Pamela Devan

Pamela Devan

Ph.D. Candidate



Pamela Devan is currently a post-master’s PhD student in sociology. She received a B.Soc.Sci in sociology from the National University of Singapore in 2008, an M.Soc.Sci from the same department in 2011, and an MA in social sciences from the University of Chicago in 2012. Her current research interests are in the fields of gender, sexuality and race/ethnicity, from a perspective of social identity and everyday life.  

Her previous theses have focused on negotiating sexual visibility and gender identities within the Singaporean lesbian community, as well as analyzing multiracial student identities in Chicago. She has also presented papers at conferences in the National University of Singapore, University College Dublin, Cardiff University and Harvard University.

Pamela has been a TA at the National University of Singapore, where she taught courses on introductory sociology and classical sociological theory; an RA researching East Asian global universities and women in academia, among other projects; and a program assistant at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice in New York City.


Devan, Pamela. “Cricket and the Global Indian Identity.” (2012) Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. 15(10):1413-1425

Devan, Pamela. “Performing Lesbian Identities: Negotiating Visibility in Singapore.” (Forthcoming, 2014) In Embodying Singapore: Critical Perspectives in the Arts, Society and Politics, edited by Wernmei Yong Ade

Devan, Pamela. ““The Little Things”: Race as Social Problem or Social Phenomenon? Understanding Racial Identities from an Asian/White Perspective”. (Forthcoming, 2014). International Sociological Association eSymposium for Sociology