Social Context as a Determinant of Identity: Anglo-Indian Women in Western Australia

By Erica Lewin.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The meaning of the term ‘Anglo-Indian’ and its place in the Australian environment has had a significant impact on Anglo-Indian women in Western Australia.

Keywords: Anglo-Indian, Women, Identity

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.61-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 807.375KB).

Dr Erica Lewin

Born in Kashmir, India, Erica immigrated to Australia from India in 1967. Erica has worked voluntarily in a number of roles, including: • Australian Breastfeeding Association • Collie Family Centre • Domestic Violence Council of WA • Coalition for Gun Control WA • WA Ethnic Communities Council Women’s Sub-Committee • Home Tutor Scheme/Adult Migrant Education Service. • Anglo-Indian Association of WA • Board of Directors of the Centre for Research for Women. • Secretary and Women’s Officer, Postgraduate Student Association, Edith Cowan University • Postgraduate student representative, ECU Research and Higher Degrees Committee, Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences. Since March 2003 Erica has worked as the Senior Community Engagement Officer at the Department for Community Development, Office for Women’s Policy. She currently has the role of Senior Policy Officer. Erica is the State Secretary of the Australian Democrats WA. She is also a member of the Indian Society of WA, UNIFEM Australia and the United Nations Association of Australia. Erica was a recipient of an Edith Cowan University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, enabling her to complete her PhD. titled, Anglo-Indian Women in Western Australia: Past, Present, and Future Identities.


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