Belinda Ko received her PhD in February 2023. In her PhD thesis, she developed a novel, integrated analytical framework – a psycho-narratological approach to political discourse analysis – to deconstruct the speeches of Donald Trump in his 2016 US presidential campaign. Her thesis demonstrated how Trump represented different social and political actors as archetypal characters in narratives by positioning them, and how he positioned himself to his audience in the MAGA campaign so as to legitimise his campaign and advance his political goals.
Belinda is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Department of English. She teaches courses and co-supervises dissertations up to MA level. Before joining CityU, Belinda had worked as an English teacher for nine years.
Belinda’s research interests lie in discourse studies, particularly in taking a narrative approach to the analysis of social and political discourses. Besides, she also has a personal interest in public speaking.