Kellynn
Wee

Kellynn
Wee

Asia Research Institute, NUS

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Kellynn Wee is working as a Research Assistant with the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium at the Asia Research Institute’s Asian Migration Cluster. She completed her B. Soc. Sci. (Hons) degree with a double major in Sociology and English Literature and a minor in Gender Studies at the National University of Singapore. Her thesis focused on how foreign domestic workers execute a wide range of strategies to collectively improve their working conditions in Singapore, such as narrating representations of self which reconfigure binaries of citizen/migrant, teaching each other ways to inflect the “public transcript” of deferent obedience to improve their work and living conditions, and seeking to collaborate transnationally with regional activist networks. Her research interests include the gendered aspects of migration, how migrant subjects are discursively represented and constructed, and the ways that the Internet and other infocommunication technologies have reshaped social relations.