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Understanding Filipino film distribution: a PhD journey with Monash-Warwick PhD candidate Michael Kho Lim

Michael Kho Lim is a recipient of the Monash Graduate Scholarship and the Faculty of Arts International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FAIPRS) for his joint Monash/ Warwick University PhD research into film distribution in the Philippines. In 2016, he was shortlisted for the Victorian Government’s Education Award for International Student of the Year (research). We spoke…

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Dangerous Research: PhD candidate Maria Tanyag on field work and feminist research

Maria Tanyag is a PhD candidate in International Relations with the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre at Monash Arts. Her PhD research explores the sexual and reproductive rights of women in post-conflict and post-disaster settings in the Philippines, and has taken her to a number of remote communities where she tries to understand how people…

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Global Bioethics: A conversation with Professor Michael Selgelid

Professor Michael Selgelid is the Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre (formerly named Centre for Human Bioethics), and he also regularly provides expert advice to a number of international bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Last year, Professor Selgelid was commissioned to write a White Paper for the US Government on the ethics of…

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Death or Liberty tours in London, Dublin and Wales

“Democracy wasn’t granted in the 1850s and late 19th century simply because some wise politicians granted it or Queen Victoria agreed to it. It’s because people sacrificed their lives and certainly their liberty for these causes in the United Kingdom, in Ireland, in North America, in Canada, all over the Empire, and did time in…

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Godzilla’s lost nuclear past: Dr Jason Jones

You might remember Godzilla demolishing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, or Matthew Broderick defeating the monster in New York, but what do you know about Godzilla’s nuclear past? The original Godzilla film tackles the threat of the atomic age and nuclear weapons, it’s about Japan being drawn into war again, and about people living with…

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Tin sheds to global empires: looking at Mambo and what’s changed

Interview with Monash academic Associate Professor Tony Moore  “A recognition of the distinctness of cultural production – its involvement of genuinely different values – is not the end of sociological enquiry, but the beginning, leading us to examine the social interests in which it is inscribed. […] How do position-takings within the field define new…

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Medieval history and finding what you love: A conversation with Monash Historian Kathleen Neal

We recently chatted to Monash Historian, Dr Kathleen Neal. Kathleen discussed her first career as a scientist, and how she found a job she loves by following her passions, which led her to Medieval history and historical research. Kathleen told us about her current research projects, what she loves about her job, and her favourite…

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Place and Character: Monash Prize judge Mridula Chakraborty on what she loves to see in new literature

We recently chatted to Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing judge (and Monash academic) Mridula Chakraborty about what she loves to see in literature, her current reads and what she’s working on at the moment. The Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing is run in collaboration with the Emerging Writers’ Festival. The 2016 prize is…

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Challenging nuclear norms: A conversation with International Relations lecturer Dr Maria Rost Rublee

Ever wondered why some countries build a nuclear arsenal, while others choose not to? Is it economics, power, security strategies, or something else? Dr Maria Rost Rublee is a senior lecturer in International Relations at Monash’s School of Social Sciences. She spends her day (when she isn’t teaching International Relations theory and inspiring students to…

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