Past Events

Join us for the seminar, “Detrimental to Our Well-Being: Digital Technologies and Campus Sexual Misconduct in Singapore,” on 8 April 2022, 4-6pm (Singapore Time).

We will present the preliminary findings of our pilot study exploring university students’ digital well-being and the ways in which various technologies like social media, online platforms, and mobile applications shape and are shaped by campus sexual misconduct at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Our multi-methodological study was conducted with victim-survivors, bystanders, and support persons with care to keep them anonymous and yet highlight their experiences. We hope to have a collective discussion with the NUS community about how to move forward based on our initial findings and recommendations.

Support and Resources
NUS Care Unit
ncu_help@nus.edu.sg

AWARE Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC)
sacc@aware.org.sg

Office for Student Affairs Education Resources

Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Digital Age (CASMIDA) has also compiled a list of academic resources on campus sexual misconduct.

You are invited to a webinar titled “Unsettled rights: Fighting for transnational same-sex marriages in Taiwan” by Professor Yu-Chieh Hsieh (Chinese Culture University) on 31 March 2022, 3 – 4.30 PM (Singapore Time).

You are invited to a film screening + discussion of The Hunting Ground (2015) (M18 contains references to sexual violence).

Film Screening (virtual screening room opened for 48 hours)
Monday, 21 February – Tuesday 22 February (SGT)

Discussion (Zoom)
Wednesday 23 February | 4 – 5pm (SGT)

Please register here: https://forms.office.com/r/G1FCxdM7mr 
Attendees will receive an email containing the film screening and Zoom links nearer to the event dates.
If you have any queries, please email us at gsrc@nus.edu.sg


Note: Viewing of the film (due to licensing) is restricted to people based in the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Taiwan, China, South Korea, UK, Japan.


Film Synopsis
From the filmmakers of The Invisible War (2012) comes a startling expose of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the tragic social consequences. Weaving together vérité footage and first-person testimonials, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education and legal justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback.
(Duration of film: 1h 43mins)

Discussion
Following the film screening, we will hold a Zoom discussion session. We will assign attendees into different breakout rooms for discussion (30mins), before gathering back into the main room. A cluster member will be around to facilitate the discussion in each breakout room.

This film contains narratives that some viewers may find disturbing. If you feel that you may be triggered or traumatized by hearing individuals speak about their experiences of sexual violence, you are advised not to attend this screening. Below are some resources for seeking support and information on campus sexual misconduct:

Support and Resources
NUS Care Unit
Helpline: 6601 4000
Email: ncu_help@nus.edu.sg

AWARE Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC)
Helpline: 6779 0282 (Monday – Friday, 10am to 10pm)
Whatsapp: 9781 4101 (Monday – Friday, 10am to 7pm)
Email: sacc@aware.org.sg

Office for Student Affairs
Education Resources

CASMIDA has also compiled a list of academic resources on campus sexual misconduct here.

Graduate Research Symposium on Gender and Sexuality: November 17th (Wednesday), 2021, 1-5 PM (GMT+8)

This Graduate Research Symposium serves to provide a platform for FASS graduate students working relevant topics to share their research projects. We hope this Symposium will provide our fellow presenters and participants an opportunity to discuss issues concerning diverse aspects of gender and sexuality.

13:00 – 13:15WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
A/P Elaine Ho | Vice-Dean of the FASS Research Division
13:15 – 14:15SESSION – 1
Moderator:
A/P Mie Hiramato
“Contesting Polygamy: National Debates and Local Initiatives in Indonesia”Xu Yang | Department of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS

“Towards the Possibilities of Queer Positivity” Hu Ying | Department of English Language and Literature, NUS
14:25 – 15:25SESSION – 2
Moderator:
Neha Saini 
“’It is a love-hate relationship’: Discussing the tension and cooperation among the state, video game companies, and female gamers in China” Zishan Lai | Department of Communications and New Media, NUS

“Constructing and satirizing masculinity via ‘fizzy voice’ on Chinese social media”Mei Yunbo | Department of English Language and Literature, NUS
15:35 – 16:35SESSION – 3
Moderator:
Pavithra Nandanan Menon
“Witch-Hunt in Indian Villages: Rural and Urban Perspectives on ‘Witch’ Labelling in India”Ranjita Dilraj | South Asian Studies Programme, NUS

“”I’m a normal girl, in a secular world”: Identity and ideology construction amongst Singaporean Muslim influencers”Firqin Sumartono | Department of English Language and Literature, NUS
16:35-16:45CLOSING REMARKS
A/P Mie Hiramato| Department of English Language and Literature, NUS

Applied Linguistics in Unexpected Places: Queer Theory, Consumer Masculinities and Capital Enjoyments by Professor Tommaso Milani: September 28th, 2021, 3 – 4.30 PM (GMT+8)

A recording of Prof. Milani’s talk can be found here.

The Hunting Ground Film Screening and Discussion: April 19th, 2021, 2-4:30pm (GMT+8)

You are invited to a film screening + discussion of The Hunting Ground (2015) (M18 contains references to sexual violence).

This film contains narratives that some viewers may find disturbing. If you feel that you may be triggered or traumatized by hearing individuals speak about their experiences of sexual violence, you are advised not to attend this screening. See below for some resources to seek support and information on campus sexual misconduct.

Film Trailer

Film Synopsis

From the filmmakers of The Invisible War (2012) comes a startling expose of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the tragic social consequences. Weaving together vérité footage and first-person testimonials, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education and legal justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback. (Duration of film: 1h 43mins).

Discussion (optional)

Following the film screening, we will automatically assign attendees into different breakout rooms for discussion (30mins), before gathering back into the main room. A cluster member will be around to facilitate the discussion in each breakout room. You may also choose to wait in the main room for the concluding remarks, or leave the Zoom meeting at this point.

This event is open to NUS Staff and Students only. Please register using your NUS Zoom account. After your registration is approved, you will receive through email a Zoom link that contains instructions on joining the session (please also ensure to check your junk mail folder). If you do not receive the confirmation email within two working days, please email gsrc@nus.edu.sg. We look forward to your registration.

Support and Resources

NUS Care Unit

Helpline: 6601 4000
Email: ncu_help@nus.edu.sg

AWARE Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC)

Helpline: 6779 0282 (Monday – Friday, 10am to 10pm)
Whatsapp: 9781 4101 (Monday – Friday, 10am to 7pm)
Email: sacc@aware.org.sg

Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

Education Resources

Students for A Safer NUS

A guide to consent on campus
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/safenus/

Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Digital Age (CASMIDA)

Resources on Campus Sexual Misconduct
Resources on Technology Facilitated Sexual Violence (TFSV)

As we would like to ensure this is a safe space, the event will not be recorded. Attendees are also requested not to record any part of the event.

Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Lives Roundtable Discussion: March 26th, 2021, 11am-1pm (GMT+8)

Join us for a roundtable to discuss important issues pertaining to the lives and experiences of trans and gender-nonconforming people.

Moderator: Michelle Ho (she/her), Assistant Professor and Steering Committee Member of Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (GSRC) 

Opening and Welcome: Audrey Yue (she/her), Head of Department and Professor, Communications and New Media

Speakers:

Jolene Tan (she/her), an NUS student and member of TransNUS, a peer support and representation group for trans students in NUS

Ashlee Tan (she/her), a trans student at Millennia Institute

Quen Wong (she/her), a freelance filmmaker and volunteer at Transbefrienders, a peer support service for trans youths in Singapore

Seth (he/him), researcher and volunteer at Transbefrienders, a peer support service for trans youths in Singapore

Shu Min Yuen (she/her), NUS Faculty of Japanese Studies

Stella Tan (she/her), NUS Associate Provost of Student Conduct

As we would like to ensure this is a safe space, the event will not be recorded. Attendees are also requested not to record any part of the event.

This is a joint event organized by the Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster and Department of Communications and New Media.

The Shades of Love film screening + director’s Q&A: March 24th, 2021, 6-7:30pm (GMT+8)

The Shades of Love Official Trailer – FreedomFilmFest 2020 from Freedom Film Network on Vimeo.

Generation Vertigo: Intimate Geopolitics, Youth, and the Future of Territory in Ladakh, India by Professor Sara Smith: March 5th, 2021, 7-9pm (GMT+8)

Seminar on Gender-based Violence and Young Women’s Activism in South Korea by Professor Kyungja Jung: February 17th, 2021, 3pm (GMT+8)

Workshop on Gender and the Covid-19 Pandemic: November 20th, 2020, 2pm (GMT+8)

The FASS Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (GSRC) hosted a workshop on Gender and the Covid-19 Pandemic, featuring a panel of international scholars discussing multidisciplinary perspectives of the intersection of gender and the global Covid-19 pandemic.

For a full list of abstracts, see: https://blog.nus.edu.sg/nuscovidgenderworkshop/

GSRC Virtual Launch: September 18th, 2020, 3pm (GMT+8)

The newly developed FASS Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (GSRC) hosted a Welcome Launch on Friday September 18th 2020, 3-5pm.

This was an online event where participants met the steering committee, found out more about the GSRC and our activities, made connections with other members, and shared their ideas and aspirations for the Research Cluster.

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