Associate Professor Teo You Yenn delivered the 12th Singapore Children’s Society Lecture on “Growing up in an Unequal Society” on 15 September 2018. Please click here to view her lecture transcript if you have missed the event.

In the society, people refer to kids from low-income homes as individual “delinquents” or from “dysfunctional families.” There is a great deal of focus on “at risk” kids, on changing their “mindsets,” or “empowering” them. There is insufficient attention paid to the larger social conditions that shape their experiences of and options in society. Drawing from Assoc Prof Teo You Yenn’s book, This is What Inequality Looks Like, she will discuss key inequalities in areas of education and family life. It is this unequal context that we must pay attention to and aim interventions at.

Date:Saturday, 15 September 2018
Time:10am – 12pm
Venue:Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre 
(beside Singapore Conference Hall)
Level 9 Auditorium
1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Speaker:Teo You Yenn
Associate Professor and Head of Sociology
Nanyang Technological University 
Title:Growing up in an Unequal Society

About Assoc Prof Teo You Yenn

TEO You Yenn is Associate Professor and Head of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. She is the author of Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How family policies make state and society (Routledge, 2011) and This is What Inequality Looks Like (Ethos Books, 2018). Aside from academic writings, she has contributed commentaries to The Straits TimesToday, and The Online Citizen. In 2013, she was winner of NTU’s Nanyang Education Award, and in 2016, she received the American Sociological Association Sex and Gender Section’s Feminist Scholar Activist Award. Her research focuses on issues around inequalities, poverty, welfare, state-society relations, and citizenship.

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