Dynamics of Community

The aim of this group is to support research and writing that considers the ways in which people and communities’ function, with a particular focus on the context (e.g. social, political, cultural, organisational) in which people and communities exist.  We seek to understand power relations that shape individual and group identities, intergroup relations and subjectivities. We are interested in qualitative and creative approaches to elevating the voices of individuals and groups displaced because of change processes or marginalised and excluded because of forms of material practices and symbolic violence such as racism, classism, and sexism.  By developing insights from these vantage points we are better placed to understand how people survive, resist, and provide new avenues for creating inclusive and receptive social environments.  

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Lengthy student placements and health and financial wellbeing

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The Experiences of Young First-Generation Africans in Melbourne

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1.5 generation Indians of Australia Negotiate Identity and Home  

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Deconstructing meanings of diversity in university spaces 

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Mixed Heritage Individuals Negotiating Belonging and Identification