Monika Winarnita is currently a Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at Deakin University (Burwood Campus, Melbourne Australia), School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has an Honorary Research Fellowship with the Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University. She is also affiliated with the University of Victoria, BC, Canada (Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives) where she completed her 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship project 'Southeast Asian Women, Migration and Family in the Global Era'. Her book 'Dancing the Feminine: Gender and Identity Performances by Indonesian Migrant Women', Sussex Academic Press UK (2015) was awarded 2017 Monograph of Distinction at the University of Victoria BC Canada Annual Author celebration (IdeaFest Refugees and Immigration Theme). Monika's research interests are gender and migration, performance and politics of culture, media representation, identity and belonging in the diaspora.