I am a queer sociocultural linguist who’s keen in contributing scholarly works in the area of language, gender and sexuality, particularly in sex tourism and sex work, and transgender issues. I employ multimodal and critical discourse analytic tools in examining the disursive construction of gender and sexuality.
I have completed a PhD (straight/accelerated program, a 4-year program which I finished in 3 years) in English as an International Language with concentration in English Linguistics under the ASEAN Doctoral Scholarship (Academic Affairs) at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. I also received Teaching Assistantship grant (Graduate School) and Program Grant (Postgraduate Program in English as an International Language). My dissertation titled, "Semiotic Landscape of Bangkok Sex Tourism Spaces" under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr. Pavadee Saisuwan interrogates the discursive construction of Bangkok sex tourism space through a multimodal analysis of sexed signs.
My research interests are mainly in language and gender/sexuality, sociolinguistics, sociocultural linguistics, linguistic anthropology, ecolinguistics, translanguaging/metrolingualism, and critical discourse studies.
As an early career researcher, I aspire to become a sociocultural linguist for the real world where I will devote my work to the marginalized, unnoticed, misrepresented and, even, those things, issues and discourses that are considered mundane.