Social Sciences in Asia is a book series initiated by the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. The Series welcomes submissions from sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, economists, geographers, historians and cultural studies specialists working on any aspect of Asia. Its interdisciplinary and comparative orientations aim to encompass a broad range of theoretical and substantive interests, where we publish both monographs as well as edited volumes.
Kelvin E.Y. Low is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, National University of Singapore. Apart from serving as academic editor for the Social Sciences in Asia series with Brill, he also contributes as member of the editorial advisory board of The Senses and Society (Taylor & Francis), and of the book series on Perspectives on Sensory History (Penn State University Press). He is author or co-editor of 6 books, with the most recent being Sensory Anthropology: Culture and Experience in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2023).
Thomas Stodulka is Associate Professor of Social, Cultural, and Psychological Anthropology at FU Berlin. His work focuses on affect, emotion, childhood and adolescence, alternative economies and education, mental health, and affective methodologies. He conducted long-term fieldwork with street-related children, young men and women in Indonesia, and he has directed international projects on the role of affect and emotion in fieldwork and ethnography, envy in transcultural perspectives, economies of solidarity, and critical perspectives on big data. His current work focuses on eco-social movements, permaculture, and liberation pedagogies in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Sidharthan Maunaguru is Associate Professor in Anthropology at Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and South Asian Studies programme at National University of Singapore. His research focuses on anthropology of war, violence, migration, politics, religion, sovereignty, conscience, ethics and future/s. His work often includes multi-site fieldwork on Sri Lankan Tamil communities and intersects with anthropology, history and philosophy. He has published in number of peer-reviewed journals including Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, Modern Asian Studies, and Comparative Studies on Society and History.