Ien Ang

1954 -
country of citizenship:  Kingdom of the Netherlands, Australia
native language:  English
languages spoken, written or signed:  English, Dutch

May Ien Ang (born 1954) is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia, where she was the founding director and is currently an ARC Professorial Fellow. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Born in Indonesia, but raised and educated in the Netherlands, Ang received her Doctorate in the Social and Cultural Sciences, from the University of Amsterdam in 1990. Her work focuses on media and cultural consumption, the study of media audiences, identity politics, nationalism and globalisation, migration and ethnicity, and issues of representation in contemporary cultural institutions. In 2001 she was awarded the Centenary Medal 'for service to Australian society and the humanities in cultural research'.Her writing encompasses contemporary Asia and the changing world order, Australia-Asia relations, as well as theoretical and methodological issues. She is a public commentator in Australia and a member of the Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Source: Wikipedia (en)


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