Gender and Cultural Studies | Research Seminar Series: Semester 1 2021

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Social Sciences Building (A02)

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Camperdown, NSW 2050

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Research Seminar Series: Semester 1 2021 Teaching and Embodying ‘Diversity’ in the Australian University

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Teaching and Embodying ‘Diversity’ in the Australian University

Combined presentation:

  • Dr Jane Chi Hyun Park | GCS University of Sydney
  • Dr Quah Ee Ling Sharon | University of Wollongong
  • Dr Shawna Ser Wei Tang | GCS University of Sydney

In this presentation, we discuss our personal and professional experiences as Asian migrant academics who embody and teach ‘diversity’ in the Australian university. Our racial and cultural differences are assumed to make us ‘culturally competent’ experts on ‘diversity’ even as we are challenged by everyday and structural forms of racism. Centering on the affective relations that constitute our ‘difference’, we re-visit particular scenes of racist encounters in and around the workplace and reflect on the pedagogic work we do in addressing institutional racisms that undergird the curriculum and the culture of the university. Although the repeated returning to these sites can be burdensome and traumatic, they are also grounds from which we might imagine and cultivate spaces of learning and resistance.

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Camperdown, NSW 2050

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