Politics of Place

Processes of planned and forced migration around the world are as central to social transformation of societies across the globe. Countries, such as Australia, that once sought to construct itself as a ‘culturally’ homogenous, are now facing the challenges of managing a multifaceted, inclusive and culturally plural population. Researchers in the college are interested in the multiple ways in which individuals and communities from receiving and incoming groups respond to migration and change. We promote interdisciplinary research that seeks to contribute to the development of receptive social environments and to produce knowledge that can contribute to informed public debate about issues related to migration and social change

See relevant work in the special issue for Community Psychology in Global Perspective, on Structural Violence and Community Based Research and Action, which speaks to the themes in this research area.

Exploring the Politics, Meanings and Experiences of Diversity and University

Displacement, Place, and Identity: Aboriginal People in Melbourne’s West

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Temporary Migrants and Political Transnationalism

Footscray Project

Immigrants Negotiating Belonging and Home in Australia