logo_arcCongratulations to the following AASRN members and friends who have been successful in the recent Australian Research Council (ARC) funding rounds!

In the DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) category:

  1. Kate BAGNALL – “This project plans to study the paths to citizenship for Chinese settlers in late 19th- and early 20th-century Australia, in comparison with New Zealand and Canada. From the mid-19th century, Chinese migrants to Australia sought to become citizens in their adopted homeland. The project intends to analyse naturalisation law and policy and use biographies and case studies to consider why and how Chinese became British subjects. The project expects to deepen historical understandings of the settlement of Chinese migrants by documenting their struggles for citizenship and rights. By exploring historical case studies it also aims to highlight the socio-economic benefits of naturalisation for the migrant and the nation.”
  2. Jessica WALTON – “This project aims to understand how children in Australia and South Korea navigate racial, ethnic and cultural difference through everyday interactions and experiences as part of an international school partnership. International education aims to prepare students to be active global citizens. However, there is limited knowledge about how students navigate and negotiate these differences and the extent to which such programs encourage positive intercultural contact in their everyday lives. Given worldwide reports of racism and ethnic and cultural intolerance, the intended outcome of this project is to provide robust empirical evidence that advances theories of intercultural relations and informs global citizenship policy and practice.”

In the Discovery project category:

  1. Koichi IWABUCHI, Fran Martin, Audrey Yue, and Olivia Khoo – “By evaluating Australia’s role in East Asian media circuits, this project aims to identify new industry and consumer trends. The rise of East Asian media industries, estimated to be worth US$120 billion and reaching at least 2 billion consumers, is changing Australian media culture. While East Asian media reach in to Australian audiences via new media, Australian media industries are reaching out to Asia via transnational co-productions. This project plans to examine these trends in media consumption and production to analyse impacts on the cultural identities of Australian audiences and media products. Through the innovative framework of minor transnationalism, it plans to produce a deeper understanding of the nation’s relationship with its region.”