Jerrine Tan

Visiting Lecturer in English
Specialization: 
Global Anglophone literature

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

Jerrine Tan

“Karen” figures and “Three Billboards”

Mount Holyoke’s Jerrine Tan explores toxic white feminism and intersectionality in her essay about “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” 

Jerrine Tan

The cyperpunk future is here.

Visiting Lecturer Jerrine Tan considers the promise of cyberpunk literature and the reality of contemporary Singapore.

Recent Grants

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)

Recent Publications

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, April 29). What Singapore Can Tell the World About Personal Liberty. Retrieved from https://www.wired.com/story/what-singapore-can-tell-the-world-about-personal-liberty/

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.

Tan, J. (2020, January 16). The Problem of Silence. Retrieved January 16, 2020, from https://aaww.org/problem-of-silence-comfort-women-chang-rae-lee

Tan, J. (2020, April 29). The Fantasy and the Cyberpunk Futurism of Singapore. Retrieved from https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-the-fantasy-and-the-cyberpunk-futurism-of-singapore/