2021 Raghunath, Nilanjan.  Shaping the Future of Work:  The Power of Collaboration in Times of Disruption.  McGill Queens University Press. 15 September.

Book Chapters

2019 Raghunath Nilanjan. “Automation versus Nationalism: Challenges to the Future of Work in the Software Industry”.  In Smets, K., Leurs, K., Georgiou, M., Witteborn, S. & Gajjala, R. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration.  London: SAGE, chapter 44.

2017 Raghunath, Nilanjan. “Minority Indian Communities in Singapore.” In The Singapore Ethnic Mosaic: Many Cultures, One People, edited by Mathew Mathews, 349 – 362. Singapore: World Scientific.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles – Sociology

2021 Raghunath Nilanjan. “Technological Adoption as a Social Process in Food Centres in Singapore.” Science Technology and Society.  30 April.

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan.  “Full Employment in the Cryptocurrency Economy: Lessons Learnt from Michael Polanyi.”  Tradition and Discovery. The Polanyi Society Journal., 46, 2, 43-56.

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan. “China’s Social Credit System and its Impact on Credibility and Social Mobility of its Citizens,” Sociology Compass. 26 February.

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan, Tony Tan.  “The Impact of Social Stratification on Morbidity during the COVID-19 Pandemic” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

2017 Raghunath Nilanjan, Aye Myat Khine Win, and Fumiko Nishino.  “Why is STEM  Unattractive to Women? A Comparison of STEM Education in Japan and the  United States”. Heinz Journal of Public Policy, 15, 2, 12-28.


2019 Georgios Koronis, Pei Zhi Chia, Jacob Kang Kai Siang, Arlindo Silva, Christine Yogiaman, Nilanjan Raghunath,. “An Empirical Study on the Impact of Design     Brief Information, Gender, and Gender Diversity on the Creativity of Design Outcomes.” Journal of Mechanical Design 141(7).

2016 Raghunath, Nilanjan, & Timothy Li. (2016). Unlearning Anxieties Of The Unfamiliar: Teaching Advanced Sociological Topics To Engineering Students. The International Journal of Engineering Education, 32(2), 640-653.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

2021 Raghunath Nilanjan. “Technological Adoption as a Social Process in Food Centres in Singapore.” Science Knowledge and Technology Workshop.  Columbia University, March 23.

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan, Georgios Koronis, Arlindo Silva.  “Creativity, Innovativeness and Entrepreneurial Motivation-Comparing Student Designers Belonging to Different Educational Levels.” IEE TALE.  (online) December 8-11.

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan.  “Keeping Students Motivated in Times of Crisis: A Deep Think of Remote Learning in the Social Sciences.”  SUTD Pedagogy Day (online) October 26.

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan.  “Quantified Credibility and its Exigency in Late Modernity.”  Science, Knowledge and Technology Workshop.  Columbia University October 20.

2019 Raghunath Nilanjan. “The Role of Firms in Talent Migration of Indian Software Professionals.” Wharton Conference on Migration, Organizations, and Management.” Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, May 30, 31.

2018 Nilanjan. Challenges to Global Outsourcing and the Software Industry in the City of Bengaluru.” Work Employment and Society Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 11-14 September. 

2018 Raghunath, Nilanjan “Effects of Corporate Status Revisited”.  American    Sociological Association Meeting, 11-14 August 2018, Philadelphia PA.

2017 Raghunath Nilanjan.  “Reaching Full Employment in the Digital Economy: Lessons Learnt from Michael Polanyi.  Polanyi Society Annual Meeting 2017, 17, 19 November.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Invited Presentations

2019 “Millennial Identity and its Impact on Their Choices in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” Unpacking Industry 4.0: The Limits of Digitalizing Everything.  College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences NTU. 8 February.

2019 “Collaborating to Bridge the Digital Divide in the 4th Industrial Revolution.” International Symposium “Wellbeing and Inequality in the Digital Age” Centre for Social Policy and Social Change, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, January 10 – January 11.

2018 Migration and Algorithms of Love Arranged Marriages among Educated Indian Women.” Intimacy, Sexuality and Family in the Process of Migration: European/Asian Experiences Compared.  Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. 18-19 December. 

2016 Gendered Innovation Case on Science and Engineering in India. Women and Gender in Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Asian Women, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea.  3 November. 


2016 “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation” by Rebecca Triaster. Asian Women, 32, 4, 125-127.

2010 “Women and Work in Indonesia, by Michael Ford and Lyn Parker (eds.). Asian Business and Management” 9, 3, 257–258.

2009 “Global ‘Body Shopping’: An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry” by Xiang Biao. Asian Journal of Social Science, 37, 1, 170–180

2009 “The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora” by Brij V. Lal (ed.). Asian Journal of Social Science, 37, 2, 315–320

Blogs and Magazine Articles

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan and Nadeem Durriya.  “Practical and Essential Insights for Businesses with the Drive to Survive.” Jumpstart Online.  December 19, 2020.

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan and Tony Tan.  “Covid-19 and Challenges to the Future of Work.”

2020 Raghunath Nilanjan and Tony Tan. “Covid-19 and its Impact on Remote Work.”

2018 Raghunath Nilanjan.  “High Skilled Migration and Automation Uncertainty.”

2017 Silva Arlindo, Christine Yogiaman, Huang Shaoying, James G. Wan, Nilanjan Raghunath, Pey Kin Leong.  “A Multidisciplinary 2d Project Across Mathematics, Physics, Humanities, Social Science and Design.  EduSCAPES.  Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Research Grants

2017-2021 Principal Investigator.  SUTD Startup grant $100,000.

2017-2020 Co-Principal Investigator.  IDC Grant. “Applying Social Science Methods to Analyze the Impact of Input Data on the Design Outcomes from Student Designers. $495, 850. Additional research support from Thales Southeast Asia.