Miss Tara Elisabeth Jeyasingh

Miss Tara Elisabeth Jeyasingh

Casual Academic

Cultural Geography PhD, UNSW Canberra - 2021-2024 (Ongoing)

Geography Honours (Arts), UNSW Canberra - 2020-2021 (First Class Honours)

Geographical Sciences BSc, University of Bristol - 2025-2018 (First Class Honours)

UNSW Canberra
SCIENCE - Teaching

I am a current PhD student in Cultural Geography at UNSW Canberra interested in how the arts can generate politically and ethically significant change in individual thinking and wider world processes.

In my current project I am developing my conceptualisations of the 'opacitic' and 'influensive' through ongoing auto-ethnigrpahic fieldwork and theorising through the philosophical projects of Édouard Glissant, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.

My research is especially interested in: non-representational theories, process philosophies, feminist and postcolonial theory. 

I attend the UNSW Canberra Cultural Geography Weekly Reading Group and the Latrobe University 3ecologies Weekly Reading Group.

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Challenging Boundaries in Fashion, Textiles and Media Category Winner at UNSW Canberra HASS HDR Conference (2021)

Jim Rose Prize for Best Paper at the Geographical Society of New South Wales Honours & Masters Conference (2020)

Best Qualitative Human Geography Dissertation Prize, University of Bristol (2018)


Jeyasingh, T. E. (Forthcoming) Édouard Glissant, the Politics of Non-Representational Theory and Opacitic-Reading as Geographical Method. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Jeyasingh, T. E. (2023) IAG2023: Travel Grant Reports [Online]. Available from: https://www.iag.org.au/index.cfm?module=news&pagemode=indiv&page_id=2068482

Jeyasingh, T. E. & Sirois, C. (2023) Thought begins, again, anew [Exhibition Essay - Online]. CraftACT. Available from: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1347/8135/files/2023_Emerging_Contemporaries_exhibition_essay.pdf?v=1676868438

Jeyasingh, T. E. (2022) Foley and Fabulation: the Production of Screams, Sound and Subjectivity in Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio. In: N. Williams & T. Keating, eds. Speculative Geographies: Ethics, Technologies, Aesthetics. 2022, Palgrave Macmillan.

Jeyasingh. T. E. (2021) International Women’s Day - Tara Elisabeth Jeyasingh [Online]. Available from: https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/newsroom/news/international-womens-day-tara-elisabeth-jeyasingh



Institute of Australian Geographers, Perth (2023) Think-Practice Geographies. [Session organiser with Prof JD Dewsbury, Dr George Burdon & Dr Nina Williams]

Institute of Australian Geographers, Perth (2023) Glissantian Lines - Ones Less Filial and More Trembling: Towards an Opacitic Geography. [Paper]

Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (2022) Édouard Glissant, Non-Representational Theory, & Opacitic-Reading as Geographical Method. [Paper]



ZPEM2213-Art & Science of Doing Geography [S2, 2023] Qualitative Methods - Joint Course Convenor, Lecturer, Tutorial Leader, Marking (7 weeks, ~60 students) [Upcoming]

ZPEM1202-Geography 1B [S2, 2023] Urban Geography - Lecturer, Tutorial Leader, Content Creation (3 weeks, x56 students)

ZPEM2207-Social Geography [S1, 2023] Tactics of Social Geography - Joint Course Convenor, Lecturer, Tutorial Leader, Field-school Leader, Marking (4 weeks, 23 students) 



National Museum of Australia (2023) Éduoard Glissant, Feminism Aphrodite/Venus: Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages' [Short Talk as part of Major Exhibition]

Organised workshop about ‘Assemblage Theory as Method’ for Cultural Geography department at UNSW Canberra (July 2022)

Organised workshop about ‘Édouard Glissant, affirmation and Relation’ for Cultural Geography department at UNSW Canberra (October 2021)

Category winner for paper presented in ‘Challenging Boundaries in Fashion, Textiles and Media at UNSW HASS HDR conference (October 2021)

Selected and attended Professor Rose Braidotti’s Posthuman and New Materialism summer school at Utrecht University (remotely - August 2021)