Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen Profile

ProfilesVivian Hsueh Hua Chen (Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2006) is an associate professor in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

 

Vivian Hsueh Hua ChenShe is currently the chair of the Game Studies division for the International Communication Association and an associate editor for the Journal of Media Psychology. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and Journal of Information Society.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include how technology brings changes in communication behaviors and facilitate both negative and positive individual and social outcomes, as well as the social and psychological impact of interactive digital media, which includes video games, virtual reality, and social media. She investigates the ways in which individuals negotiate their identities and social relationships through intercultural interaction both in real life and in virtual environments. Dr. Chen has worked on several interdisciplinary projects that look specifically at the design of interactive digital media, such as serious games and virtual reality to facilitate positive intercultural communication.

Selected publications:

Chen, V.H.H., Ibasco, G.C., Lew, V.J.X, & Lew J.Y.Y. (2021). The effect of VR avatar embodiment on improving attitudes and closeness toward immigrants. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 705574.

Chen, V.H.H., Ahmed, S., & Chib, A. (2021). The role of social media behaviors and structural intergroup relations on immigrant stereotypes. International Journal of Communication, 15, 4085-4108.

Chen, V.H.H., Chan S.G.M., & Tan Y.C. (2021). Perspective-taking in virtual reality and reduction of biases against minorities. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 5(8), 42.

Chen, V.H.H., Koek, W.J.D., Ibasco, G.C., Beatrice, F., & Chib, A. (2022). The effect of intergroup contact in gaming on improving empathetic feelings and reducing stereotypes toward immigrants. 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Koek, W.J.D., Yu, V., & Chen, V.H.H. (2022). Understanding meaningful play and its link to prosocial attitudes. 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


Work for CID:

Vivian Chen wrote KC22: Cultural Identity.

National U of Singapore: Media Law & Policy / Strategic Communication (Singapore)

“Job Assistant / Associate / Full Professors in Media Law and Policy and in Strategic Communication. Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Deadline: 1 September 2021.

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore is seeking applicants to fill two faculty positions:

The successful candidate in the Media Law and Policy position will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: media law & policy, media ethics, intellectual property, internet governance, technology law & policy, data governance, regulations of emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, and Internet of things. Candidates with previous industry experience in Media Law and Policy are welcome to apply.

For the position in Strategic Communication, the Department seeks applicants with expertise and cutting edge research that includes one or more of the following areas: PR/corporate communication, risk & crisis communication, organizational communication, advertising & marketing communications, public diplomacy, digital/social media for strategic communication. Candidates with previous industry experience in public relations and marketing communications are strongly encouraged to apply.

National U Singapore: Global Media Communication (Singapore)

“JobAssistant Professor in Global Media Communication, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Deadline: May 12, 2021 (position reopened).

The Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore invites applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: global media and communication, environmental communication, media industry studies, intercultural communication, science and technology studies, development communication, digital technology and social change, global media governance, media communication in Asia and/or Southeast Asia. CNM offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Development and Cultural Studies, the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme, and a new Master of Social Science in Communication programme. It has research concentrations in media and publics, critical theory, cultural studies, communication policy, computation and creativity, health communication. Successful candidates for this position will join an engaging community of 46 full-time faculty, 13 part-time instructors, and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

Nanyang Technological U PHD Studentships (Singapore)

“Studentships“Fully-funded Doctoral Scholarships, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Deadline: January 13, 2020 for entry in fall 2021 (but note that separate application to the program is due November 15, 2020).

The School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for fully-funded doctoral scholarships to begin in August 2021. The scholarships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend.

The School of Humanities at NTU is a dynamic, creative, and diverse community of scholars with research expertise in Literature, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, History, Philosophy, and Chinese Studies. The School also encourages interdisciplinary research in the following areas: Medical Humanities, Green Humanities, Gender and Diversity Studies, Intercultural Contact and Communication, and Southeast Asian Studies.  

National U Singapore: Jobs & Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Deadline for most: August 15, 2020.

Among them are the following:

Yale-NUS Associate Dean of Students (Singapore)

“JobAssociate Dean of Students, Yale-National University of Singapore College, Singapore. Deadline: June 15, 2020.

The Associate Dean of Students is a senior member of the Dean of Students (DOS) Office leadership team, reporting directly to the Dean and will act as the deputy in the Dean’s absence. The role serves as a front-facing liaison to the student community and advises the Dean of Students on a variety of student-related matters, along with driving intra- and inter-departmental projects on behalf of the DOS Office.

This position oversees Campus Life and Student Services. Campus Life includes Student Organisations & Leadership, Athletics & Recreation, and Intercultural Engagement (i.e., Diversity & Inclusion). The selected candidate will develop strategic plans for Campus Life, as well as drive the execution of programmes, policies and initiatives to support the cognitive, intrapersonal and interpersonal development of students. Student Services oversees international student passes, student billing, student insurance, parent/family relations and housing operations.

Yale-NUS will introduce a newly designed residential curriculum starting in academic year 2020-21. The Associate Dean will help further refine the residential curriculum and assist in implementation.

National U Singapore: Communications & New Media (Singapore)

“JobAssistant Professor in Open Specialisation, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Deadline: Posted January 22, 2020, Open until filled.

The Department of Communications and New Media at National University of Singapore (NUS) with open specialisation in the general discipline of New Media and Communication. Successful candidates must have a PhD in Cultural Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Computational Communication, Design Informatics, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching. Consideration may also be given to candidates with practice-based and industry experience in related sectors.

National U Singapore Jobs and Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Among them are the following:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies with Specialization in Cultural Management (Educator Track, so teaching only) with a start date of 2 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 Dec 2019.

Candidates will have global, regional and local knowledge of arts, cultural and media industries with expertise in one or more of the following areas: cultural management; cultural policy and practice; critical creative industry studies; cultural planning and audience development; arts, community and diversity; cultural economics; arts management and data analytics; cultural diplomacy; art history and curatorial practice. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and engagement in industry practice.

Assistant Professor in New Media with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with open specialisation in the general discipline of New Media and Communication.

Teaching Assistant in Digital Media and Analytics with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with teaching assistant expertise and experience interactive digital art and immersive media; machine learning and text analytics; computational art and curation; human interface/user experience (UX) design, etc. The applicant will have industry related and/or teaching experience in one or more of the areas.

PostdocsTwo Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows with a start date of January 2020. Application deadline: 31 Oct 2019.

Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: New media and mobility, Cultural studies in Asia, Cultural theory and materialist cultural studies, Critical software studies and network theory, Games and e-sports theory, Race, gender and sexuality studies in Asia, Critical creative industry and policy studies, Asian film and digital heritage studies, Digital ethnography and qualitative research methods.

Ramen Shop

Intercultural Pedagogy
Ramen Shop could not be more appropriate as a tool for starting discussions about intercultural dialogue.

The protagonist, the son of a Singaporean mother and Japanese father,  searches for family history and recipes simultaneously. By the end, he combines his father’s ramen noodles with his mother’s bak kut teh, or pork rib soup.

Nanyang Technological U Postdoc: Social Media/Gaming (Singapore)

PostdocsPost-Doctoral Researcher: Social Media and Mobile Gaming in an Intercultural Communication Context, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Applications preferred by May 17, 2019, with interviews scheduled for May 24-28, 2019 in Washington DC.

A position is currently available at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University; the contract period for this position is 24 months. The responsibility is to work on inter-disciplinary funded project on social media and mobile gaming in an intercultural communication context. The principle investigator is Dr. Arul Chib. Email him directly if you are interested.