Faculty and Staff


Keri Matwick

Keri Matwick





Office:           HSS-02-15

Telephone:    6592 1560

E-mail:          kerimatwick@ntu.edu.sg​​

Dr. Matwick is a Lecturer in the Language and Communication Centre (LCC). Joining NTU in 2018, she presently teaches Academic Communications in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. This last spring 2018, Keri was a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras and taught English for Tourism. She has been teaching for the last 10 years and has taught courses in academic writing, composition, and food, media, and culture, as well as Spanish. Previously, she taught at University of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the University of Notre Dame. Her research is in the areas of interactional sociolinguistics, media discourse, and food and language. Her Ph.D. thesis is on the narrative structure of cooking shows and the legitimation strategies of celebrity chefs. She is currently writing a book with her twin sister Kelsi on the discourse and genre of cooking shows.

Selected publications

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2018. Humor and performing gender on TV cooking shows. Humor, 31(3).

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2018. Politeness and pseudo-intimacy in a food radio call-in program. Discourse, Context & Media, 21, 46-53.

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2017. Culinary tourism in Central America: A cross-analysis of government tourism websites. Journal of Culinary Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1080/15428052.2017.1378601

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2017. Women’s language in female celebrity chef cookbooks. Celebrity Studies, 1-16.

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2017. Self-deprecatory humor on TV cooking shows. Language & Communication, 56, 33-41.

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2017. Cooking at home: A multimodal narrative analysis of the Food Network. Discourse, Context & Media. 17, 20-29.

Matwick, K. 2016. Multimodal legitimation strategies on tv cooking shows. Multimodal Communication, 5(2).

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2015. East meets West: The discourse of Japanese American cookbooks as intercultural communication. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 39.

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2015. Inquiry in television cooking shows. Discourse & Communication, 9(2), 313-330.

Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. 2014. Storytelling and synthetic personalization in television cooking shows. Journal of Pragmatics, 71, 151- 159.​​