Chan-Hoong Leong

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  • Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
  • Head, Policy Development, Evaluation, and Data Analytics, Verian/Kantar Public
  • Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Research, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Head (Social Lab) and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
  • PhD (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • M.Sc. (Applied GIS) (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • M.Sc. (Statistics) (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • M.A. (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • B.SocSci (Hons) (National University of Singapore, Singapore)


Category: Alumni


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Areas of interest

Immigration; racial relations; national identity and narratives; human-environment interactions

Selected publications (last five years)

Leong, C.H. (in press). What egalitarianism means to individuals from unequal societies. In Lily Arasaratnam-Smith & Ripley Smith (Ed.), Communicating in Intercultural Spaces. Routledge.

Leong, C.H. (2024). Insights: The Unbearable Lightness of "Othering". In Leong, C.H., Lim, C., & Huang, H.Y. (ed.), Confident Identities, Connected Communities, pp. 251-260. Singapore: World Scientific.

Leong, C.H., Lim, C., & Huang, H.Y. (2024). Confident Identities, Connected Communities (Ed.). Singapore: World Scientific.

Sengstschmid, U., & Leong, C.H. (2023). How Power Distance Shapes Social and Employment Protections in Asian Societies. In J. Wood, J. Ramsay, K. Thirumaran, & E. Ng (Ed.), Managing People Across Asia-Pacific: An Organizational Psychology Approach, pp. 377-402, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Komisarof, A., Leong, C.H., & Lim, T. (2023). Constructions of Japanese national identity: Host views using a social marker of acceptance framework. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 94.

Chin, W.-C.B., Feng, C.-C., Leong, C.H., Pang, J.V., Clapham, H.E., Nara, A., Tsou, M.-H., & Wang, Y.-C. (2023).  Integrating local and neighboring area influences into vulnerability modeling of infectious diseases in Singapore. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 121.

Loh, C.E., Sun, B.Q., & Leong, C.H. (2022). Reading identities, mobilities and reading futures: Critical spatial perspectives on adolescent access to literacy resources. Harvard Educational Review, 92(1), 55-85.

Leong, C.H. (2022). Singapore in 2021: Navigating through domestic and global crises. Southeast Asian Affairs. 309-323. ISBN: 9789814951180

Leong, C.H., Chin, W.C.B., Feng, C.-C., & Wang, Y.-C. (2021). A Socio-ecological Perspective on COVID-19 Spatiotemporal Integrated Vulnerability in Singapore.  In Shaw, S.L., & Sui, D. (Ed.), Mapping COVID-19 in Space and Time: Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Global Pandemic, pp. 81-111. Springer.

Leong, C.H., Tan, S.J., Minton, E.A., & Tambyah, S.K. (2021). Economic hardship and neighbourhood diversity: Influences on consumer well-being. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 55(4), 1226-1248.

Lim, T., & Leong, C.H. (2021).  “Whose narratives?” Divergence in How History is Organised Across Generations and its Impact on Well-being. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 24(3), 349-363.

Leong, C.H. & Yap, Y. (2020). Geographic Segregation in Singapore: The Emerging Schism in Our Social Contour. In Chong, T. (Ed), Navigating Differences: Integration in Singapore, pp. 231-247. Singapore: ISEAS (ISBN 13: 9789814881265 ISBN 10: 9814881260)

Leong, C.H., Teng, E., & Ko, W. (2020). The State of Ethnic Congregation in Singapore Today.  In Leong C.H., & Malone-Lee L.C. (Ed.), Building Resilient Neighbourhoods: The Convergence of Policies, Research, and Practice, pp. 29-49, Singapore: Springer.

Leong, C.H., & Malone-Lee, L.C. (2020). Building Resilient Neighbourhoods: The Convergence of Policies, Research, and Practice (Ed.). Singapore: Springer.

Komisarof, A., & Leong, C.H. (2020).  Viewing intercultural adaptation and social inclusion through constructs of national identity: An introduction. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 78, 1-9.

Leong, C.H., Komisarof, A., Dandy, J., Jasinskaja-Lahti, I., Safdar, S., Hanke, K., & Teng, E. (2020). What does it take to become “one of us?” Redefining ethnic-civic citizenship using markers of everyday nationhood. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 78 10-19.

Phua, D., Leong, C.H., & Hong, Y.Y. (2020).  Heterogeneity in definition of one’s national identity: Example of Singapore using latent class and network analyses. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 78, 20-32.

Komisarof, A., Leong, C.H., & Teng, E. (2020). Constructing Who Is Japanese: A Study of Social Markers of Acculturation in Japan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 23(2), 238-250.

Lim, T., Leong, C.H., & Suliman, F. (2019). Managing Singapore’s Residential Diversity through Ethnic Integration Policy. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38(2), 109-125.


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