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Suvendrini Perera

John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University

Suvendrini Perera is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts at Curtin University. She completed her BA at the University of Sri Lanka and her PhD at Columbia University, New York. Since coming to Australia she has published widely on issues of race, ethnicity and multiculturalism, refugee topics, critical whiteness studies and Asian-Australian studies. Her recent books include Australia and The Insular Imagination: Beaches, Borders, Boats and Bodies and the anthology, At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror (coedited with Sherene Razack) and Survival Media (2016) on the diaspora and the war in Sri Lanka. She is a founder of Researchers Against Pacific Black Sites.
She currently receives funding from the Australian Research Council.


  • –present
    Professor in Cultural Studies and Cultural Criticism , Curtin University