Nine at 35

With a renewed passion for creative writing, I’m embarking on a personal project to create folios of work – a ...
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Don’t call me Migrant or Asian but who do you say I am?

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay Despite what feels like a ‘long’ time, I’m really still a newcomer to Aotearoa ...
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Belonging, longing to be

If there is a theme for my 2019 work life, it would be transition. And not just moving from one ...
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Living and thriving with labels: A journey towards cultural intelligence

5 years ago, I took a leap of faith to start a new life in Aotearoa New Zealand. I had ...
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Being a Diasporic Academic – Identities in Flux

Presentation at the ISANA NZ 2018 Symposium - The International Student Experience: Connecting Research and Practice held on 8 November ...
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International Education – Global Currency or Global Citizenship

Presentation at the Global Knowledge Economy Seminar organised by the Postgraduate Students’ Association held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, ...
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The Power of Peer Support

Peer support for doctoral students meets emotional and cultural needs outside power relations imposed by institutional structures and authority figures ...
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Being optimistic through academic networks

I start off this year with several goals, the biggest being completing my PhD. One of the main reasons for ...
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