A/Prof. Jenny Hou Cambridge Fellowship

Congratulations to A/Prof. Jenny Hou who has been invited as a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK) to work with their Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) on a project called ‘Digital Storytelling about CALD communities in disasters: A humanistic inquiry’.

During the CRASSH Fellowship at University of Cambridge (UK), A/Prof. Jenny Hou will work on a project to enhance public understanding of disaster inequality as experienced by the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in the Western world. Through a lens of digital storytelling and narrative engagement, Jenny will integrate multi-disciplinary theories spanning arts, digital technology/media, disaster science, and cultural sociology to develop diverse sensemaking of CALD communities’ voices, strengths, and vulnerability in disasters. At the centre of her approach is a humanistic inquiry to divert attention away from the fragments of disaster-related data to the caring about humane bearings shaped by digital narratives and imagery of CALD communities. This project aims to advocate the interests of the CALD population while navigating digital technology and tools in the pursuit of disaster justice.

Jenny joins CRASSH at Cambridge this week, until mid December 2023. Congratulations Jenny!