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Claire Soh

MA Student at New York University

Location icon United States

Recent graduate in English Language and Literature from University of Oxford (The Queen's College). I'll be reading for an MA in English and American Literature at New York University from the Fall 2019 semester.

Former editor of the Oxford Review of Books (Hilary Term 2019).

Previous positions:
Hilary Term 2018 (Jan-Mar):
- Business & Marketing Director, The Isis Magazine
- Events Team Member, Oxford Review of Books

Trinity Term 2018 (Apr-Jun):
- Business & Marketing Team Member, The Isis Magazine
- Sub-Editor (Prose), Oxford Review of Books

Michaelmas Term 2018 (Oct-Dec):
- Sub-Editor (Prose), Oxford Review of Books
- Peer Reviewer, Common Ground Journal
- Music Contributor, PHASER

Portfolio
The Isis Magazine
08/06/2019
[Not-So] Subtle Asian Traits

"A 2am Facebook notification was the gateway to hours scrolling away and lecture slots suppressing my laughter. My cousin, a student at Tufts University across the Atlantic, had added me to a Facebook group I'd never even heard of: subtle asian traits. "subtle asian traits" is anything but subtle." An essay on the rise of Facebook meme group subtle asian traits, and its failure to provide an inclusive social space for the global Asian diaspora.

Sine Theta Magazine
08/01/2019
Xinyao

An essay for Sine Theta Magazine [print] about xinyao 新谣 music, a folk genre unique to Singapore.

Oxford Review of Books
03/07/2019
Movers, Shakers & Shirkers

A review of Sandi Tan's 2018 documentary, Shirkers. I was also one of the four editors overseeing this issue.

PHASER
11/27/2018
(Glee)ful Music

A personal essay paying homage to the music of the FOX TV show, Glee, which ran from 2009 to 2015.

PHASER
10/23/2018
Review: the soundtrack to 'Crazy Rich Asians'

A review of the soundtrack to 2018 romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, highlighting the strength of the Asian talent featured, and inclusion of 1920s and 30s Shanghainese jazz music.

Common Ground Journal
05/05/2018
'Language is the only homeland'

An academic essay on Singapore's creole, Singlish, detailing its origins, technical features, and relationship to Singapore's national languages in a postcolonial context.

The Isis Magazine
04/22/2018
Can Speak Singlish?

A personal essay on Singapore's creole, Singlish, detailing both its origins and technical features and the significance it has had in my life, especially at a foreign university.

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