Published on: 17-Mar-2017
Congratulations to Associate Professor Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir on being awarded the Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator) and Assistant Professor Albert Lee for receiving the Nanyang Education Award (School).
Associate Professor Kamaludeen is a sociologist and is the author of five books and numerous articles on cultural sociology, social theory, the sociology of youth and deviance and social control. He is an associate editor of the journal "Sociology", board member of the book series "Popular Culture, Religion and Society", and co-chief editor of the book series "Routledge Studies on Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia". He is also the 2016 Western Sydney University International Alumni of the Year.
Assistant Professor Albert Lee has a PhD from Queen's University and Culture and his research interests spans social cognition, metaphorical reasoning, judgment and decision-making, the social-cognitive basis of religion. He said, "Meanings and relevance transform education into a lifelong journe of learning. Without them, education is a stack of academic transcripts in the dustiest corner of the garage."
The Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator) is conferred to individuals or teams, who are 39 years of age and below, and have made outstanding contributions in extending the frontiers of knowledge, while the Nanyang Education Award is the highest honour conferred by the University to faculty members in the field of teaching.
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