Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Dr Terence Chong is Senior Director (Research Division) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).  He has a BA (First Class) in History from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick.

Dr Chong’s research interests include new Chinese immigrants in CLMV countries, the middle class, and Christianity in Southeast Asia. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Contemporary Asia, Critical Asian StudiesJournal of Southeast Asian StudiesModern Asian Studies and Asian Studies Review. He has won several research grants including the Social Science Research Thematic Grant in 2016.

Dr Chong is part of the National Heritage Board’s Heritage Advisory Panel and the National Collections Advisory Panel. He is also part of the Programme Advisory Committee at the Singapore University of Social Science.

Dr Chong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2022. He is also the co-winner of the 2023 Holland Prize for best research paper published in Pacific Affairs.