Postdoctoral research associate, Fung Global Fellow

Kuansong Victor Zhuang received his Ph.D. from the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago and the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature at Macquarie University under a Cotutelle arrangement. After graduation, he worked as a research fellow at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also concurrently principal consultant at SG Enable, the national agency for disabled people. His own book project, based on his Ph.D. research, tentatively titled, “The Biopolitics of Inclusion: Disability and Capacity in the Singapore Nation,” examines how inclusion as an ideology is created, circulated, communicated, and consumed in Singapore, and undertakes an interdisciplinary approach towards understanding the logics and implications of inclusion as a form of biopower, and the lived realities of disabled people in Singapore. As a Fung Global Fellow, he will research the intersections of disability and technology as it emerges within the smart city.