Supporting Burmese researchers engaged in gender-sensitive applied research through visiting research fellowships
IGS hosts the first Fellowship in Gender and Burmese Studies at Oxford through the DASSK JRF (LMH, in conjunction with IGS). The Fellowship is funded by the Daw Aung Suu Kyi Trust, which distributes the funds awarded to Daw Suu for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize to projects and programmes that promote democratic values and progressive education in Burma. IGS is the Coordinator and Advisor to the Fellow. The Fellowship has recently been extended to December 2016.
The Current Recipient
Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi is the inaugural Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Gender Research Fellow in International Gender Studies at Lady Margaret Hall, and a Research Associate in Anthropology, University of Oxford. She is a social anthropologist and producer of an acclaimed documentary, Dreams of Dutiful Daughters (2013).
Previously she taught at the Australian National University.She has researched issues of governance, gender, peace studies, structural violence, religious-nationalism, forced migration and child protection in Burma. She has also worked as a country adviser and a senior consultant in Myanmar for international and bilateral aid organisations, and was an International Election Observer in the election in Burma in 2015.
Dr Mar has won one of Australia’s most prestigious academic awards, the ‘Excellence in Gender Research’ award and following commendations in 2008 for her wide-ranging achievements, she received Australia's ‘Unsung Heroes’ Award, and one of the ‘UN 100 women 100 year’ awards.
Dr. Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi has also been recently interviewed for the BBC and SBS Australia Radio Interviews, as well TCD Interviews at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.