Associates and Assistants

Research Associates and Research Assistants

The Centre conducts its interdisciplinary research through partnerships with Research Associates. These Associates are a group of established scholars from multiple disciplines.

We often hire Research Assistants to provide support for our ongoing research projects. Expressions of Interest (with résumé attached) can be submitted to under the subject heading “Casual Work”.

Dr. Annisa Ridzkynoor Beta
Research Associate

  Annisa R. Beta earned her doctoral degree from the National University of Singapore in 2018. Her research focuses on youth, social media, and social movements in Southeast Asia.

  She has researched and published on the topics of hijabers and young Muslim women’s groups in Indonesia.

Asst. Prof. Michelle H. S. Ho
Research Associate

  Michelle H. S. Ho (pronouns: she, her) is Assistant Professor and Graduate Student Mentor in the department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (NUS). She holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies and graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies from Stony Brook University (SUNY).

  Her research and teaching focus on affect, gender, sexuality, media, and popular culture in contemporary East Asia.

  More information can be found at:

Dr. Alex Lambert
Research Associate

  Alex’s research focuses on social and mobile media and digital ethnography. A book based on this research has been published by Palgrave MacMillan entitled Intimacy and Friendship on Facebook.

  After completing his early career postdoctoral research fellowship for the RUPC, Alex took up a teaching and research lectureship at Monash in the Communication and Media Department in the School of Media, Film and Journalism.

A/P Renuka Mahadevan
Research Associate

  Renuka Mahadevan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, one of Australia’s top 8 universities. She is also a cultural economist with expertise in the social and economic valuation of arts festivals, events and the museum. She uses economic modelling to undertake empirical evidence based policy analysis and evaluation.

  Her commentary on Arts Festivals in Singapore was sought and  published on ChannelNews Asia on 28 Jan 2018.

Senior Lecturer Rosemary Overell
Research Associate

  Rosemary Overell is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at The University of Otago. Her work is inter-disciplinary and explores the affective vicissitudes of contemporary cultural formations at the intersections of gender and sexuality. Her most recent work explored #MeToo in terms of ‘anguish’ and was published in Theory & Event.

  She tweets @muzaken.

Phoebe Pua
Research Assistant

Singapore Cinema Heritage Project

  My work deals with the intersections of Singapore’s history, its film legacies, and its cultural constructions and practices of space and place.

  I employ my background in film studies, as well as my research interest in Southeast Asian cinemas, to propose new ways by which to conceive Singapore’s cinematic genealogies.



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