Postgraduate Students

April Thant Aung
April Thant Aung
​Illness and Theatre in Singapore: Performance, Performativity and the Sick Role

Research Interests: 

  • Medicine and Theatre 
  • Performativity of Health and Sickness 
  • Representations of sickness on stage (Global and local illness plays) ​
Cat Chong
Cat Chong
​Cat Chong is currently a PhD student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where their work investigates stories of sickness in female authored Singaporean and SE Asian illness narratives. Her interests include ecology, feminism, contemporary poetics, and disability studies.

Their work will take a comparative approach to female authored illness narratives in Singapore and Southeast Asia I will investigate how intersections between gender and medicine have impacted the experience and written expression of illness within the genre of pathographies and illness narratives. To date, limited critical attention has been paid to illness narratives from outside of the UK and USA. Their research will therefore engage with the intellectual imperative to provide greater focus on Singaporean and South East Asian women’s writing within the emergent medical humanities field.
Geng Bowen
Bowen Geng
​The translation history of Chinese Medicine texts

Research interests:
  • Translation Studies
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Translation of Chinese Medicine​
Xiaoya Zhan
Xiaoya Zhan
Xiaoya ZHAN is a current Ph.D. student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. With the backgrounds in bioarchaeology and evolutionary anthropology, her research mainly focuses on the parasitic remains from archaeological contexts of ancient China. With the focus, she attempts to explore the health conditions, hygienic practice, daily behaviors, and migrations of ancient residents.