Shannon Ang

Shannon Ang

Assistant Professor

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

About me

I am currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I use primarily quantitative methods to pursue my research interests in life course sociology, focusing on the health and social lives of older adults. So far, I have studied the social support and social participation (including online participation) of older adults, and their implications for mental and physical health outcomes. I have also examined population trends in union formation (e.g., marriage, cohabitation), and how ’linked lives’ (e.g., spouses) may affect each other. Findings from these studies have been published in academic journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Demography, American Journal of Epidemiology, Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, and Journal of Marriage and Family amongst others. I was trained at the University of Michigan, where I graduated with a PhD in Sociology and a MA in Statistics. I am actively seeking opportunities to engage in collaborative research projects.


  • Social Gerontology
  • Health and Demography
  • Social Connectedness
  • Sociology of the Life Course
  • Quantitative Methodology


  • PhD in Sociology, 2020

    University of Michigan

  • MA in Statistics, 2020

    University of Michigan

  • MA in Sociology, 2018

    University of Michigan

  • B.Soc.Sci. (Hons) in Sociology, 2015

    National University of Singapore