Dr Catherine Gomes is an Australian Research Council DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) Research Fellow. Before taking up the fellowship, Catherine was a lecturer at RMIT University where she taught Asian media and cultural studies, and communication studies. Catherine has worked extensively on the society and culture of Australia and Singapore particularly on the themes of identity, migration, ethnicity, memory, multiculturalism and transnationalism.
Her work on international students in Australia has led to her being sort after as a commentator on the subject in the media. Catherine has also done work on gender, ethnicity and reception in Asian cinemas. She has also held a Visiting Researcher Fellowship in the Wee Kim Wee Centre at the Singapore Management University.
Catherine is the author of the forthcoming monograph Multiculturalism through the Lens: A Beginner’s Guide to Ethnic and Migrant Anxieties in Singapore published by Ethos Books. Her essays have been featured as journal articles and book chapters. Catherine is the Chief Investigator on this project.