Dr Anu Mundkur


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Sir Eric Neal - Engineering
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.

  • 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
Topic coordinator
DVST9043 Gender Analysis
DVST9044 Gender Mainstreaming
Topic lecturer
DVST9043 Gender Analysis
DVST9044 Gender Mainstreaming
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