Teaching again

For a period of about three years I had very little to do with teaching, compared to earlier years. While I did continue supervision higher degree by research project, give a number of few guest lectures and talks, etc, it was not the same as having to run a class or a unit. Beginning 2018,…

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Latter-Day Danger Asians

I have never written and published in fiction so this piece in Peril Magazine is a first for me. I am grateful to Peril for accepting it. Titled, Latter-Day Danger Asians, it speaks to issues that have troubled me for a while but because of the genre of fiction (or should it be that neologism,…

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What they DONT’t tell you before you embark on a PhD

(originally published in Australia Asia Pacific Institute Review Jan-March 2016, p. 9) Well, if you thought that working on a PhD was about spending 3 years (or more? Yay!) reading and writing about your pet topic, you’re wrong. The first thing they don’t tell you is that editing will be much more important than writing….

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Supervising someone else’s dream?!!

This year I find myself taking on more postgraduate supervisions than I’ve ever had, though not as many as some of my colleagues because I’m wary of the responsibility of supervising someone else’s dream. And that’s how I think of postgraduate supervision, particularly for PhDs. People undertake these projects for different reasons, sometimes it’s a…

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The Craft of Writing for Research

Scholarship is a choice of how to live as well as a choice of career; whether he knows it or not, the intellectual workman forms his own self as he works toward the perfection of his craft; to realize his own potentialities, and any opportunities that come his way, he constructs a character which has…

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MCCA Symposium 2015

Here’s a record of an event recently held at Curtin University compiled using Storify. You should see some descriptive text when you hover your mouse over each image/ resource … [View the story “The MCCA Directions & Destinations Symposium 2015” on Storify]

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Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology

A new journal specially addressing new media, gender and technology, Ada, according to the Fembot collective who published it is: a feminist, multimodal, peer reviewed journal that examines the intersections of gender, new media, and technology. It is a publication of the Fembot Collective, and the product of countless hours of volunteer labor on the…

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Teaching Asia to Australia: Face-to-Face and First-Hand

  The one measure outlined in the White Paper, Australia in the Asian Century, that seems to have caught the public’s imagination is the access to four priority languages (Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese) at all levels of the Australian education system. This is an important move as linguistic literacy is part of deeper and…

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Teaching Asia to Australia

Most recent co-authored piece on The Conversation, republished here by Creative Commons: Teaching Asia to Australia: it’s not just about languages By Susan Leong, Queensland University of Technology and Catherine Gomes, RMIT University Ahead of the soon-to-be-released Asian Century White Paper, Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said Australia needs to “know Asia” in order to…

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