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Gillian Bowan

Gillian Bowan is a current student completing a PhD at Macquarie University in the Department of Anthropology. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts and First Honours in 2008. Her honours research investigated transformations of 'arranged' marriage across the South Asian diaspora. The thesis was awarded the Australian Anthropological Society Prize for best honours thesis in 2009. Gillian's current research focuses on the idea of an emerging 'youth culture' in neoliberal India. In 2011 she intends to commence fieldwork at the Centre For The Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore. She is also a volunteer sponsorship coordinator for the 2011 Indian Film Festival, 'Bollywood and Beyond'.