14 April 2007

Winter Workshop: Writing Self/Representing Other: Migration, Mobility and Travel - (closing date 30 April)

Winter Workshop: Writing Self/Representing Other: Migration, Mobility and Travel

12 – 15 July 2007

University of Wollongong

The Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), with the support of the Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network (APFRN), is calling for applications from PhD students and Early Career Researchers at Australian universities to participate in the third CAPSTRANS Winter Workshop for Doctoral Students and Early Career Researchers. This year the theme of the workshop is Writing Self/Representing Other: Migration, mobility and travel.

The aim of the Workshop is:

• To explore recent work which critically engages with the question of writing/representing the subjects of research;
• To assist doctoral students and early-career researchers to enhance their academic knowledge and expertise in relation to research methodologies; and
• To provide opportunities for targeted reading and writing exercises that allow participants to explore different writing techniques.

This 3 day workshop will be convened by CAPSTRANS Director, Associate Professor Lenore Lyons. The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the methodologies, approaches, and negotiations which underpin research relationships, dialogues and exchanges in the ‘field’. By focusing specifically on research which explores migration and other forms of mobility, we seek to critically engage with the issue of power in research relationships which are characterised by a diversity of subject positions (marked by class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality) as well as temporal and spatial shifts (for both researcher and researched).

Applications will be considered on a competitive basis.

The closing date for applications and referee's reports is 5pm, Monday 30 April 2007.

Further information is available at


Enquiries to Associate Professor Lenore Lyons, Director, CAPSTRANS

(Lenore_Lyons@uow.edu.au), Phone: 61 2 4221 4894