Peidong Yang

Peidong Yang (DPhil, Oxford) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies Education at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Peidong’s core research interests are located at the intersections of education and migration/mobility.

He has conducted several research projects on educational mobility, including mainland Chinese students in Singapore recruited through Singapore state-sponsored scholarship schemes; Indian students pursuing English-medium medical degrees in China, and more recently, immigrant teachers in mainstream Singapore schools.

His research interests also extend more broadly to immigration-related issues in the context of Singapore and social studies education topics such as diversity, identity, and globalization.

Peidong is the author of International Mobility and Educational Desire: Chinese Foreign Talent Students in Singapore (Palgrave, 2016) and numerous international peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

At NIE Singapore, he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on identity, globalization, and sociology of education.

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