EOI close this week! Southeast Asian researcher looking at gender & sexuality? New Mandala is looking for you.

New Mandala is seeking Expressions of Interest from Southeast Asian women and non-binary identifying academics researching issues around gender and sexuality in the region. Would you like to join a workshop to develop technical skills to communicate your research in audio-visual form? This project, funded by the ANU Gender Institute, will offer 3 participants the opportunity to gain skills and understand the process of developing a short video on free and open source software using readily available devices like smart phones and laptops. No previous experience in video production is necessary, but we are seeking researchers studying at a post-graduate level or above, whose current projects have progressed to field research or beyond.

Successful applicants will participate in three English-language, on-line training sessions delivered by Indonesian communications professional Anang Saptoto from Connecting Design Studios, with one-on-one support also offered throughout the process. Participants will produce a short, 5-10 minute video communicating one or more aspects of their research, which will be published on New Mandala and promoted through New Mandala and ANU Gender Institute media channels.

Participants will be expected to attend all of the three, 3-hour workshops, to be held in February 2021 (specific dates will be negotiated with successful applicants), and produce a video for publication by May 2021.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please send your 2-page academic CV, including a list of any previous publications (or link to your online record) and experience; an abstract for your proposed topic (300 words or less); and a photograph or other image related to your field research, to [email protected] by 12 December. Further selection processes may apply after EOIs have closed.

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