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences
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TEO You Yenn is Associate Professor and Provost’s Chair in Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research focuses on poverty and inequality, governance and policy, gender and class inequalities. Ongoing projects focus on care/welfare regimes and minimum income standards. She is the author of Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How family policies make state and society (Routledge, 2011) and This is What Inequality Looks Like (Ethos Books, 2018). She is a founding editor of AcademiaSG, which promotes Singapore scholarship and public discourse. More information about her work at:
Public policy and governance; state and the familial; minimum income standards; gender and class inequalities; poverty; Singapore.
  • Provost's Chair in Sociology (Teo You Yenn)
2019 Woman of Insight, AWARE Awards
2018 Finalist, The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year
2016 Feminist Scholar Activist Award, American Sociological Association Sex and Gender Section
2014 Nanyang Education Award (School)
Courses Taught
Sociology of Gender
Social Class and Inequality
Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Theory
Qualitative Methodology in Social Research
Power, Politics, and the State
Social Movements