Researcher biography

Nadira Talib focuses on developing methods of synthesizing philosophical deliberations with discourse analysis in analyzing social policies to account for how the world is organized and how we should live in it, and to be able to have some understanding of the conditions that govern our existence. In questioning the systems (of who gets to define what a human being is and what constitutes human life) that separate and divide human beings one from another, her work centers on examining how adhering to the perceived demands of surrealistic political economies is imbricated within the relations of morality and ethics. Her book, Is it time to let meritocracy go? Examining the case of Singapore (2020) published by the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education series, presents detailed methods for constructing a flexible philosophical-analytical model, which includes elements of music and art, through which to apply the analytic principles of Critical Discourse Analysis for the interpretation of metaphors across policy texts.