Yi Wei Chew

Dr Chew Yi Wei


Core Learning

Tel: +65 6248 4009

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Educational Qualifications


Masters of Arts (Literary Studies)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Theatre Studies and Literature

Academic and Professional Experience

Academic Experience (Postdoctoral):

2016 - 2017
Nanyang Technological University Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Postdoctoral Fellow
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Courses taught: Asian Cinemas, Global Blockbusters: Contemporary Film and Media Industries in Globalizing Asia, Film: A Global History; Global Chinese Cinema

Academic Experience (Postgraduate):

Jan 2011 - Aug 2015
National University of Singapore Graduate Research Scholarship

National University of Singapore Graduate Student Teaching Award
Courses taught: The Theatre Experience, Performance and Popular Culture, Singapore
Film: Performance and Identity

Professional Experience:

Jul 2019 - Present
Singapore University of Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning Centre, Lecturer,
Academic Student Development (Program Lead)
Courses / Workshops taught / Course Development: Designing, teaching, and writing assessment rubrics for Masters of Adult Learning Program (Module: Current Trends and Issues in Higher Education), Teaching of Academic Writing (Beginner and Intermediate), Designing and teaching of Public Speaking to students across faculties, Designing and teaching of Digital Literacy to students across faculties, Designing and teaching Digital Literacy Pedagogies to Faculty (with colleague from Stockholm University)

Apr 2017 - Jun 2019
SIM International Academy

Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
School of the Arts Singapore

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Raffles Institution (Junior College)

May 2005 - Aug 2008
River Valley High School

Academic Work:

Chew, Y. (2017)
Immortalizing Idealism: Re-Cognizing the Nation in Boo Jun Feng’s Sandcastle. Asian Cinema, 28(1).

Chew, Y. (2015)
Projections of Diasporic Sensibilities Through Travel: Wong Kar Wai in/and My Blueberry Nights. Cinema Journal, 54(4).

Chew, Y. (2010)
An Australian Tale in a Japanese Story: Reading the National in Sue Brook’s Japanese Story. Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, 1(1). Retrieved from https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ac7325995-d36a-4aec-a30a-1197d4bf5b71

Creative Work:

Chew, Y. (2018)
Indelible City. Marshall Cavendish. February 2018.

Chew, Y. (2014)
Brown is the Colour of. Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 13(4). Retrieved from http://www.qlrs.com/essay.asp?id=1134

Chew, Y. (2013)
Reading Shelley, Again. Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 12(2). Retrieved from http://www.qlrs.com/essay.asp?id=1012

Chew, Y. (2012)
In Stages: Dying, Death, Living After Death. Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 11(4). Retrieved from http://www.qlrs.com/essay.asp?id=968

  • 2019: Singapore Children’s Society, Scriptwriter (short film), (In)equality
  • 2019: Yale-NUS Asian Cinema Screening, Speaker
  • 2018: Singapore Writers Festival (Panelist)
    Panel: "Singaporeana: The Things Which Make Us"
  • 2016: Scriptwriter (Independent short film), Catching the Sun
    Selected for Vidsee Juree Awards 2020 "Out of Competition" category

Education and Public Pedagogy (Visual Culture, Popular Culture; Film, Theatre, Museums); Public Pedagogy and Citizenship; Philosophies of Education; Education and Phenomenology; Narrative and Storytelling (including Digital Storytelling) as Applied Learning for adults; Embodiment Theory and Learning

2 - 5 Jun 2016
The Asian Conference for Asian
Kobe, Japan
Paper presented: The Performance of Patriotism Through the Use of Space in Ang
Lee's Lust, Caution.

7 Apr 2016
Humanities and Social Sciences Research Day
Nanyang Technological University
Paper presented: Diasporic Intersections in Transnational Chinese Cinema

16 - 20 Mar 2012
University of Hong Kong
Paper presented: Diasporic Projections in Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights

10 - 11 February 2011
Paper presented: An Australian Tale in a Japanese Story: Reading the National in Sue Brook's Japanese Story

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