Ms Cera Tan

Graduate Student tutor Tembusu College National University of Singapore
Teaching Assistant Department of English Language and Literature National University of Singapore

Cera is a second-year PhD candidate on the joint-degree programme with NUS and King’s College London (KCL). She is working under the department of English Language and Literature in NUS and the Digital Humanities department in KCL. Her research interests include critical theory, cultural studies, and science and technology. She looks, in particular, at biopolitics and technology, especially the way in which life is imagined at the intersection of the two. Her recent work involved a critique of digital surveillance in the SARS-CoV-2 emergency. 

Cera spends her free time on an assortment of media platforms. She takes upon herself the challenge of imbibing a diverse range of topics from political sentiments and theory pieces to new media verbiage and the currency of memes. She hopes her room serves as a safe space for anyone who might wish to discuss the odd question or argument, especially pertaining to ethics, culture, or politics. There is nothing too pedestrian, prosaic, or controversial for her. 


Gaming Life
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.