Dr Chavalin Svetanant

(Project Leader) 


Dr. Chavalin Svetanant is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature (MCCALL), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Her research interests lie at the intersection of language and culture, with primary focus on media and communication studies in cross-cultural contexts, as well as linguistics, semiotics, and multimodal discourse analysis. Dr Svetanant has published her academic works in top journals such as Visual Communication (SAGE), Corpora (SAGE) as well as Open Linguistics (de Gruyter). Her articles in Open Linguistics ranked as the most downloaded article of the journal in 2018-2019. 


Before joining Macquarie in 2008, Chavalin was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Eastern Languages, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand); and a visiting research scholar at the Japanese Research Centre for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, Japan).