ISIC 2023, Miyajima, Japan
SICRI is delighted to announce its brand new network for early career scholars and island activists and practitioners.
It is a charge-free network that helps connecting the dots between early career scholars all around the world.
The New Voices network celebrates “all things islands” and kindly invites individuals engaged in any sort of island-based activities, such as research, creative approaches, story-telling and activism to join our network.
Aim: The new initiative aims to support young and/or emerging researchers in the interdisciplinary field of island studies through providing a space for networking, project sharing and ideas generating.
We encourage everyone with an interest in islands to come and shape the future, not only of our network, but of island studies.
Proposed Activities: The network intends to facilitate different activities for its members, like network meetings, peer discussions, mentoring, webinars, calls for non-reviewed papers and essays, and a podcast, as well as hosting one annual symposium on island studies and activism. You can also participated at the Island Studies Reading Group run by Jon Pugh, see here for upcoming activities.
"New Voices" in Island Studies Initiative
The network of new island scholars and practitioners is convened by Danish Doctoral candidate, Jens Westerskov Andersen, from Lund University in Sweden. An islander by birth and a sociologist by training, Jens' PhD studies focus on the social reorganization of small islands in Denmark, in terms of the distribution and concentration of native islanders and newcomers, second home tourism and seasonal tourism in the past 100 years.
Feel free to reach out to him if you have any questions concerning the network or if you wish to become a part of it: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founding Group Members:
Jens Westerskov Andersen - Convener / Doctoral Candidate
Yan Yan - Doctoral Candidate
Affiliation: Department of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).
Research interests: Epistemology, Li Brocade, Hainan Islandness, Anthropocene
Wu Yeiling - Doctoral Candidate / Curator, Art Writer
Affiliation: Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Research Interests: Lamma Island, Anthropocene, Infrastructure, Public and Visual Art, Cultural Heritage; 2020 Asia Collection Research Fellow, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco.
Chiya Amos - Singaporean artist and Research Fellow
Affiliation: Permanent Conductor and Advisor of the Hirodai Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima University Research Fellow in Sustainability Science, and Representative for Music and Culture of the International Council of Environmental Law
Research interests: Music festival, rural communities, island communities, social sustainability
Christopher Cabrera - Doctoral Candidate
Affiliation: Screen Studies Program, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Research interests: Documentary film, Oceania, archipelagos, representation
Paljaljim / You Ren Chung - MA - Island Practitioner
Research interests: Paiwanese traditional stone slab houses, indigenous community currency, technological agriculture, and circular agriculture
Affiliation: National Taiwan University and Taiwan Agriculture Tek Corporation (TATC)
Kelly Rivera - MA student, international student from Ecuador
Affiliation: Prince Edward Island, Master of Arts in Island Studies.
Research interests: Housing crisis, international students, Island