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Prof Anita Harris

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1997
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne, 1990

Contact

anita.harris@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45476

Biography

Anita Harris is a Research Professor in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. She is a youth sociologist undertaking a series of projects on youth and citizenship, including the completion of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a Future Fellow in the Sociology program at Monash University (2011-2015), and a Mid-Career Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland (2007-2011).

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Research interests

youth identities and cultures; citizenship, participation and new politics; globalisation and multiculturalism; girls' studies

Affiliations

Adjunct Research Professor, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

Honorary Research Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland

Teaching interests

I welcome inquiries from prospective higher degree by research students on any aspect of my research interests.

Knowledge areas

My areas of expertise are:

youth studies, including youth identities and cultures; citizenship, participation and new politics; globalisation, mobility and multiculturalism.

girls' studies, including sociological and cultural studies of girlhood; young women and feminism; mediated femininities.

Professional activities

Associate Editor, The Journal of Youth Studies

Director, Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture https://cygc.info

Member, Australian Sociological Association (Youth Thematic Group; Migration, Ethnicity & Multiculturalism Thematic Group)

Member, International Sociological Association (Sociology of Youth Research Committee; Racism, Nationalism & Ethnic Relations Research Committee)

International Advisory Board member, 'Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation', European Commission FP7 project

Advisory Board member, 'Building Stronger Communities: the Status of Young People from CALD Backgrounds', ARC LP project

Projects

I am currently undertaking three major research projects:

  • The Effects of Transnational Mobility on Youth Transitions (ARC Discovery Project, co-CIs Prof L. Baldassar, Dr S. Robertson). Young people increasingly migrate abroad for work and education, and Australia is a significant hub for sending and receiving. Migration and education policies encourage this mobility, which is expected to provide youth with enhanced life chances and competitive skills. However, very little research examines its effects on young people’s transitions. This longitudinal project thus investigates how transnational mobility affects young people’s ability to not only achieve desirable qualifications and livelihoods, but to be connected and engaged in their social and civic worlds as these become more dispersed spatially and less predictable temporally. It suggests that youth and migrancy are no longer straightforward states of transition, and proposes that old frameworks of sequential passaging towards adulthood and settlement need to be rethought with conceptual tools that can capture more complex and less fixed routes that characterise young lives on the move. It helps us understand how young people can be supported to maximise opportunities for secure and sustainable livelihoods, strong social networks and engaged citizenship in conditions of mobility.http://www.deakin.edu.au/adi/our-research/projects/the-effects-of-transnational-mobility-on-youth-transitions
  • Young People and Social Inclusion in the Multicultural City (ARC Future Fellowship). This project is a sociological analysis of young people's negotiation of social cohesion and civic belonging in multicultural societies. It investigates the function of civic space and youth cultures in young people’s practices of social inclusion and exclusion and establishes how young people of diverse backgrounds create and contest productive intercultural relations. It explores young people's strategies for living with difference in key Australian cities as well as international sites in Italy, Malaysia and South Africa.http://www.deakin.edu.au/adi/our-research/projects/young-people-and-social-inclusion-in-the-multicultural-city

Publications

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2020

Multicultural reflexivity: university students negotiating 'pockets' and 'strings' of multiculturalism in Malaysia

S Koh, A Harris

(2020), pp. 1-15, Children's geographies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

1Malaysia? Young people and everyday multiculturalism in multiracialized Malaysia

A Harris, A Han

(2020), Vol. 43, pp. 816-834, Ethnic and Racial Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Youth, social cohesion and digital life: from risk and resilience to a global digital citizenship approach

A Harris, A Johns

(2020), pp. 1-18, Journal of sociology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Settling down in time and place? Changing intimacies in mobile young people's migration and life courses

A Harris, L Baldassar, S Robertson

(2020), Vol. 26, Population, Space and Place, C1

journal article
2019

Youth participation in 'post-secular' times: young Muslim and Buddhist practitioners as religious citizens

Anita Harris, Kim Lam

(2019), Vol. 70, pp. 627-646, British journal of sociology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Young Muslims, Stigma and the Work of Normality

A Harris, A Karimshah

(2019), Vol. 53, pp. 617-633, Sociology, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Youthful socialities in Australia's urban multiculture

A Harris

(2018), Vol. 55, pp. 605-622, Urban studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Conscripts or volunteers? Young Muslims as everyday explainers

A Harris, S Hussein

(2018), pp. 1-18, Journal of ethnic and migration studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Sociology of youth and migration research

A Harris

(2017), pp. 221-234, Critical reflections on migration, 'race' and multiculturalism : Australia in a global context, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Young people and intercultural sociality after Cronulla

A Harris, M Herron

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 284-300, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

After Cronulla: 'where the bloody hell are we now?'

A Johns, G Noble, A Harris

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 249-254, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Mobile transitions: a conceptual framework for researching a generation on the move

S Robertson, A Harris, L Baldassar

(2017), pp. 1-15, Journal of Youth Studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Young people, politics and citizenship

A Harris

(2016), pp. 295-300, Routledge Handbook of youth and young adulthood: new perspectives and agendas, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Chinese immigrant youth identities and belonging in Prato, Italy: exploring the intersections between migration and youth studies

R Raffaetà, L Baldassar, A Harris

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 422-437, Identities: Global studies in culture and power, London, Eng, C1-1

journal article

Rethinking Youth Conviviality: The Possibilities of Intercultural Friendship Beyond Contact and Encounter

A Harris

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 501-516, Journal of Intercultural Studies, C1

journal article
2015

At home/out of place: young people's multicultural belongings

A Harris

(2015), pp. 155-167, Cultural, religious and political contestations: the multicultural challenge, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

From the subcultural to the ordinary: DIY girls since Grrrlpower

A Harris

(2015), pp. 151-160, Youth cultures and subcultures: Australian perspectives, Surrey, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Transitions, cultures, and citizenship: interrogating and integrating youth studies in new times

A Harris

(2015), pp. 84-98, Youth cultures, transitions, and generations: bridging the gap in youth research, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

Belonging and the uses of difference: young people in Australian urban multiculture

A Harris

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 359-375, Social identities Journal for the study of race, nation and culture, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Muslim citizenship in everyday Australian civic spaces

J Roose, A Harris

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 468-486, Journal of intercultural studies, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Peer research with young Muslims and the politics of knowledge production

A Vassadis, A Karimshah, A Harris, Y Youssef

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 268-281, Qualitative research journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Theorizing agency in post-girlpower times

A Harris, A Dobson

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 145-156, Continuum, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Conviviality, conflict and distanciation in young people's local multicultures

A Harris

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 571-587, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

DIY citizenship amongst young Muslims: experiences of the 'ordinary'

A Harris, J Roose

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 794-813, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Young people and everyday multiculturalism

A Harris

(2013), London, Eng., A1-1

book
2012

On line cultures and future girl citizens

Anita Harris

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 213-225, Feminist media : participatory spaces, networks and cultural citizenship, Bielefeld , Ger, B1-1

book chapter

Beyond the 'transitions' metaphor: family relations and young people in late modernity

J Wyn, S Lantz, A Harris

(2012), Vol. 48, pp. 3-22, Journal of sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2011

Citizenship stories

A Harris

(2011), pp. 143-153, Keywords in youth studies: tracing affects, movements, knowledges, New York, N. Y., B1-1

book chapter
2010

Young people, everyday civic life and the limits of social cohesion

A Harris

(2010), Vol. 31, pp. 573-589, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Pedestrian crossings: young people and everyday multiculturalism

M Butcher, A Harris

(2010), Vol. 31, pp. 449-453, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Beyond apathetic or activist youth: 'ordinary' young people and contemporary forms of participation

A Harris, J Wyn, S Younes

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 9-32, Young: Nordic journal of youth research, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Mind the gap: attitudes and emergent feminist politics since the third wave

A Harris

(2010), Vol. 25, pp. 475-484, Australian feminist studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2009

Young people's politics and the micro-territories of the local

A Harris, J Wyn

(2009), Vol. 44, pp. 327-344, Australian journal of political science, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Shifting the boundaries of cultural spaces: young people and everyday multiculturalism

A Harris

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 187-205, Social identities, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2008

Young women, late modern politics, and the participatory possibilities of online cultures

A Harris

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 481-495, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2007

Next wave cultures: feminism, subcultures, activism

A Harris

(2007), New York, N.Y., A1-1

book

Young people and citizenship: An everyday perspective

A Harris, J Wyn, S Younes

(2007), Vol. 26, pp. 19-27, Youth Studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1-1

journal article
2005

VII. Discourses of desire as governmentality: young women, sexuality and the significance of safe spaces

A Harris

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 39-43, Feminism and psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Vocation, vocation: a study of prisoner education for women

C Spark, A Harris

(2005), Vol. 41, pp. 143-161, Journal of Sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2004

All about the girl: Culture, power, and identity

A Harris

(2004), A1-1

book

Jamming girl culture: Young women and consumer citizenship

A Harris

(2004), pp. 163-172, All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity, B1

book chapter

Youth research in Australia and New Zealand

J Wyn, A Harris

(2004), Vol. 12, pp. 271-289, Young, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2003

Future girl: Young women in the twenty-first century

A Harris

(2003), A1-1

book

gURL scenes and grrrl zines: the regulation and resistance of girls in late modernity

A Harris

(2003), Vol. 75, pp. 38-56, Feminist review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A/Prof Anita Harris transfer in - Young People and Social Inclusion in the Multicultural City

Prof Anita Harris

ARC Fellowships - Future Fellowships

  • 2016: $78,298

The Civic Life of Young Australian Muslims: Active Citizenship, Community Belonging and Social Inclusion

Prof Anita Harris

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $36,066

Understanding the Effects of Transnational Mobility on Youth Transitions

Prof Anita Harris, Prof Loretta Baldassar, Dr Shanthi Robertson

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2021: $8,114
  • 2019: $110,653
  • 2018: $87,332
  • 2017: $138,950

Understanding social cohesion and digital resilience amongst young people aged 12 to 17

Prof Anita Harris, Dr Amelia Johns

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

  • 2016: $35,000

Fostering Global Digital Citizenship: Diaspora Youth in a Connected World

Dr Amelia Johns, Dr Jessica Walton, Dr Gilbert Caluya, Prof Anita Harris

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2021: $7,250
  • 2020: $58,000
  • 2019: $56,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collins, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

  • 2019: $1,824,753
  • 2018: $1,065,362

Industry and Other Funding

Digital Media, Democracy and Youth in East and Southeast Asia

Dr Jian Xu, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Earvin Cabalquinto, Dr Amelia Johns

  • 2020: $4,271

Other Funding Sources

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collins, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

  • 2021: $77,203
  • 2020: $163,325
  • 2019: $112,204

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2001

Carole Ford

Thesis entitled: Still Invisible: The Myth of the Woman-Friendly State

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social Inquiry

1999

Alison Brookes

Thesis entitled: THE IMPACT OF PRENATAL GENETIC SCREENING ON WOMEN: A FRAMEWORK FOR DECISION-MAKING.

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social Inquiry