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Best Paper Awards 2017

Best Research Paper

Dr. Chin Ming Stephen Lim
King's College London, Singapore

Best Student Paper

Ms. Shiao Ying Sharon Chu
The Chinese University of Hong Kong  

Best Paper Awards 2016

Best Research Paper

Prof. Sreekala M Nair
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

Dr. Kin-Ling Tang
The Education University of Hong Kong

Best Student Paper

Mr. Mohammad Aatir Khan
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Best Paper Awards 2015

Best Research Paper

Dr. Declan Patrick
Liverpool Hope University

Dr. Joze Diaz Rodriguez
Massey University
New Zealand

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Conference Theme

Cultural Studies is a diverse academic discipline encompassing many different approaches, methods and academic perspectives. It focuses on political dynamics of contemporary culture and its historical foundations, conflicts and defining traits, cultural studies.

The Annual International Conference on Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCS) aims to understand how meaning is generated, disseminated, and produced from the social, political and economic spheres within a given culture. CCS will tackle historical culture and how it affects the modern society.

Opening Address

Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin
Chairman, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
Chairman, Bank of China (Australia)
Former Speaker Parliament of Australia
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning)
Curtin University of Technology
Former Pro Vice Chancellor International, Victoria University

Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Kelvin E.Y. Low
Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology
National University of Singapore
“Theorising Senses and Social Life in Asian Contexts”
Prof. Jeanette Hoorn
Professor of Visual Cultures
President Australia-Morocco Friendship Group
Faculty of Arts
The University of Melbourne, Australia
"Art and the Everyday: Female Painters in the age of ‘Orientalism’"

Associate Professor Anne Raffin
National University of Singapore Sociology Department
"Post-Colonial Places of Retirement: French Retirees in Cambodia and Vietnam: Sihanoukville and Nha Trang"


CCS 2018 Conference Proceedings: All accepted and presented papers at the conference (CCS 2018) will be published in the conference proceedings (Print ISSN: 2382-5650, E-Periodical ISSN: 2382-557X).
Journal of Law and Social Sciences: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS)  - Print ISSN: 2251-2853, E-periodical: 2251-2861. All submitted papers will go through a blind review process for acceptance and will be published without additional cost (digital).
Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
CCS 2018 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

Video Interviews

Dr. Eitan Ginzberg
Academic College of Sapir

Mr. Samuel Malloy
Charles Sturt university

Dr. Marianne Hulsbosch
University of Sydney

GSTF Partner Universities

GSTF is a proud partner of  41 universities around the globe. 
For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universities please visit:

Global Science and Technology Forum - GSTF reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone or change the venue,
date and/or time of the conference without prior notice before early bird registration deadline.