Marissa E

Arun Nagarajan

Marissa E is a Research Assistant at the Multimodal Analysis Lab and is presently working primarily on a project involving the use of Systemic Functional Theory to model social-cultural phenomena. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1999 with a B.A. (Hons) in English Language, and in 2009 with an M.A. in Language Studies. Her honours thesis was on ideology and political discourse, and during her MA course, she worked on an independent research project exploring the marketization of university education in public discourse using Systemic Functional Theory and Multimodality.

Marissa’s research interests are Multimodal Discourse Analysis, especially with regard to the construction and communication of ideological constructs; Critical Discourse Analysis and aspects of sociolinguistic theories and frameworks. Marissa also has a passion for vocal performance and choral music. She holds an Advanced Performer’s Certificate (Distinction) from Trinity College London and hopes to attain her Associate Diploma in the near future.

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Melany Legaspi

Arun Nagarajan

Melany Legaspi is a Research Assistant of the Multimodal Analysis Lab at National University of Singapore. Her primary responsibility is providing data collection and analysis on research projects. In addition, she provides technical and management support as well as finance-related assistance. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Phils. She has great passion for music, outdoor sports and travel.

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Alvin Chua

Arun Nagarajan

Alvin is an artist whose research area is in the field of generative art and design by means of computation. He works with generative systems to create physical representations of data as well as visualisations of digital processes. He graduated from LASALLE, College of the Arts, Singapore with an MA in Design in 2010 and is now a research assistant at the Multimodal Analysis lab.

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