Pavan Mano

Pavan Mano


  • Lecturer in Global Cultures and Interdisciplinary Education, Liberal Arts
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    Pavan Mano is a cultural theorist working in and around the fields of (20th and 21st century) contemporary literature and cultural studies. He received his PhD in English Literature & Cultural Studies from King’s College London, and his work engages heavily with critical and literary theory as well as affiliated intellectual fields such as postcolonial studies, queer studies, nationalism studies, and political theory.

    One of the key themes that animates Pavan’s current research is studying nationalism’s continual generation of outsider figures and its intersections with race, gender, and sexuality. At the moment, he is working on his first monograph that examines heteronormativity as a modality for the transmission of nationalism in postcolonial Singapore. Drawing on a range of texts such as political biographies, legal texts, archival records, oral histories and more, the book analyses the production of subjectivity in independent Singapore, and demonstrates how affects of belonging and non-belonging can be articulated through the governance of sexuality.

    Pavan’s work has been published in journals such as Culture, Theory and Critique, the Journal of Language and Sexuality and he has also written for the King’s English and LSE Southeast Asia blogs, Back Page Football, and Atticus Review.


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD English Literature & Cultural Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2022

    MA Discourse Studies, Master of Arts, Lancaster University

    Award Date: 1 Oct 2018

    BA (Hons, 1st) English Language & European Studies, Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore (NUS)

    Award Date: 1 Aug 2017


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