Position/s

Lecturer
School of International Studies

Biography

Anu Mundkur is a passionate advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Her extensive practical experience in the field of gender and development, women’s leadership and empowerment, informs her applied research, consultancy and teaching practice. Her research areas of expertise include women peace and security; women's representation, participation and leadership in politics; feminist approaches to international relations; gender women and international aid. She has fifteen years of professional experience, including nearly 8 years working, in different roles, on gender projects funded by Australia Aid. The majority of these projects have targeted the Indo-Pacific region with a focus on, gender-based research, women’s leadership, gender-based violence and capacity development in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming.

Qualifications

  • PhD. Information Science and Technology, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University (USA), 2007
  • Masters in Communications, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Southern California (USA), 2002.
  • Bachelor of Political Science & English Literature, Bombay University 1994

Honours, awards and grants

  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation (2011). The team's citation reads: For creating innovative learning spaces which promote the critical application of knowledge to 'real world' gender equity issues and inspire students to become change agents.
  • Flinders University, Social Sciences Faculty Award (2009) for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (Team Leader)
  • Excellence in research award, Syracuse University (2007)

Key responsibilities

As the Associate Director of the Gender Consortium, Anu's responsibilities include conceptualisation and implementation of applied research and non-research projects; drafting policy briefs, research reports & articles for a different audiences; conceptualisation and implementation of capacity development projects; design, topic co-ordination and teaching in the Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis; and strategic support for the management of the Gender Consortium and business development.

Teaching interests

  • Gender and Development
  • Women, peace and security
  • E-governance
  • Information and Communication Technology for Development
  • E-learning

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Research interests

  • Women peace and security;
  • Women's representation, participation and leadership in politics;
  • Feminist approaches to international relations;
  • Gender women and international aid

Publications

  • Kurian, P., Munshi, D. and Mundkur, A. (2015). The Dialectics of Power and Powerlessness in Transnational Feminist Networks: Online Struggles around Gender-based Violence. In Rawwida Baksh and Wendy Harcourt, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements. New York, United States of America: Oxford University Press, pp. 871-894.
  • Mundkur, A. (2012). The Role of Institutional Entrepreneurs in Enabling the Adoption of E-Governance Systems. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 92-103.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Patel, F., Sooknanan, P. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Looking Forward: Difussing Innovations and Developing Communities With Respect Dignity and Jutice. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 139-144.
  • Porter, E. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Peace and Security: Implications for Women. St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press.
  • Patel, F., Sooknanan, P., Rampersad, G.C. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Editors. New York, USA: Routledge.
  • Mundkur, A. (2006). Editor. UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme.
  • Mundkur, A. (2011). Achieving Security: Women's Leadership. Introducing UN Women Summit.
  • Porter, E., Mundkur, A. and Every, D. (2010). Implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Asia Pacific Region. Women's International league of Peace and Freedom Repository. Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action Geneva High-Level Consultation 15-16 September 2010, Geneva.
    [Web Link]
  • Mundkur, A. (2010). Women, Peace & Security: What is the progress in the Asia Pacific. Tenth International Women in Asia Conference: Crisis, Agency, and Change.
  • Shaw, C., Mundkur, A. and Cooper, M. (2010). Women Organising for an Australian National Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325. Women's International league of Peace and Freedom Repository. Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action Geneva High-Level Consultation 15-16 September 2010, Geneva.
    [Web Link]
  • Mundkur, A. (2005). The role of camera-bundle image management software in the consumer digital imaging value chain. Proceedings of SPIE, 5678
    [10.1117/12.588031]
  • Mundkur, A. and Ellickson, C. (2012). Bringing the Real World in: Reflection on Building a Virtual Learning Environment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(3) pp. 369-384.
    [10.1080/03098265.2012.692073] [Scopus]
  • Mundkur, A. and Venkatesh, M. (2009). The role of institutional logics in the design of e-governance systems. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 6(1) pp. 12-30.
    [10.1080/19331680802698943] [Scopus]
  • Mundkur, A. (2011). Achieving Security: Women's Leadership. Introducing UN Women Summit.
  • Patel, F., Sooknanan, P., Rampersad, G.C. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Editors. New York, USA: Routledge.
  • Porter, E. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Peace and Security: Implications for Women. St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press.
  • Mundkur, A. (2006). Editor. UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme.
  • Kurian, P., Munshi, D. and Mundkur, A. (2015). The Dialectics of Power and Powerlessness in Transnational Feminist Networks: Online Struggles around Gender-based Violence. In Rawwida Baksh and Wendy Harcourt, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements. New York, United States of America: Oxford University Press, pp. 871-894.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Patel, F., Sooknanan, P. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Looking Forward: Difussing Innovations and Developing Communities With Respect Dignity and Jutice. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 139-144.
  • Mundkur, A. (2012). The Role of Institutional Entrepreneurs in Enabling the Adoption of E-Governance Systems. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 92-103.
  • Mundkur, A. and Ellickson, C. (2012). Bringing the Real World in: Reflection on Building a Virtual Learning Environment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(3) pp. 369-384.
    [10.1080/03098265.2012.692073] [Scopus]
  • Mundkur, A. and Venkatesh, M. (2009). The role of institutional logics in the design of e-governance systems. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 6(1) pp. 12-30.
    [10.1080/19331680802698943] [Scopus]
  • Mundkur, A. (2005). The role of camera-bundle image management software in the consumer digital imaging value chain. Proceedings of SPIE, 5678
    [10.1117/12.588031]

Professional and community engagement

  • Nominated by the Minister for the Status of Women (Government of South Australia) to the South Australian Premier’s Council for Women (PCW): The PCW provides leadership and advice to ensure that the interests and needs of women are at the forefront of government policies and strategies. Until recently, she represented the PCW on the South Australian Strategic Plan Audit Committee, which acts as an independent advisory committee advising the Executive Committee of Cabinet on the interpretation of the targets, appropriate indicators and data sources to use in measuring the State’s progress as per the Strategic Plan.
  • Member of the Women’s Education Advisory Group: Acts as an independent industry advisory committee for TAFE South Australia’s women’s education program.
  • Executive Committee Member of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP Oceania): An international association focused on helping researchers and teachers enhance their impact on poverty.
  • Member of Women Peace and Security Civil Society Coalition: A national coalition which monitors the implementation of Australia’s national plan on UN Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security.
  • Member of Women Peace and Security Academic Collective: The Collective seeks to consolidate and extend academic feminist efforts around the UN’s ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda
  • Former Board Member UN Women Australia (2008-2010) and founding Chair of UN Women Australia’s Adelaide Chapter: The Australian National Committee for UN Women is one of 17 global National Committees for United Nations Entity on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women).

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Women

Interests

  • Women, peace and security

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