Dr Hah Sixian

Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Sixian received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick. Her PhD research focused on the practices of academic researchers in the UK higher education system. She has a background in education and applied linguistics. Her research interests lie in discourse analysis, social interactions, pragmatics, identity construction and higher education studies. Prior to joining NUS, she did research on adult literacy training. Before her life in research, she has taught in primary schools and lectured on General Paper and English Linguistics at a junior college.

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Green Capitalism: A Critical Engagement
The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.