[csaa-forum] asiapacific at rmit seminar series

Catherine Gomes catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au
Mon Jul 2 09:35:20 ACST 2018

Dear All,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 2018 AsiaPacific at RMIT
Seminar Series.

*Date*: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
*Time*: 12:30 pm – 1.30 pm
*Venue*: B013-04.02 (Boardroom in the Emily McPherson Building, 405 Russell
*Presenter*: Assoc. Professor  Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

*Title*:  ‘Live it and Spit it’: Hip Hop and the Globalized Muslim Youth of
the Asia Pacific

This talk will explore the appropriation of hip hop music by young Muslims
in the Asia Pacific. The genre which initially comes as a challenge to
religious authorities and the state has developed from a stigmatized art
form to one that has been co-opted by grassroots organizations and
government ministries. The presentation will delve into the different
strategies adopted by hip hoppers to not only reconcile their multiple
identities but also to ensure the advancement of their craft.

Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is an Associate Professor of Sociology and is the
2016 Western Sydney University International Alumni of the Year. In 2017,
he won the Nanyang Research Award for being one of the three best young
professors university wide. He is the author of five books namely, Muslims
as Minorities: History and Social Realities of Muslims in Singapore (2009),
Muslims in Singapore: Piety, Politics and Policies (2010), The Future of
Singapore: Population, Society and the Nature of the State (2014), Digital
Culture and Religion in Asia (2016) and Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia
Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney (2016). In 2013, he
co-edited The Sociology of Islam: Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner. He
has published articles which focus on cultural sociology, social theory,
the sociology of youth, and deviance and social control. He is currently
the Director of Peace Studies at the United Nations Association of

The seminar is a brown bag lunch event. Please RSVP
catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au by Friday 6 July.

*The AsiaPacific at RMIT Seminar Series is organised by  the Graduate School
of Business and Law (GSBL), the School of Media and Communication and the
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS).*

best wishes,
Cat Gomes, Supriya Singh and Paul Battersby

*AsiaPacific at RMIT  Seminar Series 2018 Schedule*

* 11 July*
‘Live it and Spit it’: Hip Hop and the Globalized Muslim Youth of the Asia
Assoc. Prof. Kamaludeen bin Mohamed Nasir, School of Social Sciences,
Nanyang Technological University

* 8 August*
Daigou, Chinese mobility and micro-entrepreneurship in Australia
Assoc. Prof Haiqing Yu, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University

* 12 September*
Creaitvity in Australasia
Assoc. Prof Anne Harris, School of Education, RMIT University

*10 October*
The Digital Divide and the Va (space in-between or gap), a Samoan concept
of space that Technology Cannot Bridge
Dr Marion Muliaumaseali’i, RMIT University

*14 November*
Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Academia: The Case of Asian Academics
Assoc. Prof Nana Oishi, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

*Associate Professor Catherine Gomes*

*School of Media and Communication*

*RMIT University124 La Trobe Street*

*Melbourne, Victoria 3000AustraliaRoom:  5.2.3 (city campus)*

*tel: + 61 3 9925 5068fax: + 61 3 99259730email:
catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au <catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au>*

Staff website <http://www1.rmit.edu.au/staff/catherinegomes>

Research Lab Leader, Migration and Digital Media
Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) <http://digital-ethnography.com/>

Founding Editor, Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration

Transient Migrant project website
<http://translatingimpermanence.org/> (Australian
Research Council DECRA Fellowship)

*Recent books *
Siloed Diversity: Transnational Migration, Digital Media and Social Networks
Transnational Migrations in the Asia-Pacific: Transformative Experiences in
the Age of Digital Media (*forthcoming*
Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity: Media and Migration in
Australia and Singapore <http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811016387>,
International Student Connectedness and Identity: Transnational Perspectives
Quality Assurance in Asia-Pacific Universities: Implementing Massification
in Higher Education <http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319461083>
The Asia Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for
Community and Identity on and through Social Media

*Recent Journal Articles and Chapters*
Navigating through the hostility: international students in Singapore
International Student Identity and the Digital Environment
Digital journeys: A perspective on understanding the digital experiences of
international students <http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1129166.pdf>,

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