Aisha Sultan

Aisha Sultan

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


I am a PhD student in the School of Anthropology & Development Studies, within the University of Adelaide, supervised by Dr Alison Dundon, and Dr Dianne Rodger.

My doctoral research looks at the relationship between homelessness and reproductive & sexual health. In particular, my research focuses on the following themes: how women experiencing homelessness in metropolitan Adelaide perceive, manage and make meaning of their health care needs and wishes; what existing services and/or practices they perceive to be helpful and supportive; and, conversely, what they identify as the primary barriers to accessing adequate and appropriate health care.

While the link between homelessness and negative health outcomes has been well established through both quantitative and qualitative studies, the social, cultural, historical, political and economic underpinnings in the Australian context are not as well understood. I aim to use ethnographic research methods to address this gap in the literature. I argue that a better understanding of the explicit and implicit links between homelessness and reproductive & sexual health outcomes may then lead to strategies and services that better address the specific, complex and often compounding health and other service needs of women experiencing homelessness.

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  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Finnish Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Hindi Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Swedish Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Urdu Can read, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Pearce, S., Urry, K., Sultan, A. J. M., & Challans, B. (2019). Locating the self: The sticky, shifting processes of knowledge-making, boundary-tracing and coming home. Writing From Below, (Space and Place).
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2019 Sultan, A. J. M. (2019). When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart. AnthroPod: The SCA Podcast, Cultural Anthropology website.

2021: Graduate Women SA Centenary Scholarship, The Australian Federation of University Women South Australia Inc. (AFUW-SA) Trust Fund 

2019: Postgraduate Travel Grant, Australian Anthropological Association 

2019: Postgraduate Conference Grant, Division of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Adelaide 

2018: Fieldwork Grant, Division of Anthropology and Development Studies      

2017- 2020: Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend

2011: Honours Year Grant, La Trobe University

 

 

 

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2021 Introduction to Social Research Methods

2021 Gender, Sexuality and Media Representation 

2021 Identity and Discrimination 

2021 Anthropology of Violence and Crime 

2020 Encountering Human Rights: Global Citizenship II/III

2019 Gender, Work and Society   

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2020 Life, Death and Culture

                                                                                   

2017 - 2020

Tutor for Wirltu Yarlu (one-on-one support in various undergraduate courses, including anthropology, sociology and university studies) 

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - 2020 Advisory Board Member The 7th Annual SA Gender, Sex & Sexualities Postgraduate + ECR Conference 2020 South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher gender, sex, and sexualities conference Australia
    2018 - 2018 Member Space and Place: Conceptions of movement, belonging and boundaries 2018 Conference Committee South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher gender, sex, and sexualities conference Australia
    2018 - 2019 Member Past, Present and Future: Contested histories and emerging identities 2019 Conference Committee South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher gender, sex, and sexualities conference Australia
    2017 - ongoing Representative The Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA) University of Adelaide Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Editor Writing From Below ‘Space and Place’ Special Issue La Trobe University Australia

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