Cluster Members

YUEN Shu Min teaches gender and sexuality at the Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore. Her research interests include transgender studies, popular culture, and contemporary Japanese society. Her recent works have appeared in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (forthcoming), Asian Anthropology (2020), and Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media (2018). She is currently working on a monograph on female-to-male transgender history, media and community in Japan.

Shivani Gupta (pronouns: she/her) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Communications and New Media, and the Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster, at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is an anthropologist and her fields of studies are gender and sexuality, feminism, urban and South Asia. She received her PhD from South Asian Studies, NUS. Her dissertation investigated and mapped everyday intersectional lives of women in the sacred city of Banaras, India.

Vincent Pak is a PhD candidate in English Language and Linguistics, under the Joint PhD Programme between the National University of Singapore and King’s College London. His research in sociolinguistics largely surrounds language, gender, and sexuality, and he also has interests in raciolinguistics and the sociolinguistics of tourism. His work has been published in journals such as Social Semiotics and Language in Society

Veronica L. Gregorio is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology, NUS. Her thematic research interests are rural transformation, gender and sexuality, and youth and family relations. Her regional focus is Southeast Asia particularly Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. She uses qualitative approaches in her works including ethnography, key interviews, and visual methods. Her works can be found in Current SociologyReview of Women’s Studies, and Asia Pacific Social Sciences Review.

Lee Chong Ming is pursuing his Master of Arts in English Literature (Research) in the Department of English Language and Literature at NUS. His research interests include contemporary literature and culture, queer theory, and critical theory. He completed his undergraduate thesis on queer loss, progress, and futurity in canonical American literary texts, and is currently studying the intersections between contemporary queer literature and queer affect theory.