Pre-Conference Workshop 2021

Association for Asian Studies

The Timor-Leste Studies Initiative, with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Southeast Asia Council’s (SEAC) Indonesia and the Timor-Leste Studies Committee (ITLSC) at the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), will be holding a pre-conference workshop at the Association for Asian Studies Conference due to take place virtually March 21st -26th 2021. The pre-conference workshop will be held over two days 19th and 20th March

We are planning two panels and a round-table (part of official AAS conference program) for this event:

  • The first panel will focus on ‘Tetun-language learning for international scholars and students’. This panel focuses on one of the five priority areas identified by participants in previous TLSI workshops in Toronto (2017), Washington (2018) and Online (2020). We seek to gather experts in the field of Tetun-language learning and teaching to explore teaching Tetun as a less commonly taught Asian language through distance learning.
  • The second panel will focus on “Gender and Sexuality in Timor-Leste”. This panel aims to explore issues of gendered behaviour, roles, relations, attitudes and perceptions in contemporary society in Timor-Leste. Due to disparity in outcomes between women and men in many domains of life research is often focussed on women and how to create gender equality, but presentations on men and masculinities and non-binary gender expressions are very welcome.
  • The round-table entitled ‘Economic Ecologies in Timor-Leste and Beyond: Initial Approaches’ (part of the official AAS conference program)

More details on how to register coming soon!

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