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Nicole Tarulevicz

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Nicole Tarulevicz

Nicole Tarulevicz

Senior Lecturer, History

Room 326, Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1705 (phone)

Nicole.Tarulevicz@utas.edu.au

Biography

Dr Nicole Tarulevicz (Nicki) is a Senior Lecturer in History and Asian Studies in the School of Humanities.

She is author of Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore (University of Illinois Press, 2013) and has published numerous journal articles. She has been nominated for many teaching awards and received the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) Award for Food Studies Pedagogy. Her current work explores how Singapore, as a free port and historic crossroads of trade, exemplifies and presages various elements of globalized food systems, currently and specifically including the ideas, practices and institutions historically connected to constructions of Food Safety.

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

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Fields of Research

  • Asian History (210302)
  • Asian Cultural Studies (200202)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) (130205)
  • Historical Studies (210399)
  • Consumption and Everyday Life (200203)
  • Postcolonial Studies (200211)
  • Impacts of Tourism (150601)
  • North American History (210312)
  • History of Ideas (220209)
  • Crafts (190501)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • History and Philosophy of Specific Fields (220299)
  • Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas (210103)

Research Objectives

  • Understanding Asia's Past (950502)
  • Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology (970121)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture (970120)
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Processed Milk and Cream (incl. Powder, Evaporated and Condensed) (860204)
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Understanding Past Societies (950599)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)

Publications

Total publications

47

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
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2013BookTarulevicz N, 'Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore', University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, pp. 224. ISBN 9780252038099 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

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2019Tarulevicz N, 'Discursively globalized: Singapore and food safety', Food, Culture, and Society pp. 1-11. ISSN 1751-7443 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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2018Tarulevicz N, 'Hawkerpreneurs: hawkers, entrepreneurship, and reinventing street food in Singapore', RAE, 58, (3) pp. 291-302. ISSN 0034-7590 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020180309 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2018Tarulevicz N, 'Sensing safety in Singapore, 1900-2015', Food, Culture, and Society, 21, (2) pp. 164-179. ISSN 1552-8014 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/15528014.2018.1434337 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Tarulevicz NT, Hudd S, 'From natural history to national kitchen: Food in the museums of Singapore, 2006 -2017', Digest, 6 pp. 18-44. ISSN 2329-4787 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2016Tarulevicz N, 'Food Safety as Culinary Infrastructure in Singapore, 1920-1990', Global Food History, 2, (2) pp. 132-156. ISSN 2054-9547 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/20549547.2016.1207370 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Tarulevicz NT, ''I Had No Time to Pick Out the Worms': Food adulteration in Singapore, 1900-1973', Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 16, (3) pp. 1-24. ISSN 1532-5768 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/cch.2015.0037 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Tarulevicz Nicole, 'Through the Looking Glass of Assessment in Australia: Countering the Pressure to Standardize', Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, 23, (2) pp. 78-91. ISSN 1052-5017 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2012Tarulevicz N, '"Let Lifeguard Milk raise your child": gender, food and nation in Singapore's past', International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS), 8, (2) pp. 55-71. ISSN 1823-6243 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Tarulevicz NT, 'Never Just Food: Themed Issue on Food and Asia', 8, (No. 2, July 2012) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1823-6243 (2012) [Edited Journal]

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2010Tarulevicz N, 'Singaporean youths must have wings and yet know where their nest is', International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies , 6, (2) pp. 23-48. ISSN 1823-6243 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2009Tarulevicz N, 'History Making in Singapore: Who is producing the Knowledge?', New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 11, (1) pp. 402-425. ISSN 1174-8915 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2006Tarulevicz N, 'More than remembering dishes: Food and nostalgia in Singapore', Sudostasien, 3, (2006) pp. 49-51. ISSN 0722-8821 (2006) [Non Refereed Article]

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2004Tarulevicz N, Oehlers A, 'Leadership Transition in Singapore', Suedostasien Aktuell , 4, (2004) pp. 38-41. ISSN 0722-8821 (2004) [Non Refereed Article]

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Tarulevicz N, 'Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore', University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, pp. 224. ISBN 9780252038099 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(8 outputs)
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2019Ooi CS, Tarulevicz N, 'From third world to first world: tourism, food safety and the making of modern Singapore', Food Tourism in Asia, Springer Singapore, E Park, S Kim, I Yeoman (ed), Singapore, pp. 73-88. ISBN 978-981-13-3623-2 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3624-9_6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ooi CS

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2019Tarulevicz N, 'Untouched by human hands: making and marketing milk in Singapore, 1900-2007', Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia, Routledge, C Leong-Salobir (ed), London, pp. 193-207. ISBN 9781138669918 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9781315617916-14 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Tarulevicz N, 'Food Safety as Culinary Infrastructure in Singapore, 1920-1990', Culinary Infrastructure, Routledge, Jeffrey Pilcher (ed) ISBN 9781138564268 (2018) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2018Tarulevicz N, 'Eating the other? East Asian Cultural Flows and Understandings of Chineseness in Singapore', Intra-Regional Popular Cultural Flows: Towards an East Asian Identity?, Peter Lang Inc, X Chen and N Tarling (ed), pp. 87-108. ISBN 9781433151873 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.3726/b14126 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Tarulevicz N, 'Singapore', Food Cultures of the World Encyclopaedia, Greenwood Publishing, K Albala (ed), Santa Barbara, California, pp. 235-245. ISBN 978-0-313-37626-9 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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2008Tarulevicz N, 'Hidden in plain view: Singapore's Race and Ethnicity Policies', The State, Development and Identity in Multi-Ethnic Societies, Routledge, N Tarling and T Gomez (ed), New York, pp. 134-153. ISBN 978-0-415-45178-9 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Tarulevicz N, Oehlers A, 'Capital punishment and the culture of developmentalism in Singapore', The Cultural Lives of Capital Punishment: Comparative Perspectives, Stanford University Press, A Sarat and C Boulanger (ed), Stanford, pp. 291-307. ISBN 9780804752343 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Tarulevicz N, 'Between forgetting and remembering: Singaporean History and the Singapore History Museum', Objects in Performance: Material Culture and the Arts in Southeast Asia, The Horniman Museum, Fiona Kerlogue (ed), Singapore, pp. 31-45. ISBN 1903338018 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(4 outputs)
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2018Tarulevicz N, 'Singapore. Food, foodways and foodscapes: Culture, community and consumption in post-colonial Singapore Edited by Lily Kong and Vineeta Sinha Singapore: World Scientific, 2016. Pp. 260. Index', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 48, (2) pp. 331-333. ISSN 0022-4634 (2018) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1017/S0022463417000443 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Tarulevicz N, 'The Scripting of of a National History: Singapore and Its Pasts by Hong Lysa and Huang Jianli', Asian Studies Review, 33, (Dec 2009) pp. 557-559. (2009) [Review Single Work]

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2003Tarulevicz Nicole, 'Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Contemporary Singapore by William Peterson', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 34, (1) pp. 184-185. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2002Tarulevicz Nicole, 'The Politics of Policy-Making in Singapore by Ho Khai Leong', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 33, (2) pp. 372-373. (2002) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Tarulevicz NT, 'Pure foods, mechanization, and food safety in Singapore', American Historical Association: 133rd Annual Meeting: Program, 3-6 January 2019, Chicago (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2015Tarulevicz NT, 'Jell-O: America's Most Famous Dessert, At Home Everywhere?', Hatcher Gallery Recordings, 12 January 2015, University of Michigan (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Tarulevicz NT, 'Food Safety and Global Comestibles', American Historical Association, 2-5 January 2015, New York (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014Tarulevicz NT, 'The Taste of Safety in Singapore', ASFS/AFHVS 2014: Collaboration & Innovation Across the Food System, 18-22 June 2014, University of Vermont (USA), pp. 32. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Tarulevicz NT, 'Cows with Passports and the Right Credentials: Marketing 'Australian' Milk in Singapore', AAS in Asia: Program Panel Abstracts, 17-19 July, 2014, National University of Singapore, pp. 36. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2013Tarulevicz NT, 'Asians on the way up... Milk Advertising in Singapore', AFHVS/ASFS 2013 Annual Meeting, June 2013, East Lansing, pp. 120. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Tarulevicz NT, 'Die, Die, Must Try: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore', Food-O-Philia 2013,, June 2013, Singapore (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2012Tarulevicz NT, 'East or West, Gordon's is Best: Food Advertising in Singapore', Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Interarea Panels and Abstracts, Session 60: Visualizing East Asian Consumption, March 15-18 2012, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canada EJ (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Tarulevicz NT, 'Hydroponic bean-sprouts and poo-water: Feeding the city-state of Singapore', ASFS Global Gateways and Local Connections: Cities, Agriculture and the Future of Food Systems, June 2012, New York, pp. 144. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Tarulevicz NT, 'Jam, Tarts, Spotted Dicks and Curry: Teaching Empire and Nation in Singaporean Home Economics', Food and Agriculture under the Big Sky: People, Partnerships and Policies, June 9-12, 2011, University of Montana, Missoula, USA, pp. 70. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Tarulevicz NT, 'Eating the Other? East Asian Identity in Singapore', New Zealand Asia Institute & MCSS-Centre for Security Studies (Taiwan), Intra-Regional Popular Cultural Flows: Towards an East Asian Identity, 17-19 April 2011, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2009Tarulevicz NT, 'The Original Fusion Cuisine? Eating Local and Cosmopolitan Food in Singapore', American Historical Association, Program and Abstracts, 2-5 January 2009, New York (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2008Tarulevicz NT, 'Forgotten Spaces: The Singaporean Kitchen ', Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Published Abstracts, 3-6 April, 2008, Atlanta, USA (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2007Tarulevicz NT, 'Co-opting Nostalgia: Historical Tensions in Singapore', Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Published Abstracts, 22-25 March, 2007, Boston, USA (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2007Tarulevicz NT, 'History for Everyone? ', Narrating The Nation: Thirty Years of A History of Singapore, Abstracts, 9 June 2007, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Tarulevicz NT, Jacobson JJ, 'Jell-O: America's Most Famous Dessert: At Home Everywhere', University of Michigan Special Collections Library, University of Michigan, USA (2015) [Curated Exhibition]

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Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Tarulevicz NT, ''Food and Us: Makanising our Identity, Roundtable Discussion', Food-o-Philia June 2013, Roundtable, Food-o-Philia June 2013, Singapore (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Tarulevicz NT, 'Get Involved: Makanise for Change, Roundtable Discussion', Roundtable, Food-o-Philia 2013, Food-o-Philia 2013, Singapore (2013) [Media Interview]

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2009Tarulevicz NT, 'Social Studies Program at the Undergraduate level for the College of Education and Human Services', National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation report, Cleveland State University, United States (2009) [Report Other]

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2009Tarulevicz NT, 'Social Studies Program at the Post-baccalaureate level for the College of Education and Human Services', National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation report, Cleveland State University, United States (2009) [Report Other]

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2009Tarulevicz NT, 'Social Studies Program at the Masters level for the College of Education and Human Services', National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation report, Cleveland State University, United States (2009) [Report Other]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$158,766

Projects

Search for Safety: A Cultural History Lesson on Food Safety from Singapore (2019 - 2021)$130,000
Description
This project aims to investigate how people in Singapore have thought about food safety. Using a cultural history approach, the project will trace how food safety thinking by ordinary people has changed over time, connecting this to food safety techniques and practices by government and industry. In studying Singapore, which has always imported nearly all food, the expected outcomes of this project are to generate new lessons from Singapore's history that may widely apply in an era of globalisation and contemporary food system complexity. Benefits of the project may include assisting food exporters and other food safety stakeholders in Australia to better understand the origins and complexity of food safety thinking.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($130,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tarulevicz NT
Period
2019 - 2021
Grant Reference
DP190100199
Searching for Cultural Quality (2017)$4,870
Description
This project scopes a history of food safety in Singapore that informs contemporary networks of global trade.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,870)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tarulevicz NT
Year
2017
American Historical Association Conference - USA, January 2015 (2015)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tarulevicz NT
Year
2015
Food Fright! A Cultural History of Food Security and Food Sovereignty (2013)$11,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,500)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tarulevicz NT
Year
2013
2012: Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), New York USA (2012)$1,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tarulevicz NT
Year
2012
Association for the Study of Food and Society - 9 to 12 June 2011, USA (June 2011) (2011)$3,396
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,396)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tarulevicz NT
Year
2011
Eating the Nation: A Cultural History of Singapore (2010)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tarulevicz NT
Year
2010

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDImagined Food Safeties: An Australian cultural history2018
MastersA Study on Past and Present State of the Global Food Safety System2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Lhotshampa in Tasmania: An exploration of the challenges of resettlement and acculturation
Candidate: Natascha Tobor
2018
PhDJournalism under Fire in China: The Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury, 1929-1949
Candidate: Yi Wang
2016
PhDFrom Orphanage to Entertainment Venue: Colonial and post-colonial Singapore reflected in the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus
Candidate: Sandra Fay Hudd
2015
PhDDesign for Resilience at Home: Integrating housing and regenerative food systems
Candidate: Wendy Gai Fountain
2015
PhDVolunteer Tourism as Development? Assessing the Role of Non-Government Organisations Through Case Studies from Asia
Candidate: Joanne Maree Ingram
2014