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Dr Monika Winarnita Honorary Research Fellow, Japanese

Monika Winarnita is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Social Inquiry. She is a Chief Investigator in several research projects funded by the Research Focus Area Transforming Human Societies (RFA THS) on gender, labour, migration and digital citizenship. She received a School of Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Researcher funding and is a continuing Honorary Research Fellow (2013 onwards). At La Trobe, she has held Research Associate positions in ARC Discovery and Linkage projects 'New Beats' (2017-2019) and 'State-Society Relations: Cocos Keeling Islands' (2014-2016) as well as a Research Project Officer for the Centre for Dialogue (2011 to 2013) working on the Australia Indonesia Dialogue and Dialogue Across Diasporic Communities in Victoria. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Australian National University (2014) with an external affiliation to La Trobe University. She is affiliated with the University of Victoria, BC, Canada as an Associate at the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (2019-2021) and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the SSHRC funded project 'Southeast Asian Women, Family and Migration in the Global Era' (2015-2017). Her book  'Dancing the Feminine: Gender and Identity Performances by Indonesian Migrant Women', Sussex Academic Press UK (2015) was awarded the 2017 Monograph of Distinction at the University of Victoria BC Canada Annual Author celebration (IdeaFest Refugees and Immigration Theme). Monika's research interests include migration, employment, family, gender, cultural performance, politics of culture, diaspora, digital ethnography, multimedia, media representation, identity, and belonging.


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