Staff profile - Michele Lobo

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Dr Michele Lobo

Position: DECRA Senior Research Fellow
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443872 +61 3 92443872
Email: michele.lobo@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2008


Affiliations

Institute of Australian Geographers
Life Member, Geographical Society of India


Academic

Teaching Interests

None at present. Previously held teaching positions at the School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University (2010-2011) and Loreto College, Calcutta University, India (1984-2000)


Expertise categories

Expertise summary

I am a social and cultural geographer. My research focuses on ethnicity, ethno-religious diversity, whiteness, encounter and belonging in the city.

Student supervision

Irfan Yusuf - PhD project on Islamic Religiosity, Associate Supervisor (2014-)]

David Kelly - PhD project on Intercultural Encounters in Broome, Principal Supervisor (2014-)

Radhika Savant-Mohit, PhD project on Transnationalism and belonging - Indian migrants in Melbourne, Monash University.


Related Links

Migration, Citienship and Intercultural Relations (2011)
Intercultural Relations in a Global World (2011)
Re-imagining Citizenship in Suburban Australia: Voices from Dandy


Awards

Awards and prizes

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


Research

Research 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.


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


Research grants

1)Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), 2013-2015.

(DE 130100250)
Funding body: Australian Research Council
Project Title:  Shared Belonging in Australia: Public Space and Intercultural Relations in Suburban Darwin
Investigator:  Dr Michele Lobo, Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Amount:  $370,000

2) Australian Research Council Discovery Award, 2013-2015

(DE 130102601)
Funding body: Australian Research Council
Project Title:   Islamic Religiosity and the Challenges of Political Engagement and National Belonging in Multicultural Western Cities
Investigators:   Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri
                           Dr Michele Lobo, Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and    Globalisation
                           Professor Bryan Turner Presidential Professor of Sociology University of New York/Director of Religion and Society, University of Western Sydney,

Amount:  $187,000

3) Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2011-2013
Funding body: Deakin University
Project Title:   Exploring Intercultural Encounters in suburban Darwin
Investigator: Dr Michele Lobo, Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Amount:  Approx. $210,000

4) Individual Research Funding Support, 2011-2014
Funding body:  Faculty of Arts, Deakin University,
Investigator:  Dr Michele Lobo, Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Amount: ($ 2,500 per annum)
 


Research groups

Centre for Citizneship and Globalisation networks (Anti-racism and Intercultural Relations)

Melbourne Human Geography Research Group

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

Critical Geography Forum network

Cultural Studies Network

Geographical Society of India, Life Member


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=lobomic


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