Faculty and Staff


Teo You Yenn

Teo You Yenn

Associate Professor
PhD (Sociology, 2005)
University of California at Berkeley


Ph.6316 8933
Fax. 6794-6303
Email: yyteo@ntu.edu.sg
Webpage: https://nanyang.academia.edu/YouyennTeo
Currriculum Vitae​ (in pdf)

Research Interests: 
State-society relations; the politics of welfare and family; poverty in Singapore; gender inequalities.

HS2001 Classical Theory
HS3011 Power Politics and the State
HS3018 Sociology of Gender
HS4001 Qualitative Methods
HS4016 Social Movements

Selected publications:

Teo, Youyenn. 2016. “Not everyone has ‘maids’: class differentials in the elusive quest for work-life balance.” Gender, Place & Culture. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2015.1136810
Teo, Youyenn. 2015. “Differentiated Deservedness: Governance through familialist social policies in Singapore.” TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia 3(1): 73-93.
Teo, Youyenn. 2015. “Interrogating the limits of welfare reforms in Singapore.” Development and Change 46(1): 95-120.
Teo, Youyenn. 2011. Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How family policies make state and society. London and New York: Routledge.

Recent op-ed:

Teo, You Yenn. 2016. “Why low-income parents may make ‘poor choices.’” The Straits Times, March 10.
Teo, You Yenn. 2015. “Equality among adults begins with kids.” The Online Citizen, October 29.