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Bai Shu Ming
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (First Class) - Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Teaching Assistant at National Institute of Education (NIE), Academic Group of English Language and Literature (ELL): Jan 2016 - Present Nanyang President Scholar Research Award for 2012, 2013 and 2014 Thesis Highly Commended at Global Undergraduate Awards Summit 2014 Nanyang President Graduate Scholarship: Aug 2014 - Present 2016 Australasian Humor Studies Network (AHSN) Conference Grant 2016 ASEAN Young Scholars (AYS) Workshop Grant
Humor, Rhetoric, Creativity. Multimodality in oral storytelling performances, Study of narratives.
Laughter as an embodied social communication to Analyze Humor in Rhetoric: A Study of the Rhetorical Humor in the Winning Toastmasters' Speeches.
Selected Publications or conference presentations
Bai, S. (2016). Laughter as an embodied social communication for humor-rhetoric analysis: A case study of the 2012 to 2015 World Championship winning Toastmasters speeches. Paper presented at the 28th International Humor Conference of the International Society of Humor Studies: Humor as Embodied Practice, Jun 27 - Jul 1, Dublin, Ireland. Bai, S. (2016). A rhetoric perspective of laughter in Toastmasters public-speaking. Paper presented at the 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference: Rhetoric and Change, May 26 - 29, Atlanta, GA. Bai, S. (2016). Singapore-based satirical humour: Interpretative analysis of satire news from NewNation.sg. Paper presented at the 22nd Australasian Humour Studies Network Conference, Unfunny: The Limits of Humour, Feb 6 - 8, Sydney, Australia. Bai, S. (2015). Investigating humor as rhetoric in the winning Toastmasters’ speeches. Paper presented at the 4th NIE Graduate Student Day: Learning Differently, Leading Change, Oct 31, National Institute of Education, Singapore. Bai, S. (2015). How do popular internet memes subvert dominant media messages: A case context of Singapore's 2014 anti-gambling campaign. Paper presented at the 6th NIEELL Postgraduate Conference on Language, Literature and Education, Aug 28, National Institute of Education, Singapore. Bai, S. (2015). Toward a more nuanced understanding of personality and humor. Paper presented at the 15th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications, Jul 13 - 18, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Bai, S. (2015). Humor in Toastmasters public speeches: The role of humor styles. Paper presented at the 27th International Humor Conference of the International Society of Humor Studies, Jun 29 - Jul 3, Oakland, CA. Bai, S. & Qu, L. (2014). Problem-solving approach, thinking styles and creativity. Paper presented at the 11th International Centre for Innovation in Education Conference, July 7 - 10, Paris, France. Bai, S., Qu, L., & Tan, C. S. (2013). Developing a new assessment of creativity: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Marconi Institute for Creativity Conference, Sep 29 - Oct 1, Bologna, Italy. Book of Abstracts for MIC Conference 2013, 95-97. Bai, S., Tan, C. S. & Qu, L. (2013). Measuring creativity in Singaporean young adults. Paper presented at the 3rd Conference on Psychology and Social Harmony, May 24 - 26, Beijing, China. Proceedings of CPSH 2013, 63-66.