Academic Profile

Priscilla Koh is an anthropologist and historian whose research interests are in Southeast Asian history, culture and society, particularly those to do with ethnic identity and belonging, social memory and identity, transnational migration and ties, and the narratives of marginalised communities.

She was a lecturer at the University of Liverpool in Singapore, where she taught classes on youth crime and justice, transnational crime and victimology. Prior to that, Priscilla was a researcher at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), where she was involved in national longitudinal studies on youth offenders, and on well-being and burn-out factors of front-line officers.
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Dr Priscilla Koh
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences

Migration & Diaspora, Refugees, Race, Ethnicity & Ethnic Identity in Southeast Asia, Social Memories, Narratives of the Marginalised and Vulnerable Segments of Society, Deviance & Subcultures, Youth Crime & Justice.
  • 'The Stories They Carried' - Reflections of Vietnamese-Canadians 40 years after that War" in Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees. Vol. 32(2), January 2016.

  • "'You Can Come Home Again?' - Return of Second Generation Viet Kieu and "Narratives of Home and Belonging in Vietnam" in SOJOURN - Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. Vol. 20 (1), March 2015.

  • “Return of the Lost Generation? Search for Belonging, Identity among Second Generation Viet Kieu” in Revisiting the Myth of Return in an Age of Transnationalism: Case Studies from Asia. Edited by Michiel Baas. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

  • "Persistent Ambiguities: Vietnamese Ethnology in the Doi Moi Period (1986-2001)," in Explorations Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Vol 5 (1).