Alexandra Sastrawati

Department of Anthropology

Alexandra Sastrawati is a multimodal essayist, interdisciplinary researcher, and artistic collaborator. She is a Ph.D. candidate in medical and urban anthropology at Princeton University and a Young NUS Fellow at National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Her doctoral research spotlights global mental health, comparative urban marginality and, on a granular level, queer artists’, migrants’, and laypeople’s recognizable and ephemeral forms of artmaking and care. In addition to ethnography and quantitative social science methods, she works with archives and visual materials spanning the Netherlands, Britain, Japan, and Singapore. Her research, photographs and creative writing have been showcased and presented in Belgium, Greece, Northern Ireland, Canada, United States, Japan, and Singapore. Her recent works are in e-flux Architecture and Johns Hopkins University's Tendon. 

Areas of Interest:

Medical and urban anthropology; architecture and urbanism; mental health and creative arts therapies; experimental ethnographic writing; postcolonial cities and cities of empire; Asia Pacific region