Xinyu Guan


Xinyu examines how state-constructed housing shapes notions and practices of citizenship in Singapore. He is especially interested in how forms of coloniality and unevenness in the wider region are folded into the everyday affective landscapes of life in the housing estates. His research interrogates the forms of racialization and sexual discipline in the built environment, and explores the possibility for a queer decolonial anthropology of Singapore.

Xinyu has a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MSc in Urban Studies from University College London.