Winter Workshop On Writing Self/Representing Other: Migration, Mobility and Travel
NSW, Australia - Through the process of discussion and the provision of writing time, we believe that the workshop will not only strengthen the participant’s knowledge of research methodologies but also enhance their writing abilities.
The aim of the workshop is:
To explore recent work which critically engages with the question of writing/representing the subjects of research;
To assist doctoral students and early-career researchers to enhance their academic knowledge and expertise in relation to research methodologies; and
To provide opportunities for targeted reading and writing exercises that allow participants to explore different writing techniques.
This 3 day workshop will be convened by Associate Professor Lenore Lyons Director of CAPSTRANS. The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the methodologies, approaches, and negotiations which underpin research relationships, dialogues and exchanges in the ‘field’. By focusing specifically on research which explores migration and other forms of mobility, we seek to critically engage with the issue of power in research relationships which are characterised by a diversity of subject positions (marked by class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality) as well as temporal and spatial shifts (for both researcher and researched).
Through the process of discussion and the provision of writing time, we believe that the workshop will not only strengthen the participant’s knowledge of research methodologies but also enhance their writing abilities and further improve the quality of research publications.
WHO is the convenor?
Associate Professor Lenore Lyons is Director of CAPSTRANS. She has written extensively about the women's movement in Singapore and transnational feminist activism. She is currently working on two ARC Discovery projects – one on constructions of national identity in Riau, Indonesia (with Michele Ford at the University of Sydney), and the other on migrant worker rights activism in Singapore and Malaysia.
WHO can apply to participate?
PhD students enrolled in any faculty at an Australian university who are in their final year of writing up their thesis; and early career researchers with less than 5 years since the award of their PhD who are currently engaged in writing up a substantive piece of research (e.g. a monograph-length study). Applicants’ current research should examine an issue related to mobility or migration in the Asia-Pacific.
what is involved in participating in the workshop?
Successful applicants will spend four days (three nights) at the ANU’s Kioloa campus (south coast of NSW) from 12 – 15 July 2007. Participants will be expected to contribute to the workshop by:
reading short scholarly articles that address the workshop themes and engaging in critique and discussion of these approaches with workshop facilitators and peers;
participating in daily writing exercises that address the workshop themes and explore different ways of engaging with the issue of power in research relationships; and
providing feedback to their fellow participants.
Unlike a typical academic conference, this workshop aims to provide each participant with the opportunity to spend considerable time writing and getting feedback on their writing from experienced scholars. They will also be expected to read short pieces of published writing as preparation for their own writing tasks.
E-Mail your application to:-
[email protected] (Subject: Winter Workshop)