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Dr Jessica Walton

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 2010

Contact

Biography

Dr Jessica Walton is an ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow and is currently based at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. Her research is inter-disciplinary in scope with particular interests in the anthropology/sociology of education, race and ethnic relations, racism, identity and migration.

Jessica's doctoral research examined transnational adoption and Korean adoptees’ embodied experiences of identity and belonging. She has published a book on this research with Routledge, titled, "Korean adoptees and Transnational Adoption: Embodiment and Identity".

Her current projects include an ethnographic study of intercultural school partnerships focused on South Korean and Australian children’s experiences (ARC DECRA), and a collaborative international project on 1.5/2nd generation Koreans and Korean adoptees in Australia and New Zealand (Academy of Korean Studies). 

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Research interests

identity, belonging, racism, transnational adoption, intercultural relations

Affiliations

American Anthropological Association
Australian Anthropological Society

The Australian Sociological Association

Korean Studies Association of Australasia

Teaching interests

identity, racism, intercultural relations, qualitative research methods

Conferences

Selected presentations:

Walton, J. 2018. ‘Critically reflecting on intercultural understanding: Empathy, respect and responsibility’. Invited talk for the International Education Division in the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s Intercultural Champions Professional Learning Pilot Project. 6 August.

Walton, J. 2018. ‘‘We laughed because those kids laughed’: Friendship and connection via and on-line classroom exchange program’. Youth Futures: Connection and Mobility in the Asia Pacific, ADI Deakin University, November.

Walton, J. 2017. ‘‘Korea…it’s not really actually an Asian country’: Australian children’s experiences of a global learning school partnership program’. American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November-December.

Walton, J. 2017. ‘Distant friendship: Playful cross-cultural interactions among Australian and Korean students in global on-line collaborative learning exchanges’. Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference, University of Oxford, September.

Walton, J. 2016. ‘Difficult issues, difficult conversations: Teacher-student talk’. Invited speaker for the Asia Education Foundation Summer School: Leading Intercultural Capability. January & May.

Walton, J. McFadzean, M., Molloy, J., Jones-Rizzi, J. and Moses Y. 2016. ‘Really making a difference? Measuring impact in schools’. American Alliance of Museums Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, May.

Walton, J. 2015. South Korean multiculturalism? Understanding children’s everyday experiences in South Korean schools. World Congress for Korean Politics & Society, Gyeongju, South Korea, August.

Awards

Faculty of Education and Arts Postgraduate Research Publication Prize, University of Newcastle (2009)

Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA) Postgraduate Travel Grant (2008)

Phi Beta Kappa Society for academic excellence (2004)

Projects

2016-2019 Navigating difference: Children’s everyday intercultural encounters in Australia and South Korea. (Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) - Sole CI.

2016-2019 A study of Koreans in Australia and New Zealand: The rise of a new generation and the (post-) communal lives of today and tomorrow (Academy of Korean Studies) - CI.

2015 Examining everyday experiences of inter-ethnic relations in South Korea (Deakin University Central Research Grant) - Sole CI.

2012-2015 Using museums to counter racism and increase acceptance of diversity among young people. (Australian Research Council Linkage) - RF.

Publications

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2020

The limits of "multiculturalism without diversity": multi-ethnic students and the negotiation of "difference" in South Korean schools

J Walton

(2020), Vol. 43, pp. 835-853, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Affective citizenship and peripheral intimacies: children's inter-ethnic relations in South Korean schools

J Walton

(2020), pp. 1-17, Anthropology and education quarterly, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

The politics of conditional citizenship in South Korea: an analysis of the print media

D Hundt, Jessica Walton, Soo Lee

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 434-451, Journal of contemporary Asia, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Korea...it's not really actually an Asian country: Australian children's experiences of an intercultural school partnership programme

J Walton

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1-15, Ethnography and Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Ethnography and multicultural/intercultural education: uncovering the unforseen complexities, practices and unintended outcomes

J Walton, J Webster

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 259-263, Ethnography and Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Korean adoptees and transnational adoption: Embodiment and emotion

J Walton

(2019), pp. 1-178, Korean Adoptees and Transnational Adoption: Embodiment and Emotion, A7

edited book
2018

'I am Korean': contested belonging in a 'multicultural' Korea

J Walton

(2018), pp. 93-115, Interrogating belonging for young people in schools, Basintstoke, Eng., B1

book chapter

Beyond 'getting along': understanding embodied whiteness in educational spaces

J Walton

(2018), pp. 59-71, The relationality of race in education research, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Whiteness and national identity: teacher discourses in Australian primary schools

J Walton, N Priest, E Kowal, F White, Y Paradies, B Fox

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 132-147, Race ethnicity and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

'You are not born being racist, are you?' Discussing racism with primary aged-children

N Priest, J Walton, F White, E Kowal, B Fox, Y Paradies

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 808-834, Race ethnicity and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Towards reflexive ethnicity: museums as sites of intercultural encounter

J Walton, Y Paradies, F Mansouri

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 871-889, British educational research journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours Exhibition Evaluation Report

J Walton, Yin Paradies, Emma Kowal, Fethi Mansouri, Naomi Priest, Margaret Kelaher, Moya McFadzean, Jan Molloy, Linda Sproul, Carolyn Meehan

(2016), Carlton, Vic, A6

research report/technical paper
2015

Fostering intercultural understanding through secondary school experiences of cultural immersion

J Walton, Y Paradies, N Priest, E Wertheim, E Freeman

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 216-237, International journal of qualitative studies in education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Encountering the 'other': interpreting student experiences of a multi-sensory museum exhibition

P Schorch, J Walton, N Priest, Y Paradies

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 221-240, Journal of intercultural studies, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Feeling it: Understanding Korean adoptees' experiences of embodied identity

J Walton

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 395-412, Journal of intercultural studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Talking culture? Egalitarianism, color-blindness and racism in Australian elementary schools

J Walton, N Priest, E Kowal, F White, K Brickwood, B Fox, Y Paradies

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 112-122, Teaching and Teacher Education, C1

journal article

Understanding the complexities of ethnic-racial socialization processes for both minority and majority groups : a 30-year systemic review

N Priest, J Walton, F White, E Kowal, A Baker, Y Paradies

(2014), Vol. 43, pp. 139-155, International journal of intercultural relations, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2013

"It depends how you're saying it": The complexities of everyday racism

J Walton, N Priest, Y Paradies

(2013), Vol. 7, pp. 74-90, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, C1

journal article

Identifying and developing effective approaches to foster intercultural understanding in schools

J Walton, N Priest, Y Paradies

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 181-194, Intercultural education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2012

Supporting the Interests of Intercountry Adoptees beyond Childhood: Access to Adoption Information and Identity

Jessica Walton

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 443-454, Social Policy and Society, C1-1

journal article
2009

More than a Korean adoptee: making sense of identity and adoption in South Korea and adoptive countries

J Walton

(2009), pp. 1-15, Other people's children: adoption in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Navigating difference: Children's experiences in Australia and South Korea

Dr Jessica Walton

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2019: $27,137
  • 2018: $109,505
  • 2017: $139,645
  • 2016: $137,062

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

  • 2020: $43,500
  • 2019: $56,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, A/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

A Study of Koreans in Australia and New Zealand: The Rise of a New Generation and the (Post-)Communal Lives of Today and Tomorrow

A/Prof David Hundt, Dr Jessica Walton

  • 2018: $28,292
  • 2017: $28,131
  • 2016: $31,929

Other Funding Sources

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, A/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

  • 2020: $202,203
  • 2019: $112,204

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report