Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design
Samson Lim is an Assistant Professor in History at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He received his Ph.D. in History at Cornell University. His research examines the connections between technology, capitalism, and culture. His first book, Siam’s New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand (University of Hawaii Press, February 2016), is a history of the visual culture of policing in Thailand between during the early 20th century. He is currently working on a new project, which will be a cultural history of capitalism and the money economy in early twentieth century Bangkok. He is also the principle lead of the Opportunity Lab at SUTD, a centre at SUTD that seeks to understand and enhance the role that design and designers play in social change.