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Dr Terence Heng MSc PhD

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


Personal Statement

Terence graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Management Research and a PhD in Visual Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of three books - Visual Methods in the Field (Routledge 2016), Of Gods, Gifts and Ghosts: Spiritual Places in Urban Spaces (Routledge 2020) and Diasporas, Weddings and the Trajectories of Ethnicity (Routledge 2020), and co-editor of the upcoming collection Death and the Afterlife: Multidisciplinary Perspectives from a Global City (Routledge 2024).

His research ambulates through the intersections of cultural geography, visual sociology and photographic practice, investigating diasporic Chinese identities, sacred space-making amongst Chinese Singaporeans, and visual methods, and has published in journals such as Social and Cultural Geography, The Sociological Review, Cultural Geographies and Area. He was the inaugural winner of the International Visual Sociology Association's Prosser Prize, as well as the 2015 winner of the Sociological Review's prize for outstanding scholarship.

Prizes or Honours

  • Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching Excellence (2020) (University of Liverpool, 2021)
  • Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Award (University of Liverpool, 2020)
  • Sociological Review Prize (2016)
  • International Visual Sociology Association Prosser Prize (2015)

Funded Fellowships

  • British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (British Academy, 2023 - 2024)