Dr Anju Mary Paul

Associate Professor and
Head of Studies of the Global Affairs Major
Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Dr Anju Mary Paul is an international migration scholar with a research focus on migration to, from, and within Asia.

Dr Paul graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012 with a joint PhD in Sociology and Public Policy. She is currently an Associate Professor and Head of Studies of the Global Affairs major at Yale-NUS College.


Her work on the stepwise international labour migrations of Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers has been published in her book, Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market (Cambridge University Press 2017) which received the 2018 Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association, and the 2018 Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of American Sociological Association. Dr Paul has also published sole-authored articles in the top journals in sociology and migration studies, including the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Migration Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Global Networks, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.


While she continues to study migrant domestic work, multinational migrations, and labor rights, Dr Paul most recent project looks at the brain circulations of Asian-born, Western-trained bioscientists.


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