Research and Digital Projects

Adeline Koh has co-edited Rethinking Third Cinema, a volume of essays on the international guerilla cinema movement. She is currently working on Cosmopolitan Whiteness, a single-authored monograph on whiteness as a symbolic form of property in postcolonial literature, and Troublesome Women in Asia with Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, an edited collection on women, gender and sexuality in Singapore and Malaysia.

She has published peer-reviewed journal articles in Third Text and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, book and film reviews on H-Net and Films for the Feminist Classroom, and writes articles on digital publishing in the Profhacker column for the Chronicle of Higher Education. For a list of her publications and links to downloadable versions, please see her academia.edu page.

Her doctoral dissertation, Inventing Malayanness: Race, Englishness and Education in Colonial Malaya was focused on  late nineteenth and twentieth century Orientalized representations of British Malaya in the work of Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess. It argues that racial logics reflected within this Anglophone expatriate literature influenced colonial and postcolonial politics in Malaysia and Singapore. Read Inventing Malayanness in full here.

Additionally, she currently works on several digital humanities projects:

The #DHPoco (Postcolonial Digital Humanities) website with Roopika Risam;

An accompanying #DHPoco (Postcolonial Digital Humanities) tumblr, a shared microblog with Roopika Risam;

Digitizing ‘Chinese Englishmen’, a digital project that focuses on the creation of “Asian Victorians” in Southeast Asia under British colonialism. It concentrates on the digitization and annotation of the Straits Chinese Magazine, a journal produced by the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries;

The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project, an ongoing digital research project that explores different theoretical arenas within postcolonial studies.

 

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