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Research and Teaching Associate, The University of Melbourne

Dr Shashini Gamage is a researcher, journalist, and filmmaker, based in Australia and Sri Lanka. Her research examines gender, media, and migration, utilising ethnography, video and photographic methods. She is a Teaching and Research Associate of the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. She works with Sri Lankan migrant communities in Australia, exploring their media cultures and gendered spaces. She is the author of 'Soap operas, Gender and the Sri Lankan Diaspora: a transnational ethnography in Australia and Sri Lanka' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Her work in journalism includes producing documentaries about women, peace, and security during the civil war in Sri Lanka (2004-10). She is also the founder of Women Talk (2017), a digital archive of multimedia journalism that documents feminist activism in Sri Lanka.


  • –present
    Research Associate, Sociology, La Trobe University