Category: essays

  • Ruminations on scholarship, civic engagement and advocacy beyond the ivory tower

    Kevin Y.L. Tan Kevin Tan reflects on his career as a legal academic and his deep involvement in civil society and rights and heritage advocacy. I stopped counting how often well-meaning friends and colleagues have told me that life would be much better and easier if I minded my own business and kept my mouth…

  • A scholar’s journey, in and out of Singapore

    LINDA LIM Linda Lim reflects on decades of living abroad while pursuing an intellectual passion for — and personal commitment to — the development and well-being of Singapore. Singapore academics often ask me: Why did you work overseas, and how did you manage to study Singapore from there? How did you survive as a critic…