Accomplishments & Service

Awards and Honors

President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, Stony Brook University
Interview with the Graduate School on Award: “Michelle Ho Q&A: Turning Difference into Strength, Striking Balance”

Graduate Student Organization Distinguished Travel Award, Stony Brook University

Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) Professional Development Award

Vivien Hartog Travel Award, Stony Brook University

Grants and Funding Schemes

Reimagine Research Scheme Category A, “Constructing sexual contact matrices for the men who have sex with men (MSM) community to perform Monkeypox transmission modelling” (as co-Principal Investigator with Borame L. Dickens, SSHSPH)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Staff Research Support Scheme (SRSS) for “Building Bridges across Feminist Pedagogy and Research: Interventions in Young Singaporeans’ Experiences and Understandings of Sexual Violence” (as Co-Investigator)

National University of Singapore (NUS) Ministry of Education (MOE) Tier 1 Grant for “Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Digital Age (CASMIDA): Perspectives from Singapore” (as Principal Investigator)

MOE Tier 1 Grant, “Research Workshop on Gender, Youth, and Media in Asia (conference)” (as Co-Investigator)

National University of Singapore (NUS) Center for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) Pilot Project Grant for “Detrimental to Our Well-Being: Digital Technologies and Campus Sexual Misconduct in Singapore” (as Principal Investigator)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Staff Research Support Scheme (SRSS) for “Detrimental to Our Well-Being: Digital Technologies and Campus Sexual Misconduct in Singapore” (as Co-Investigator)

Research Scholarship Block-Fund Post Doc Fellows (RSB-PDF) Grant

FASS-ARI (Asia Research Institute) Book Manuscript Workshop Grant

NUS FASS Start-Up Grant

AAS-in-ASIA Conference Travel Grant, Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Travel Grant, ACLA

Fellowships and Scholarships

2019-2020 Academic Year
Martha LA McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto (Offered, but not taken up)

2018-2020 Academic Years
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Communications and New Media (CNM), National University of Singapore (NUS) (Offered for two years but taken up for one)

2017-2018 Academic Year

Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship,   

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Travel Grant and Registration Scholarship, NWSA

2016-2017 Academic Year

Japanese Studies Fellowship, Japan Foundation

2012-2016 Academic Years
Teaching Assistantship, Stony Brook University

2011-2012 Academic Year
Merit-based Scholarship funded by NEC Corporation, University of Tokyo

2010-2011 Academic Year
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)/JENESYS Next Leaders Program Scholarship, University of Tokyo

Service to Profession

Editorial Board, Sociology of Sport Journal

Board Member, Society for Queer Asian Studies (SQAS), Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

Manuscript Reviewer, Feminist Media Studies

Departmental & University Service

Chair, CNM Care Committee (CCC), Communications and New Media (CNM), NUS
The CNM Care Committee (CCC) is a resource for anyone in the Communications & New Media (CNM) department to consult on issues of bullying, harassment, equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Steering Committee, Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (GSRC), FASS, NUS

Area Coordinator for Cultural Studies, Communications and New Media (CNM), NUS
We have a Cultural Studies undergraduate minor and a Cultural Studies in Asia Ph.D. program.

Organizer, CNM CRC Queer Studies Reading Group, CNM, NUS

2018-2019 Academic Year
Graduate Student Mentor, CNM, NUS

2014-2015 Academic Year
Graduate Student Representative for Women’s and Gender Studies, Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University

Editorial Assistant, Kudos, Cultural Analysis and Theory Departmental Newsletter, Stony Brook University

2013-2014 Academic Year
Organizer, Cultural Analysis and Theory Colloquia, Stony Brook University

Extracurricular University Service

2010-2011 Academic Year
Vice President, Singapore Students’ Association (Japan) 

Community Involvement and Outreach


Member, Films Consultative Panel (FCP), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

2017-2018 Academic Year

Volunteer, Rosie’s Place, a shelter for poor and homeless women in Boston

Volunteer, Boston Living Center, a non-profit organization (NPO) for the HIV/AIDS community

2016-2017 Academic Year

Volunteer, Hands On Tokyo, an NPO for community services, such as working with children and youths with visual and intellectual disabilities

Volunteer, AKTA, an NPO and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community center based in Tokyo