Vincent is a PhD candidate in English Language and Linguistics with the National University of Singapore and King’s College London, under the Joint PhD Programme. He graduated in 2019 with an honours degree in English Language from the National University of Singapore.
With interests in sociolinguistics, cultural studies and gender and sexuality studies, Vincent works primarily in the field of queer linguistics, focusing on homophobia, narratives of coming out and state discourses on sexuality in the context of Singapore.
He has also worked on projects surrounding the sociolinguistics of tourism, raciolinguistics, and communication studies. For his dissertation, Vincent examines the contact points between sexuality, spacetimes, and homophobia in Singapore to understand how histories are embedded and invoked in religious discourse as a form of contemporary queer animus.
Vincent's thesis title is What does it mean to ‘come home’? Sexuality, spacetimes, and scales in chronotopic neo-homophobia.
Principal supervisor: Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes