Chand Somaiah

Dr Chand Somaiah holds a joint appointment as a Research Fellow with the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore; and Yale-NUS College. Her research interests include intimate citizenship practices such as foodwork, and embodied, emplaced and intersectional subjectivities vis-à-vis migration. Since 2017, she has been working on collaborative mixed-methods research projects which investigate the impacts of parental absence on left-behind children and families from sending communities of international labour. Her work has been published in a range of journals including Global Networks; Journal of Youth Studies; South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Emotion, Space and Society; and Journal of Intercultural Studies.