Monika Winarnita

Monika Winarnita is a Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia. She has an Honorary Research Fellowship with Social Inquiry at La Trobe University Australia and is a Board Member for Asian Australian Studies Research Network. Her research focuses on gender, migration and cultural performances. She has published extensively in Asian Studies, Anthropology and Cultural Studies journals such as Anthropological Forum, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Ethnomusicology Forum, Bijdragen, Indonesia and the Malay World, Intercultural Studies, Global Networks, Identities, and Emotions, Space and Society. Her book Dancing the Feminine: Gender and Identity Performances by Indonesian Migrant Women (Sussex Academic Press UK 2015) was awarded Monograph of Distinction at the University of Victoria BC Canada ‘Ideafest’ (2017), where she is a current Associate at the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives and a previous Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow.