Dr Michele Lobo

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2008

Contact

michele.lobo@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43872

Research interests

Whiteness, Citizenship and Suburban Places Intercultural Relations, Belonging and Home in White Majority Cultures Everyday Multiculturalism Local Governance and Diversity Recent books

Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations

Intercultural Relations in a Global World

Reimagining Citizenship

Affiliations

Institute of Australian Geographers
Life Member, Geographical Society of India

Expertise

I am a social and cultural geographer. My research focuses on ethnicity, ethno-religious diversity, ndigeneity, whiteness, encounter and belonging in the city.
  • Aboriginal and Indigenous issues
  • Islam
  • Migration
  • Multiculturalism
  • Urban/suburban planning and development
  • Youth/young people's issues

Research groups

Alfred Deakin Insitutte for Citizneship and Globalisation networks (Diversity and Identity, Heritage and Sustaiinability research streams)

Institute of Australian Geographers (Cultural and Urban Geography Research Group)

Critical Geography Forum network

Australian Cultural Studies Network

Geographical Society of India, Life Member

Awards

Jubilee Merit Prize, Faculty of Arts, Calcutta University, India, 1978.

Australian Postgraduate Award (2002-2005)for Doctoral Research. The award is given by the Australian Government to postgraduate students of exceptional research promise.

Dean’s Sessional Commendation Teaching Award
Faculty of Arts, Monash University, 2008.

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Award (2011-2013),  Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Pro Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University,  Dec 2012.

Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award, Deakin University, Melbourne, Dec 2013

Projects

In 2011, Dr Lobo was awarded the prestigious Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is conducting a pilot project titled, Exploring Intercultural Encounters in the Darwin-Palmerston Urban Area. The project focuses on multi-sensory experiences of meeting places.

In 2013, she was awarded two prestigious Australian Research Council Awards that focus on ethnic/ethno-religious diversity, political engagemebt and shared belongings in Western cities

Publications

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2015

Religiosity, citizenship and belonging: the everyday experiences of young Australian Muslims

Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 171-190, Journal of muslim minority affairs, London, Eng., C1

journal

Gestures of judgement and welcome in public spaces: hypervisible migrant newcomers in Darwin, Australia

Dr Michele Lobo

(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 54-67, Journal of cultural geography, London, Eng, C1

journal

Exploring cultures of belonging in Darwin, Australia

Dr Michele Lobo

(2015), pp. 1-16, SOAC 2015 : Urban Cultures : Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities 2015 Conference, Gold Coast, Qld., E1

conference

A fragmented discourse of religious leadership in France: Muslim youth between citizenship and radicalization

Dr Virginie Andre, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 296-313, Journal of Muslim minority affairs, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Addressing cultural differences: whither multiculturalism?

Prof Sue Kenny, Dr Michele Lobo

(2014), pp. 105-123, Global perspectives on the politics of multiculturalism in the 21st century: a case study analysis, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Negotiating Aboriginal participation in research: dilemmas and opportunities

Dr Michele Lobo

(2014), pp. 21-36, Insider research on migration and mobility: international perspectives on researcher positioning, Surrey, Eng., B1

chapter

Everyday multiculturalism: Catching the bus in Darwin, Australia

Dr Michele Lobo

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 714-729, Social and Cultural Geography, Melbourne, Australia, C1

journal

Affective energies : Sensory bodies on the beach in Darwin, Australia

Dr Michele Lobo

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 101-109, Emotion, Space and Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Racialised bodies encounter the city: 'long grassers' and asylum seekers in Darwin

Dr Michele Lobo

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 454-465, Journal of intercultural studies, London, England, C1

journal

Conversations on belonging: women of Indian heritage speak

Dr Michele Lobo, Sumita Ghosh

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 410-417, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Darwin after dark: illuminating suburban atmospheres

Dr Michele Lobo

(2013), pp. -, SOAC 2013 : Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference 2013, Sydney, NSW, E1

conference

"It's about freedom": contesting dominant representations of devout Muslim women in the space of the nation

Dr Amelia Johns, Dr Michele Lobo

(2013), pp. 1-17, TASA 2013 : Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations, 50 years of Australian Sociology : Proceedings of TASA conference 2013, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2012

Hoops and bridges : Muslims and the Australian way of life

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2012), pp. 114-133, Muslims in the west and the challenges of belonging, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Whiteness and the city : Australians of Anglo-Indian heritage in suburban Melbourne

Dr Michele Lobo, Dr Les Morgan

(2012), pp. 1-15, South Asian Diaspora, London, England, C1

journal

Reinscribing and inhabiting the city : young women students from Asia make Melbourne home

Dr Michele Lobo

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 153-158, Geographical research : journal of the Institute of Australian geographers, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2011

Whiteness and Australian suburbia

Dr Michele Lobo

(2011), pp. 91-102, Migration, citizenship and intercultural relations : looking through the lens of social inclusion, Aldershot, UK, B1

chapter

Negotiating norms of inclusion : Comparative perspectives from Muslim community leadership in the West

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo, Rim Latrache

(2011), pp. 129-139, Migration, citizenship and intercultural relations : looking through the lens of social inclusion, Aldershot , England, B1

chapter

Intercultural relations in a global and transitional world

Dr Michele Lobo, Dr Vince Marotta, Dr Nicole Oke

(2011), pp. 1-10, Intercultural relations in a global world, Champaign, Ill., B1-1

chapter

Introduction : social inclusion : exploring the concept

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2011), pp. 1-10, Migration, citizenship and intercultural relations : looking through the lens of social inclusion, Aldershot , England, B1

chapter
2010

Re-imaging citizenship in suburban Australia

Dr Michele Lobo

(2010), Vol. 6, pp. 1-13, Critical race and whiteness studies, Online, C1-1

journal

Interethnic understanding and belonging in suburban Melbourne

Dr Michele Lobo

(2010), Vol. 28, pp. 85-99, Urban policy and research, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Negotiating emotions, rethinking otherness in suburban Melbourne

Dr Michele Lobo

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 99-114, Gender, place and culture, Oxon, England, C1-1

journal
2009

Negotiating cultural difference in everyday life : some insights for inclusionary local governance

Dr Michele Lobo

(2009), pp. 1-24, SOAC 2009 : City growth, sustainability, vitality and vulnerability : Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference 2009, Perth, W. A., E1

conference

Reimagining citizenship in suburban Australia : voices from 'Dandy'

Dr Michele Lobo

(2009), Koln, Germany, A1

book