Dr Gilbert Caluya

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Comm & Creative Arts

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

Gilbert has over a decade of research experience. He has been a named researcher on several successful research grants, held multiple research fellowships and has mentored or consulted on successful grant applications for research and arts funding. He has worked on projects with government agencies, community organisations and arts organisations and is looking to work more closely with the corporate sector.

He also has over two decades of experience working in and with community and arts organisations focusing on multicultural and queer communities. He has served on the boards, committees and reference groups of several organisations including: AIDS Council of NSW, ALSO Foundation, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Nexus Multicultural Arts Foundation, and Diversity Arts Australia. He has served as an academic consultant for several other organisations on particular projects, including All Together Now and The Dulwich Centre.

Gilbert graduated with a PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney in 2009. He was previously an Associate Lecturer in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney in 2008. Between 2009 and 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Postcolonial and Globalization Studies at the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia, and the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia. In 2012 he was awarded the Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council and subsequently was awarded the ResearchSA Fellowship by the University of South Australia from 2012-2015. During 2012 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2016 he moved to Melbourne to become a Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne, before joining Deakin as the Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2020.

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Biography summary

Gilbert is an accomplished researcher with over a decade of research experience on projects working with minority communities, government agencies, community/arts organisations and schools. He has over two decades of experience working with, and serving in, community and arts organisations focusing on multicultural and queer communities. He also serves as a public educator and is interested in workplace training. 

Affiliations

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
Association of Cultural Studies
Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association
Asian-Australian Studies Research Network
Cultural Research Network

Teaching interests

gender studies, sexuality studies, cultural studies, race and ethnic studies

Knowledge areas

Generally speaking my expertise lies in feminist and queer theory, critical race and decolonial theory, as well as critical and cultural theory. 

More specifically, my research focuses on the cultural politics of intimacy as it intersects with race, gender and sexuality, across multiple cultural sites, including: sexual subcultures, everyday cultures of security, surveillance cultures, digital and cultural citizenship.

Professional activities

  • Previous Board Member (South Australian Representative), Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
  • Previous Editorial Board Member, Gender, Place and Culture
  • Advisory Board Member, Writing from Below

Research groups

Publics, Feelings, Politics Research Network

Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Network

Awards

  • Discovery Early Career Research Award, Australian Research Council, 2012-2015
  • Early Career Researcher of the Year, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia, 2011
  • Supported Researcher Award, University of South Australia, 2009-2014
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Sydney, 2007
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award, University of Sydney, 2004-2007
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney, 2004-2007
  • Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives Thesis Prize, 2003
  • University of Sydney Medal, 2003

Projects

Current Projects

  • 2019-2021 Amelia Johns (CI), Jessica Walton (CI), Gilbert Caluya (CI), Anita Harris (CI), ‘Fostering Global Digital Citizenship: Diaspora Youth in a Connected World,’ ARC Discovery Project, DP190100635 ($364,505)

Selected Previous Projects

  • 2019 Rimi Khan (CI) and Gilbert Caluya (CI), ‘Digital Citizenship and Creative Leadership: Building Capacity among Multicultural Youth,’ Melbourne Engagement Grant, MEGS20170163 ($19,734)
  • 2016-2017 (Rimi Khan (CI), Gilbert Caluya (CI), Jasmine McGowan (PI), Fran Martin (PI), John Erni (PI) and Louis Ho (PI)), 'Negotiating Precarity and Youthful Mobility: Globalised Labour and the 417 Working Holiday Maker program.' Research Incubator Scheme, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne ($4,971).
  • 2016-2017 Gilbert Caluya (CI) and Audrey Yue (CI), ‘Multicultural Youth Digital Citizenship,’ Multicultural Youth Centre, Melbourne ($10,000)
  • 2012-2015 Gilbert Caluya (CI). ‘Burqas, Babies and Borders: Intimate Citizenship in Postcolonial Australia,’ Discovery Early Career Research Award, Australian Research Council ($375,000) 
  • 2012-2014 ResearchSA Fellowship ($80,000).
  • 2010, Gilbert Caluya (CI), ‘Burqas, Babies and Borders: Intimate Citizenship in Postcolonial Australia,’ Ten Really Good Grants Scheme, University of South Australia ($10,000)

Publications

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2019

Intimate borders: refugee im/mobility in Australia's border security regime

G Caluya

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 964-988, Cultural Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The Right to Maim: somatechnologies of violence, race, and disability

Gilbert Caluya, Gerard Goggin, Zsuzsanna Ihar, Jack Leff, Kelly Sharron, Meshell Sturgis

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 376-400, Somatechnics, Edinburgh, Scotland., C1

journal article
2018

Muslim domesticities: home invasions and affective identification

Gilbert Caluya

(2018), pp. 134-152, Affect in relation: families, places, technologies, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter
2014

Fragments for a postcolonial critique of the anthropocene: Invasion biology and environmental security

G Caluya

(2014), pp. 31-44, Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities, B1-1

book chapter

Globalization and Feminism: Changing Taxonomies of Sex, Gender and Sexuality

Gilbert Caluya, Jennifer Germon, Elspeth Probyn

(2014), pp. 293-307, The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory, B1-1

book chapter

Pride and paranoia: Race and the emergence of home security in Cold War America

G Caluya

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 808-819, CSAA Conference 2012 : Materialities: Economies, Empiricism and Things, Sydney, E1-1

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2013

Sexual geopolitics: The 'blue balls' theory of terrorism

G Caluya

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 54-66, Cultural Reorientations and Comparative Colonialities : CSAA Annual Conference, South Australia, Adelaide, E1-1

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2011

Domestic belongings: Intimate security and the racial politics of scale

Gilbert Caluya

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 203-210, Emotion, Space and Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

'Affective eduscapes': The case of Indian students within Australian international higher education

G Caluya, E Probyn, S Vyas

(2011), Vol. 41, pp. 85-99, Cambridge Journal of Education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2010

The post-panoptic society? Reassessing foucault in surveillance studies

G Caluya

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 621-633, Social Identities, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2008

Culture, sex and sexualities

E Probyn, G Caluya

(2008), pp. 530-551, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, B1-1

book chapter

Culture and Identity

Simon Clarke

(2008), pp. 510-529, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, B1-1

book chapter

'The Rice Steamer': Race, desire and affect in Sydney's gay scene

G Caluya

(2008), Vol. 39, pp. 283-292, Australian Geographer, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2006

The aesthetics of simplicity: Yang's Sadness and the melancholic community

G Caluya

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 83-100, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Fostering Global Digital Citizenship: Diaspora Youth in a Connected World

Dr Amelia Johns, Dr Jessica Walton, Dr Gilbert Caluya, Prof Anita Harris

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2021: $42,800
  • 2020: $58,000
  • 2019: $56,000

The ideologies and practices of anti-racism in Australia

Prof Thinethavone Soutphommasane, Dr David Smith, Dr Jane Park, Dr Gilbert Caluya

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2022: $11,750

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report