Dr Anuja Cabraal
College of Business Office
College of Business
BA (Hons), Monash University (Anthropology)
PhD, RMIT University
Anuja Cabraal is a researcher in the Graduate School of Business and Law, and is affiliated with Smart Services CRC. Anuja completed her PhD in January 2011, which examined the social and financial impacts of microfinance programs. She is an experienced qualitative researcher, and has worked on a variety of research projects including:
- The social and financial impacts of microfinance in Australia
- Social aspects of money, banking and privacy and security
- Indigenous money management
- The Indian diaspora in Australia, exploring issues of identity, belonging, transnational families and remittances
Research interests include:
Microfinance, social and financial exclusion, capabilities approach, migration and mobility, social network technology, sociology of money.
Industry links and memberships
- Australian Financial Inclusion Network
- Qualitative Research Interest Group
- Human Development and Capability Association
- Migration and Mobility Network (founding member)
- International Association of Community Development
Singh, S., Cabraal A. and Robertson S. (2010) ‘Remittances as a medium of relationship and belonging’. In Babacan, A. and Singh, S. (Eds): Migration, belonging and the nation state, pp. 85-103, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Singh, S., Cabraal, A., Demosthenous, C., Astbrink, G. and Furlong, M. (2007) ‘Security Design Based on Social and Cultural Practice: Sharing of Passwords’ in N. Aykin (Ed.), Usability and Internationalization, Global and Local User Interfaces vol. Part II, HCII 2007, pp. 476-485: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.
Refereed Journal Articles
Singh, S., Robertson, S., & Cabraal, A. (forthcoming). Transnational Family Money: Remittances, Gifts and Inheritance, Journal of Intercultural Studies.
Singh, S., Cabraal, A., (2010) ‘Indian Student Migrants in Australia: Issues of Community Sustainability’ in People and Place vol 18, No 1, pp 19-30.
Singh, S., Robertson, S. & Cabraal, A. (2010) ‘Remittances as a Currency of Care: A Focus on “Twice Migrants” in Australia from the Indian Diaspora’. Journal of Comparative Family Studies vol. xxxxI, no. 2: pp 245-263
Refereed Conference Papers
Singh, S., Cabraal, A., Demosthenous, C., Astbrink, G. and Furlong, M.(2007) ‘Password Sharing: Implications for Security Design Based on Social Practice’. Paper presented to Computer Human Interaction, San Jose, April 28- May 3.
Cabraal, A., Russell, R., and Singh, S., (2006) ‘Microfinance: Development as Freedom’. Paper presented at the RMIT University, Financial literacy, banking and identity conference, Melbourne, 25-26 October (Presented). (Cited 3 times)
Singh, S., and Cabraal, A., (2006) Women, money and the bank. Paper presented at the RMIT University, Financial literacy, banking and identity conference, Melbourne, 25-26 October (Presented).
Singh, S., Cabraal, A., and Hermansson, G. (2006) ‘What is Your Husband’s name? Sociological dimensions of Internet Banking Authentication’. Paper presented to OZCHI 2006, Sydney, Australia, November 20-24.
Singh, S. Beekhuyzen, J., Cabraal, A., von Hellens, L. (2006) ‘Confessions of a virtual team’. Paper presented at QualIT 2006 Conference, Brisbane, November.
Demosthenous, C., Robertson, B., Cabraal, A. and Singh, S. (2006) ‘Cultural Identity and Financial Literacy: Australian Aboriginal Experiences of Money and Money Management’. Paper presented at the RMIT University, Financial literacy, banking and identity conference, Melbourne, 25-26 October (Presented).
Singh, S., Jackson, M., Beekhuyzen, J., and Cabraal, A., (2006) ‘The Bank and I’. Paper presented at the CHI 06 Workshop on Privacy-Enhanced Personalization. Montréal, Quebec, 22 April.
Other Publications and Reports
Cabraal, A, (2011) ‘A role for microfinance in building community in Australia’, Working paper presented at Community, City and Globalisation: Melbourne to Delhi, 9-10 June 2011.
Cabraal, A, Muthaly, S, Godhino, V, & Singh, S (2011) NAB Indigenous Money Mentors: An Analysis, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University, June 2011.
Vettori, L, Bombell, K, Cabraal, A & Montague, M (2008), Enterprising Women: Final evaluation report, Women’s Health in the North, Melbourne.
Russell, R., Brooks, R., Cabraal, A, and Grahlmann, L. (2007) Evaluation of MoneyMinded: an Adult Financial Education Program, 1 October 2006 – 30 September 2007. RMIT University.
Singh, S., Jackson, M., Beekhuyzen, J., and Cabraal, A. (2005) ‘The Bank and I: Linking with Privacy Rights Management’. Smart Internet Technology CRC Annual Conference, Sydney, September 2005.