Contributors to Intersections
Issue 39

Srinivasan Chokkanathan is currently an assistant professor at the department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research interest focuses on the complex pathways through which resources and stressors influence the wellbeing of older adults.
Tui Nicola Clery holds a Ph.D. in Pacific Island Studies and Anthropology from the University of Otago, Aotearoa/New Zealand (2013). Her thesis is entitled 'The Art of Peace: Performative and Arts-based Peace Practices in Contemporary Fiji.' I explores how artists, activists and civil society organisations are using arts-based processes as tools for communicating messages of peace, and initiating dialogue within and between diverse communities. Tui's recent publications include: 'Militarism, Masculinities and the Construction of Gender in Contemporary Fiji: Performances of parody and subversion as feminist resistance' in Pacific Studies (2014); 'Extending the talanoa; weaving Pacific and performative methods for peace research in contemporary Fiji' in Talanoa: Building a Pacifika Research Culture, ed. Fairburn-Dunlop and Coxon, Dunmore Press (2014); and 'The F Word; challenging gender norms, performing possibilities, and celebrating lesbian relationships in Fiji,' in Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, issue 35, (2014).

Lisa Eklund is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Lund University, where she also defended her Ph.D. thesis 'Rethinking Son Preference – Gender, Population Dynamics and Social Change in the People’s Republic of China,' in 2011. Her research engages with questions pertaining to gender, sociology of the family, and population and social policy, with a special focus on China. Her most recent publications include: 'The sex ratio question and new social risk – Power, choice and self in mate selection among women and men in higher education in China' (2016), 'Understanding marriage squeezes – Sex ratio imbalance, gender and social policy in China' (2016) and 'Son preference reconfigured? A qualitative study of migration and social change in four Chinese villages' (2015).
Esther C.L. Goh is head of Social Work Department of the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include: bilateral parent-child dynamics, children as agentic beings in cultural contexts; cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore; intergenerational dynamics within families; social work practice-based evidence research: client-social worker dynamics; children as agents in low income families; Social work education research (editor of greater China Board of Social Work Education); healthcare education research; research methods expertise: qualitative methodologies, ethnographic methods.
Kristina Göransson is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Lund University, Sweden, and holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. Her research primarily concerns family and intergenerational relations, parenting, educational work, and gender in Singapore. She has carried out extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Singapore and is the author of The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore (University of Hawai'i Press, 2009), 'Reassessing the Intergenerational Contract' in Journal of Intergenerational Relationships (2013), and 'Raising Successful Children: Children as Accumulation Strategy and the Renegotiation of Parenting Arrangements in Singapore' in the Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (2015).
Yoonhee Kang is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, Seoul National University, South Korea. She conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork among Korean educational migrants in Singapore between 2008 and 2011. Her recent publications include 'Going Global in Comfort: South Korean Education Exodus,' in South Korea's Education Exodus: The Life and Times of Study Abroad (Seattle & London: University of Washington Press, 2015), 'Global Citizens in the Making: Child-Centred Multimedia Ethnographic Research on South Korean Student Migrants in Singapore,' Ethnography 14(3) (2013), and '"Any One Parent Will Do": Negotiations of Fatherhood among South Korean "Wild Geese" Fathers in Singapore,' Journal of Korean Studies 17 (2) (2012).
Xuan Li is assistant professor of psychology at New York University Shanghai. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Cambridge and had worked for the German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Munich) as a research associate. She is interested in child and youth development in contemporary China, in particular fatherhood, parenting practices, child and youth development and family life amidst the ongoing social transformations in Chinese societies.
Mario Liong is an assistant professor at Centennial College, Hong Kong. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. His research focuses on the critical study of men and masculinities, and he is interested in the study of Chinese fatherhood, gender and family, and youth masculinities and sexualities. He has published in Gender, Place, and Culture, Journal of Gender Studies, Marriage and Family Review, and Qualitative Research Journal among others. He is going to publish his first monograph Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family: Father Mission (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).
Ishita Shruti is visiting faculty in the Department of Public Health, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka. She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Her areas of interest are migration and gender. She has been closely involved with many academic and social research initiatives in the areas of gender, migration and urban governance. She has presented papers in various national and international conferences. She has co-authored a chapter on 'Mobile Technology and "Doing Family" in a Global World,' in Mobile Communication and the Family – Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication, ed. S.S. Lim, Dordrecht, Springer (2016). She has extensive work experience with national (India) and international development organisations in India and Cambodia. Her professional strength lies in research, advocacy and networking.
Charley Sullivan is a Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Specialising in Modern Southeast Asia, his research focuses on gender, race, modernity and national identity in Indonesia and the Philippines. He expects to defend his dissertation, entitled 'Do Western Clothes Fit Me?' Women, Modernity, National Identity and Moral Crisis in Sukarno’s Indonesia, 1945–1966, in winter 2016. His research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and a fellowship from the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS). Besides working on history, Charley is also an international level rowing coach at the University of Michigan and for US Rowing.
Bill Tsang is currently the Director of Research at Youth Global Network where he conducts policy action research among migrant youth in China in the area of education and migration. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Wah Ching Centre of Research on Education in China at The University of Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Bill received his doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. He specialises in the education opportunities, achievement motivation, social identity and migration experience of the second generation migrant youth.
Alexander Wolff is a doctoral student in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on issues of gender, sexuality, religion and media in Southeast Asia and East Asia.

Published with the support of the Gender Relations Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. Carolyn Brewer, 17 August 2016 0748