5 Lessons from a first-time Author

New Media and the Nation in Malaysia: Malaysianet, what does a first-time author say about her first monograph? A review of someone else’s book is fairly routine but one’s own? Hmm…so this is about that process that many undergo but fewer want to relate: publishing your first book aka ‘converting your thesis into a monograph’….

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Professionalism and Teaching

It’s been a few months since I last taught an undergraduate class and that’s given me time to reflect on my teaching style. I’ve always maintained that my job as an academic is to provoke students, startle them out of their complacency and destabilise their cozy views of the world. I still hold that unquestioned…

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Research Publications

The following list is of my research publications, which I update (last update: 27 July 2017). Wherever possible, I have included copies in PDF format. Some, however, are either book chapters or works-in-progress where digital copies are not available or not permissible for download online. If you’d like a copy, please contact me via email…

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Teaching Asia to Australia: Face-to-Face and First-Hand

  The one measure outlined in the White Paper, Australia in the Asian Century, that seems to have caught the public’s imagination is the access to four priority languages (Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese) at all levels of the Australian education system. This is an important move as linguistic literacy is part of deeper and…

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Teaching Asia to Australia

Most recent co-authored piece on The Conversation, republished here by Creative Commons: Teaching Asia to Australia: it’s not just about languages By Susan Leong, Queensland University of Technology and Catherine Gomes, RMIT University Ahead of the soon-to-be-released Asian Century White Paper, Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said Australia needs to “know Asia” in order to…

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