Sheryn Lee is currently the project officer and a research assistant with the ‘Languages of Security in the Asia-Pacific’ project, as well as a research assistant and tutor at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), at the Australian National University. In 2011 she was the inaugural Robert O’Neill scholar to the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in Singapore and author of the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre’s Singapore Diaries blog. She is also a T. B. Millar scholar and masters student in Strategy and Defence at the Australian National University. In Fall 2012, she will commence her PhD. studies in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, with the support of a Benjamin Franklin Fellowship.