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Sherman Tan

  • Ph.B. (Hons) (ANU)
  • Journal Editor (Invited)
  • Cultural Dynamics (Sage Publications)
  • 14PublicationsNumber of items in Sherman's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 20Followers

Recent publications

  • On the Ethical and Normative Life of Consumers: Cultivating the Self and Contesting Social Futures in a World of Material Things

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  • Understanding the Monologism of Political Dialogue in Singapore: On the Boundaries of Public Discourse

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Professional experience

Journal Editor (Invited)

Cultural Dynamics (Sage Publications)

March 2015 - Present

Research Assistant to Dr. Ana Dragojlovic ("Transnational Migrations, Labour and Affect")

University of Queensland

November 2014 - February 2015(3 months)

Visiting Research Scholar

Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), Institute for Governance, University of Canberra

July 2013 - September 2013(2 months)

Research Assistant to Prof. David Marsh ("Individualism and Collectivism in Governance")

Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), Institute for Governance, University of Canberra

July 2013 - September 2013(2 months)

Ph.B. Graduate / Sociology and Linguistics / First Class Honours in Anthropology

The Australian National University

February 2010 - July 2013(3 years)

Visiting Researcher

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

December 2011 - June 2012(6 months)

Research Assistant to Dr. Katerina Teaiwa ("Indigenous Peoples and the Global Remix")

The Australian National University

August 2011 - December 2011(4 months)

Research Assistant to Prof. David Marsh ("Celebrities and Politics in Australia")

The Australian National University

January 2010 - December 2011(2 years)

Research Assistant to Assoc. Prof. Ng Bee Chin ("Singapore Voices: A sound installation on Endangere

Nanyang Technological University

January 2009 - December 2009(a year)

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Anthropology, Dept. of Gender, Media & Cultural Studies (GMCS)

Australian National University

April 2014 - March 2015(a year)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons), Majors in Sociology and Linguistics, First Class Honours in Anthropol

Australian National University

February 2010 - July 2013(3 years)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Major in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies (transferred to ANU)

Nanyang Technological University

August 2008 - December 2009(a year)

About

Sherman Tan (陈俊豪) | Ph.B. (Hons) (ANU) Sociology & Linguistics First Class Honours in Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate | Anthropology Department of Gender, Media & Cultural Studies (GMCS) School of Culture, History & Language (CHL) College of Asia & the Pacific (CAP) The Australian National University (ANU) DETAILED RESEARCH INTERESTS -------------------------------------- 1. Social Anthropology, Gender, Media & Cultural Studies: Affect and emotions || Consumer culture || Circulation(s) of Value || Commodification || Domesticity and intimacy || Gifts || Mediation, Immediation and Remediation in communication || Objects and Materiality || Private/Public distinction || Urban studies, architecture and geography || Writing, method and theory in ethnography 2. Sociolinguistics, Semiotics & Linguistic Anthropology: Discourse, Textual analysis and Narratology || Language, Affect and Emotion || Language Attitudes and Beliefs || Linguistic Identities and Sociopolitical Affiliations || Language Ideology || Language Policy and Planning || Metadiscourse, Metacommunication and Metasemiosis || Semiotics of Communication || Sociolinguistic studies of Singapore and Australia 3. Continental Philosophy, Political Theory & Literary Criticism: Aesthetics || Affect || Agency, intentionality and reflexivity || Biopolitics || Critical Realism || Deliberative Democracy and Agonism || Desire and Love || Gilles Deleuze || Giorgio Agamben || Ideology, knowledge, power and resistance || Michel Foucault || Nonrepresentational theories || Performance & Performativity || Post-structuralism and Postmodernism || Psychoanalytic criticism || Rhetoric || Slavoj Zizek || Walter Benjamin SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & GRANTS ------------------------------------------- 2014-17 ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Fieldwork and Travelling Grant Feb 2014 ANU Chancellor's Letter of Commendation Dec 2013 ANU University Research Scholarship (International), ANU Higher Degree Research (HDR) Merit Scholarship Jul 2013 UC Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Institute for Governance, Visiting Grant Sep 2012 ANU Chancellor's Letter of Commendation Jun 2011 ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Conference Travel Grant Apr 2011 ANU Chancellor's Letter of Commendation Mar 2011 Golden Key International Honour Society, Member by Invitation Jul 2010 ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Ph.B. Scholarship RESEARCH DESCRIPTION ------------------------------- Sherman Tan is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology and Gender, Media and Cultural Studies, at the Australian National University (ANU). He is currently pursuing a project on the neoliberal affects of everyday living in Singapore, focusing on the private domain of intimate relationships. This involves an analysis of love, desire and (capitalist/other forms of) enjoyment in Singapore, incorporating perspectives from psychoanalysis, semiotics and the "affective turn" in philosophy and cultural studies. He recently graduated from the ANU with a Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) in Sociology and Linguistics, and First Class Honours in Anthropology. Sherman's honours thesis ("Charting the Affective Landscapes of Social Life: Towards a Semiotic-Anthropological Understanding of Affect"), completed in May 2013, examined intersections between linguistic and semiotic anthropology, and affect theory. For more information on the ANU Ph.B. (Hons) program, please visit http://studyat.anu.edu.au/programs/4140HBPHIL;overview.html. Sherman's research interests include linguistic and semiotic anthropology, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, visual and material culture, the aesthetic and affective dimensions of social life, as well as contemporary social, political and literary criticism. He has written on gender/sexuality, liberal advocacy, social movements, social theory, intergenerational language attitudes and the politics of language in Singapore. He has also presented on urban and democratic developments in the Singaporean context as well as present limitations on political discourse and dialogue in the country.

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