Jerrine Tan received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her doctorate from Brown University. She has presented widely at several conferences, including the Modern Language Association, English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) and Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures, and Politics (SSSCP). She has also worked as a translator on an advanced Chinese textbook, “China in Depth,” (Peking University Press). Her international approach to research has been supported by various international fellowships. Her research on Kazuo Ishiguro in Shanghai at Fudan University was enabled by the Fudan University Graduate Research Fellowship. An interdisciplinary fellowship from the Brown Graduate School gave Tan the opportunity to gain professional experience as an assistant editor at “differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.” She also worked as an editorial assistant for “NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction.” Tan was a graduate representative in her department for six years and served on the Graduate Student Council as International Graduate Student Advocate.
Recent Campus News
Awarded a grant from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for the project "Research on Nobel Prize-Winning Southern African Authors Writing on Apartheid" The project is for 2 years. (2020)
Tan, J. (2021, January). "Fungibility and The Meaninglessness of Exchange: Indentured Labor in Yeo Siew Hua's A Land Imagined 幻土". Modern Language Association Conference 2021.
Tan, J. (2020, October 10). “Murder, Molotov Cocktails, Burning Police Stations: Black Lives Matter, White Feminism, Three Billboards, and Intersectionality”. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/murder-molotov-cocktails-and-burning-police-stations-black-lives-matter-white-feminism-three-billboards-and-intersectionality/
Tan, J. (2020, February). Wastegrounds, Statues, and Dancing Cats: A Pale View of Hills and Japanese Postwar National Identity. Paper presented at Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Ishiguro: An International Celebration, University of Wolverhampton, Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research. Wolverhampton, UK.
Conducted a workshop for students at Yale-NUS College in Singapore on how to pitch an op-ed on 5 February 2021.
Presented a paper titled "The Yellow Robot: Race, Fembots, and Sexuality in Ex Machina" at the Yale-NUS college Works-in-Progress series on 17 February 2021.