News from the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Virginie joins CCG from Monash University to take up a position as a Research Fellow in the Centre. Virginie's research interests include globalisation and conflict transformation, ethno-nationalism and terrorism, youth radicalisation and social media in Southeast Asia and Europe. Virginie is also the editorial manager of Islam and Christian Muslim Relations.
Naomi joins CCG from the University of Melbourne to take up her Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship Understanding and countering the impact of racism on the health and wellbeing of children and youth from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds. This project will investigate the pathways by which racism influences inequalities in child and youth health and develop intervention strategies to promote positive racial/ethnic attitudes and intercultural understanding. Naomi also seeks to understand the effectiveness of anti-racism interventions with children and youth.
CCG congratulates Deputy Director Yin Paradies on his recent promotion to a Research Professorship. This promotion recognises the exceptional contribution Yin has made to the Centre, the University and the broader field, in particular with regards to the health, social and economic effects of racism. Congratulations Yin! Read more about Professor Paradies and his research.
CCG's Diane Siebrandt, an archaeologist, has recently been named by the US' Combatant Command Cultural Heritage Action Group (CCHAG) as one of its real monument men and women for her work with Iraqis to preserve Iraq's archaeological resources for future generations. Read more in the Deakin Newsroom and in The Australian.
CCG's Dr Dominique Allen has co-authored a book about Australia's anti-discrimination laws with Professor Neil Rees (University of the Sunshine Coast) and Professor Simon Rice (the Australian National University). Read more.
CCG's Dr David Tittensor's new book offers a groundbreaking new perspective on the Gülen movement, a Turkish Muslim educational activist network that emerged in the 1960s and has grown into a global empire with an estimated worth of $25 billion. Read more.
CCG's Dr Danielle Chubb's new book provides international observers with a better understanding of policymakers' management of inter-Korean relations as Chubb traces the development of various policy disputes and perspectives from the 1970s through South Korea's democratic transition. Read more.
A new app which encourages people to live for a week in the life of an Aboriginal man, a Muslim woman, an Indian student as they experience various scenarios of racial prejudice and which was jointly sponsored by Deakin University, was launched on 22 January. Read more.
Dr Liudmila Kirpitchenko's new book Insider Research on Migration and Mobility: International Perspectives on Researcher Positioning brings together the latest international scholarship in the sociology and anthropology of migration and explores the complexities, joys and frustrations of conducting 'insider' research. Read more.
In January 2014, CCG welcomed Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh to the team. Read more.
Associate Professor Yin Paradies has recently been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship, through which he will increase our understanding of, and capacity to address, racism both in Australia and internationally. Read more.
Dr Matthew Sharpe is a member of a Monash-led team who have been successful in their application for an ARC Discovery commencing in 2014. Read more.
CCG's Dr Michele Lobo was recently awarded the Vice Chancellor's Early Career Award for Research Excellence. As part of this award, Dr Lobo will receive a $5000 grant to contribute to the costs of her research. Read more.