Going Goan on the Goa-Net: Computer-Mediated Communication and Goan Identities



Alberto Gomes, LaTrobe University, Australia

Date and Time

November 12, 1999 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


Open to the public.

No RSVP required


Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall, East Wing, Third Floor

Professor Gomes will discuss the role of computer-mediated communication in the construction of diasporic identities among Goans. This is part of a broader project focused on the politics of culture among Goans, examining the trends and identity expressions that relate to the re-establishment of Indian "roots"and heritage. Professor Gomes is a Malaysian-born Australian of Goan Indian descent. He teaches anthropology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He has researched and published extensively on Malaysia's indigenous peoples (Orang Asli), focusing on demographic patterns, ecological issues, and political economy. Apart from his Goa project, he is currently writing a book, partly autobiographical, on cultural politics in Malaysia.