Contributors to Intersections
Issue 47

Aqeel Abbas is a lecturer in English Language & Literature in the Department of English Literary Studies at the University of Management and Technology, Sialkot Campus. He is a PhD Scholar in English Literature at the National University of Modern Languages Islamabad. Aqeel is interested in reading intersectional formulations of gender and sexual studies in South Asia.

Aswathy S is a PhD Scholar at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. Her research focuses on women farmers who are involved in the collective farming Kudumbashree programme of Kerala state. With Shewli Kumar, she published 'Women farmers in Kudumbashree program: Gendered ownership and control over productive resources,' in the Journal of Social Work Education and Practice, 5(4 (2020): 65–78.

Debapriya Ganguly is a research scholar in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, ISM, Dhanbad. She has published in South Asian Popular Culture. Her primary research interests include gender and sexuality studies, women's writing and feminist histories.

Helena Hof is a Senior Research and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Japanese Studies, University of Zurich and a Research Fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. As a migration scholar and sociologist, Helena is interested in the nexus of mobility studies, the sociology of work, skilled and middle class migration, ethnicity, gender and race, and global cities, with a strong focus on Japan and comparative research. For her new project, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, Helena examines foreign entrepreneurs in Tokyo's and Singapore's knowledge-intensive startup sectors. Helena's most recent publications include the monograph The EU Migrant Generation in Asia: Middle-Class Aspirations in Asian Global Cities (forthcoming with Bristol University Press), as well as the journal articles 'EU migrant retention and the temporalities of migrant staying: A new conceptual framework' (with Simon Pemberton and Emilia Pietka-Nykaza, Comparative Migration Studies, 2021) and 'Intersections of Race and Skills in European Migration to Asia: Between White Cultural Capital and "Passive Whiteness"' (Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2020).

Goutam Karmakar is a National Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His forthcoming and recently published edited books are Nation and Narration: Hindi Cinema and the Making and Remaking of National Consciousness (Routledge, forthcoming), The Poetry of Jibanananda Das: Aesthetics, Poetics, and Narratives (Routledge, forthcoming), Narratives of Trauma in South Asian Literature (Routledge), The City Speaks: Urban Spaces in Indian Literature (Routledge, 2022), and Religion in South Asian Anglophone Literature: Traversing Resistance, Margins and Extremism (Routledge, 2021). He has been published in journals, including MELUS, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Comparative Literature: East & West, Journal of International Women's Studies, IUP Journal of English Studies, South Asia Research, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, South Asian Review, Journal of Gender Studies, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, National Identities, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Asian Journal of Women's Studies and Asiatic among others.

Shewli Kumar is Associate Professor in the Centre for Women Centred Social Work, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has an MA in Social Work and MPhil and PhD from the University of Delhi, Delhi. Her research and practice interests lie in the areas of community mobilisation processes and feminist movements with women from marginalised communities, law and social policy analysis in the areas of sexual harassment, women and work, livelihoods and development, childhoods and child rights. She has presented several papers at national and international conferences and most of her published papers explore experiences of women and children from the margins. She has published the book: The Gendered Terrain of Maintenance for Women: Enmeshed Inequalities in Culture and Law (Chennai: Scholarlink, 2017). She is engaged with research and advocacy networks for the promotion of women and children's rights at the local, national and international levels. She is part of the South Asian Feminist Alliance for Women's ESCR (SAFA) and the National Council for Women Leaders (NCWL).

Neha Kumari is a research scholar in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, ISM, Dhanbad. Her primary research interests include Transgender Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research article 'Representation of Hijra in Bollywood Movie Laxmii 2020: Loss of Reality' has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue of Media Watch.

Chenxi Luo is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Chenxi was born in China where she received her bachelor's degree from Renmin University of China and master's degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Currently, she is writing her dissertation on Qing China, particularly the history of North China and Manchuria. More specifically, she focuses on how the rise of the Manchu impacted on the intimate space between men and women. In 2021, she was a recipient of the 'Young Scholar' Award from the China Times Cultural Foundation.

Asep Achmad Muhlisian is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Cultural Sciences Universitas Padjadjaran, and also a Japanese Lecturer at Shool of Foreign Languages STBA Yapari ABA Bandung. He received his Master's Degree from the Japanese Education Program Universitas Pendidkan Indonesia (2013). Asep's master's thesis was about Japanese Translation and it focuses on analytical errors in Indonesian to Japanese translations. Currently, he is writing his dissertation on Japanese Popular Culture in Indonesia, particulary on crossplaying and gender performativity in the cosplay community as part of popular culture in Bandung.

Payel Pal is serving as an Assistant Professor of English in the LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur. She has completed her PhD in American literature from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Her current research areas include South Asian studies, diaspora studies, cultural and film studies. She has publications in notable journals such as the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, The Atlantic Literary Review, Notes on Contemporary Literature, and so on. She has also been contributing her thoughts on other forums such as Café Dissensus and LiveWire.

Marc Pallarès Piquer is professor at the Department of Pedagogy of the University Jaume I, of Castellón (Spain). His research focuses on the philosophy of education, the use of new technologies such as school tools, emerging pedagogies, the implementation of methodologies such as ApS and studies of the body.

Aquarini Priyatna is a professor at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, Universitas Padjadjaran, and currently the Dean of Faculty of Cultural Sciences Universitas Padjadjaran. She holds a master's degree from the Institute for Women's Studies Lancaster University (2002,) with research on whiteness and femininity in Indonesian soap advertisements, published later as a book entitled Becoming White: Representasi Kelas, Ras, Femininitas dan Globalitas dalam Iklan Sabun (Becoming White: The Representation of Class, Race, Femininiy and Globality in Soap Advertisements). The book is considered to be among one of the earlier and important discussions on whiteness in Indonesia. Aquarini holds another master's degree from the Women's Studies Postgradute Program, Universitas Indonesia (2003), writing on the works of Nh Dini, an Indonesian prominent and prolific woman writer. Nh. Dini is known for her feminist aspirations in her writings, making her an important figure in feminist literary discourse in Indonesia. Aquarini completed her PhD, which looked at celebrity auto/biographies, at the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Monash University, Australia. She has published writings within feminist and gender studies, particularly on women writers, motherhood, and female celebrities. Her book, Kajian Budaya Feminis: Tubuh, Sastra, dan Budaya Pop (Feminist Cultural Studies: Bodies, Literature, and Pop Culture) is a well-cited book by Indonesian feminist scholars and researchers.

Jordi Planella Ribera is a tenured professor in the Theory of Education at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. His PhD was completed at the Universidad de Barcelona. Jordi is author of Cuerpo, cultura y educación (Body, culture and education), 2006, Solidaridades orgánicas. De cuerpos y culturas (Organic solidarities. Of bodies and cultures), 2014, Transgender Pedagogies, 2017, Pedagogías Sensibles. Sabores y saberes del cuerpo y la educación (Sensitive Pedagogies. Flavours and knowledge of the body and education), 2017, Corpografías de la discapacidad (Corpographies of disability), 2021. His lines of research focus on the Body and Disability Studies.

Kanav N Sahgal is a Programme Manager at a legal think tank in India. He carries with him over five years of experience in the domains of gender and sexuality research and advocacy (with a specific focus on LGBTQIA+ communities), mental health and sexual health advocacy, development communications and strategic human resources management.

Amaliatun Saleha is the Head of the Japanese Studies Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran. She received her Master's degree from Japanese Area Studies, Universitas Indonesia, and her Doctoral degree from the International Area Studies, Nanzan University, Japan. Her areas of interests are Japanese Contemporary Literature and Cultural Studies.

Adalberto Hernández Santos is a PhD Researcher at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is a member of the Laboratorio de Educación Social (Social Education Laboratory). He completed is Master of Arts in Education, Technology and Creativity and Thinking at the University of Exeter. He is an assistant professor awarded and certificated by the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education.

Rajni Singh is Professor of English at the Indian Institute of Technology, ISM, Dhanbad. Her areas of interest include Women's Writings and Gender Studies. She has published articles in journals, for instance, Archiv Orientalni, Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Time Present, Folklore Fellows, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), Intersections and authored books on Indian Writing in English and T.S. Eliot.

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.
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