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Dr. Devaleena Das awarded Visiting Research Fellowship

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May 16, 2019

Dr. Devaleena Das has been awarded Visiting Research Fellowship under the Faculty of Education & Arts 2019 International Research Collaboration scheme, on behalf of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre, and the Centre for 21st Century Humanities at University of Newcastle, Australia.

The primary goal of the collaborative grant application is aimed to create an archive of feminist art, storytelling, dance and activist scholarships related to cultural studies of female/ trans/ subaltern bodies from Australia, USA, South Asia, Mexico, Africa, and Middle East.
Fifteen international research collaborators from across the globe including faculty from University of Cape Town, University of Oxford,University of British Columbia,University of Amsterdam, Penn State University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine among others  are awarded the fellowship in 2019 to share and exchange their wealth of experiences and global research perspectives perspective at UoN. During her Fellowship period, Dr. Das will contribute to the Purai and C21CH’s research programs, meet with research staff and students, deliver talks and presentations on her research, foster research links between UMD and UoN, and avail herself of opportunities for scholarly exchange and discussion. She will be also engaging in field research related to her work on corporeality and Aboriginal women's art and dance in her book project entitiled Stripping the Anatomical Parts. While at UON, Dr Das will deliver a transnational gender workshop for HDR students (primarily based in FEDUA and with Purai and Wollotuka), and an academic seminar on her current work.
 
The primary goal of the collaborative grant application is aimed to create an archive of feminist art, storytelling, dance and activist scholarships related to cultural studies of female/ trans/ subaltern bodies from Australia, USA, South Asia, Mexico, Africa, and Middle East. It will be a collaborative shared archive between UON and UMD for comparative and interdisciplinary work, addressing issues that reach across disciplines and bring understandings of cultural meanings of bodies, historical contexts, identity formation, and social movements connected to bodies. This archive will help interdisciplinary scholars, artists, writers and even medical students to incorporate resources in their research and teaching praxis. During her visit, Dr. Das aims to foster research links between UMD and UON academics.