Kamalini Ramdas


Kamalini Ramsdas is a Lecturer in Geography at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS). She obtained her PhD in Geography from NUS in May 2013. Her PhD research topic on singlehood amongst Singaporean Indian women based in Singapore, London and Melbourne uses a feminist ethics of care to critique the biopolitics of transnational familyhood and community. Kamalini has published in Environment and Planning A and Gender, Place and Culture. She has co-edited Changing Landscapes of Singapore: Old Tensions, New Discoveries (Singapore: NUS Press, 2013), and (Un)tying the knot: ideal and reality in Asian Marriage (Singapore: Asia Research Institute, 2004). Kamalini draws from her key interests in governmentality, biopolitics, and care ethics to frame her current research on the casinos in Singapore.

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From Cosmopolitan Centre to Heartlands: The Other Face of Singapore’s Casinos