Mr Pavan Mano
Pavan Mano is a PhD candidate at the Department of English, King’s College London and the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore and holds the King's-NUS Joint PhD Scholarship. He has an MA (Distinction) in Discourse Studies from Lancaster University (2018) as well as a BA (1st) with a double major in English Language and European Studies from the National University of Singapore (2017). He works in critical social theory and discourse studies; and his current research focuses on working out how the politics of kinship interact and intersect with contemporary notions of nationalism and national identity. His other research interests include processes of identity construction and commodification in popular culture and sports – particularly football; he is also a member of the Pratchett Project – a multidisciplinary network of writers and thinkers from a variety of domains who work with, alongside, and through Terry Pratchett's texts. He is a supporter of the once-great football team, Manchester United, and regularly tunes in to their matches for a weekly dose of disappointment.