Research for the Environment

Professor Sing C. Chew

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1746
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 1836

Professor Sing C. Chew

Professor Sing C. Chew

AREAS OF EXPERTISE & RESEARCH

  • Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Human Ecology and Deforestation
  • Social Theory
  • World Development and Globalization

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. (Sociology) Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada 1986
  • M.A. (Sociology) Queen's University, Kingston, Canada 1977
  • B.A. (Hons.) (Summa cum Laude) McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada 1975

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Senior Guest Scientist (Adjunct), Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany, 2005-Present
  • Full Professor, Department of Sociology, Humboldt State University, 1993-Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Humboldt State University, 1990-1992
  • Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, 1980-1982

VISITING APPOINTMENTS

  • Visiting International Scholar, Cinnamon College, National University of Singapore, Singapore, fall 2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Division of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Sweden 1999
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore 1996
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

  • Planning Officer, Office of Planning and Evaluation, President's Office, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada 1982-1985
  • Research Officer, Office of Vice-President (Resources), Executive Office, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada 1985-1986
  • Associate Director, Department of Electronic Data Processing Services, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada 1987
  • Associate Director, Office of Vice-President (Resources), Executive Office, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada, 1988-1990.
  • Editor, Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Humboldt State University, 1993-2004
  • Founding Director, Center for Applied Social Analysis and Education, Humboldt State University, 1993-2000
  • Chair, Department of Sociology, Humboldt State University, 1999-2004
  • Founding Editor, Nature and Culture, 2005-Present

News

Buchumschlag

"Segregation und Integration in Santiago de Chile zwischen Tradition und Umbruch"

released by Juliane Welz

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LIAISE

"Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development: Knowledge Systems for the Future"

LIAISE conference from 1-2 April 2014 in Brussels

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