Sumugan Sivanesan

Sivanesan, Sumugan

Dr Sumugan Sivanesan is an anti-disciplinary artist, researcher and writer. Often working collaboratively his interests span migrant histories and minority politics, activist media, artist infrastructures and more-than-human rights. Sumugan earned a doctorate from the Transforming Cultures research centre at the University of Technology Sydney (2014). He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for English and American Studies (Cultural Studies), University of Potsdam (2016) supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to research climate justice movements mobilising in the wake of COP21 Paris, 2015. His current research into migrant media activism, music and sound culture was funded by the Kone Foundation, Finland (2019). He has also received grants from Create New South Wales 360 Visions virtual reality development program (2017), Australia Council for the Arts Literature (2014), Australia Council for the Arts Emerging and Experimental Arts (2013) and Australia Council for the Arts Music Board (2008, 2005) among others. His published texts on art and culture are collected at