Toh Sook-Lin’s research focuses on networks of labour and transnational flows in AI development. She looks broadly at the politics of training data, algorithmic bias, and the digitisation and algorithmic governance of social life and identity. Her fieldwork is located among health-tech start-ups in Singapore. 

Sook-Lin graduated with a BA (First Class Honours) in Human, Social and Political Sciences (Social Anthropology) from the University of Cambridge in 2020, and a MSc (Distinction) in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London. Prior to her PhD at USC, Sook Lin worked in a collaborative research project in Singapore with the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and local sex workers’ rights group, Project X, where she conducted and coordinated focus groups and interviews, as well as trained community members to be part of the research team. Through this, she fostered her interest in community-based participatory research and hopes to explore methods in collaborative ethnography.


  • BA , Cambridge University, 7/2020
  • MS , School of Oriental & African Studies
  • Research Keywords

    Science and Technology Studies, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Development Studies, Public Health