Research grants

Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. Australian National University.

Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme

The Freilich Project offers up to three grants of $5000 each to emerging scholars as part of its Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme. Applications for the 2024 grant round are now closed. Scheme Overview The following is offered as a partial and preliminary guide only. Please refer to the...

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Visiting Fellowship

Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program As part of 2024 Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program, the Freilich Project is offering a scholar the opportunity to combine research with the work of the Project and the nominated theme of the HRC, which for 2024 is "Time,...

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Our research

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Towards Hetero-optimism

Felicity Joseph, Christina Kenny and Jennifer Hamilton, University of New England This research project is a six-episode podcast series exploring the cultural logic of Asa Seresin’s concept "heteropessimism". We are carefully and critically exploring how to build alternative visions for sexualities...

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From ‘Dagoes’ to ‘Wogs’: a transnational history of racial slurs

Andonis Piperoglou, Griffith University From ‘Dagoes’ to ‘Wogs’: a transnational history of racial slurs , brings together transnational and historical whiteness studies approaches to assist research into how non-Anglo migrants responded, resisted, and reworked racial slurs in Australia and the...

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Racial discrimination against and by Immobile Temporary Migrants

Yu Tao, University of Western Australia Racial discrimination – actual and perceived – is a profound factor that hampers cross-cultural communications and mutual understanding between new migrants and existing residents in host countries. The racial discrimination targeted at international students...

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COVID-19, Perceived Foreign Interference, and Anti-Chinese Sentiment: Evidence from Concurrent Survey Experiments in Australia and the United States

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a surge in anti-Chinese sentiment emerged as a pressing issue, with debates on how the pandemic exacerbated such sentiments. To explore this intricate relationship, we conducted two survey experiments, incorporating COVID-specific contextual inquiries in Australia and...

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A Cause for Hope or an Unwitting Complicity? The Representation of Cultural Diversity in Award-Listed Children's Picturebooks in Australia

While books can play important roles in helping children develop a positive sense of identity and of their place as equal members of society, evidence shows how the lack of diverse literature contributes to feelings of inferiority and invisibility for children from underrepresented groups as well...

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Chinese Statecraft and Indigenous Affairs in Chinese Australian Newspapers, 1894–1912

This article will explore how Chinese-language newspapers published in Australia between 1894 and 1912 engaged with Indigenous affairs, and in doing so, articulated Chinese perspectives on settler colonial governance. The rising racial hostility against the Chinese at that time rendered them...

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