Yi Fan Liu

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment

Supervisor: Professor Tim Schwanen

Disaggregating the BlueSG assemblage: Examining the productions and negotiations of user (im)mobilities and agency in Singapore's electric vehicle sharing service

Academic Profile

Yi Fan is a DPhil student with the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment. Her doctoral research centres in shared electric mobility and mobility justice in Singapore. Specifically, she hopes to examine how user (im)mobilities in an electric vehicle sharing service are relationally produced through an assemblage optic, and how user agency is implicated in Singapore's wider smart urbanism framework.

Prior to Oxford, Yi Fan received her MSc in Environment, Politics and Society (Distinction) at University College London and BA in Environmental Studies (Hons. with Distinction) at the National University of Singapore. She also worked as a research assistant at the National University of Singapore, where she worked on aero-mobilities and airport labour in Singapore and Jakarta.

Selected Publications

Book reviews

  • Liu, Y.F. (2022) Review of 'Migrant Mothers in the Digital Age: Emotion and Belonging in Migrant Maternal Online Communities'. Emotion, Space and Society.

Conference presentations

  • 'Assembling networks of electric vehicle sharing and just transitions into low-carbon mobility' at the Global Mobility Humanities Conference, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea (Virtual), 29 - 30 October 2021
  • 'Haze in Southeast Asia' at the International Researchers Club Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology, Singapore, 13 May 2015
Yi Fan Liu
Transport Studies Unit