Senior Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies Koh Sin Yee participated in the Asia Regional Learning Workshop held on 26-27 July 2023 at Monash University Malaysia. The workshop is part of the Women RISE Initiative, a Canadian initiative launched in March 2022 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), […]Read More
Dr Koh Sin Yee is Senior Assistant Professor in Asian Migration, Mobility and Diaspora at the IAS. She is also Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia.
She is a human geographer with 8+ years postdoctoral experience in leading universities in Hong Kong, Brunei, and Malaysia.
Her work is positioned in migration studies, urban studies and postcolonial geography. It uses the lens of migration and mobility to understand the circulations of people, capital, and aspirations in and through cities.
• Migration mobilities and inclusion/exclusion
• Urban capital and enabling agents (e.g. intermediaries, migration industry, migration infrastructure)
• China and Chinese worlds
• Multicultural education
• Youth, education and mobilities
Koh, S.Y. (2017). Race, Education and Citizenship: Mobile Malaysians, British Colonial Legacies, and a Culture of Migration. Palgrave Macmillan.
Chan, Y.W. & Koh, S.Y. (Eds.) (2018). New Chinese Migrations: Mobility, Home, and Inspirations. Routledge.
Rogers, D., & Koh, S.Y. (Eds.) (2018). The Globalisation of Real Estate: The Politics and Practice of Foreign Real Estate Investment. Routledge.
Forrest, R., Koh, S.Y., & Wissink, B. (Eds.) (2017). Cities and the Super-Rich: Real Estate, Elite Practices and Urban Political Economies. Palgrave Macmillan.
Koh, S. Y. (2022). The inversion of majority/minority at the de/reterritorialised urban higher education enclave: Xiamen University Malaysia. Urban Studies. doi: 10.1177/00420980221109135
Koh, S. Y., & Sin, I. L. (2022). Race, whiteness and internationality in transnational education: Academic and teacher expatriates in Malaysia. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 45(4), 656–676. doi: 10.1080/01419870.2021.1977362
Cheng, Y., & Koh, S. Y. (2022). The ‘soft infrastructure’ of the Belt and Road Initiative: Imaginaries, affinities and subjectivities in Chinese transnational education. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. doi: 10.1111/sjtg.12420
Koh, S. Y. (2021). Disrupted geographic arbitrage and differential capacities of coping in later-life: Anglo-Western teacher expatriates in Brunei. International Migration Review, 55(2), 322–346. doi: 10.1177/0197918320926910
Koh, S. Y. (2021). The interurban migration industry: ‘Migration products’ and the materialisation of urban speculation at Iskandar Malaysia. Urban Studies. doi: 10.1177/0042098021992219
Koh, S.Y., & Sin, I.L. (2020). Academic and Teacher Expatriates: Mobilities, Positionalities and Subjectivities. Geography Compass, 14(5), e12487. doi: 10.1111/gec3.12487
Koh, S.Y., & Harris, A. (2020). Multicultural Reflexivity: University Students Negotiating ‘Pockets’ and ‘Strings’ of Multiculturalism in Malaysia. Children’s Geographies. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1713300
Koh, S.Y., & Wissink, B. (2018). Enabling, Structuring and Creating Elite Transnational Lifestyles: Intermediaries of the Super-Rich and the Elite Mobilities Industry. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(4), 592-609. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1315509
Koh, S.Y. (2015). Postcolonial Approaches to Migration in Asia: Reflections and Projections. Geography Compass, 9(8), 432-444. doi: 10.1111/gec3.12226
Koh, S.Y. (2015). How and Why Race Matters: Malaysian-Chinese Transnational Migrants Interpreting and Practising Bumiputera-Differentiated Citizenship. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(3), 531-550. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2014.937327
Invited Encyclopaedia Entries
Koh, S.Y. (2020) Inequality. In Kobayashi, A. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2nd ed.) (pp. 269-277). Elsevier.
Koh, S.Y. (2020) Super Rich. In Kobayashi, A. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2nd ed.) (pp. 127-131). Elsevier.
Senior Assistant Professor Sin Yee Koh of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) has co-edited a journal special issue entitled “The Urbanising Dynamics of Global China: Speculation, Articulation, and Translation in Global Capitalism” with Professor Hyun Bang Shin (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Dr Yimin Zhao […]Read More
Senior Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies Koh Sin Yee was a panellist on the Urban Futures panel at the LSE SEAC-KRI Malaysia Futures Forum, held on 31 May and 1 June in Kuala Lumpur. The 2-day forum was co-organised by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at the […]Read More
Southeast Asia is a region with diverse cultures and languages. Scholars based in Southeast Asia are relatively well-published in local journals in English and local languages. However, internationally recognised published research by Southeast Asian social science scholars who are based in the region is still limited. This is even more so for early career researchers […]Read More
The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) recently held a seminar on “Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Migration Mobilities in Asia – Dialogue #1 Lifestyle Migration.” Facilitated by Senior Professor Koh Sin Yee (IAS), the seminar engaged with the work on mobility in Asia of Dr. Sirijit Sunanta (Mahidol University), Dr. Mayumi […]Read More