YANG Peidong

Assistant Professor

Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

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BSc Hons. (1st Class) (NTU, Singapore); Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (Distinction) (Cardiff University, UK); M.Phil Sociology (Cardiff University, UK); D.Phil Education (University of Oxford, UK)


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Research Interests
Diversity and identity, Globalization and migration, International student mobility (ISM), Singapore society, Social Studies education, Sociology of education

  • YANG Peidong is an Assistant Professor at Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Singapore. He received his BSc in Maritime Studies (Hons, 1st Class) from Nanyang Technological University, but moved on to train as a social scientist by obtaining a Master of Philosophy in sociology from Cardiff University (UK), and subsequently a Doctor of Philosophy in education from the University of Oxford. Peidong’s main research interests are international educational mobility (particularly international students), migration and its social/cultural consequences, and the sociology/anthropology of education. To a lesser extent, he is also interested in and has written on media/internet-related sociocultural phenomena in contemporary China. In short, Peidong is interested in questions of class, identity, diversity, and social transformation in the larger context of globalization via the empirical lenses of international students, migration/mobility, and media. 

    • Identity and diversity
    • Globalization
    • Sociology of education

    • International student mobility (ISM);
    • Sociology of education;
    • Diversity and identity;
    • Globalization and migration;
    • Social Studies education;
    • Singapore society