usyd-logoUNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY: Invitation to Participate in Research

You are invited to participate in a study that explores the lives of gay men, of South Asian descent. This project is about understanding your personal stories. Specifically, it aims to understand the identity and personal relations of gay South Asian men in Sydney, Australia. This study is focusing upon people over the age of 18, of an Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Fijian-Indian background. Participation will consist of a single interview, which will occur at your convenience.

The study is being conducted by Shiva Chandra and will form the basis of his doctoral dissertation, at The University of Sydney, under the supervision of Dr Jennifer Wilkinson, Department of Sociology and Social Policy.

If you would like to participate, please contact Shiva Chandra by email at

Once you have expressed interest in the study, a Participant Information Statement will be sent to you. I look forward to hearing about your experiences and understanding important aspects of your life.

Thank you and I hope to speak to you soon,
Shiva Chandra

FORMAL INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH (on USyd letterhead; .pdf): Shiva-Chandra-research