Ms. Hazeena T, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad has been selected as a Future Research Talent (FRT) scholar as part of the 2023 FRT program at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. The FRT is a competitive and prestigious programme that attracts the very best international students from high-quality Indian institutions and offers a valuable opportunity for India’s emerging research talent to form international linkages and develop research skills at one of Australia’s best universities.
Hazeena has been working on Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) and Community Media under the supervision of Prof. Vinod Pavarala, and has been a research assistant with the UNESCO Chair on Community Media. She has completed her ethnographic fieldwork for her Ph.D. and is currently analysing her data. The AUD$7000 award allows her to spend 10-12 weeks with the research team of the UNESCO Chair in Science Communication for the Public Good headed by Prof. Sujatha Raman at the Australian National University.