Dr Kim Lam



Postdoctoral Associate Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


Alfred Deakin Institute


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 924 46983


Kim Lam is an Associate Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. She is also Research Coordinator for the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies, based in the Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age Stream. She has a background in Sociology of Religion, Buddhist Studies and Youth Studies. Her work focuses on changing patterns of diversity and their impact on religious belonging, identity and participation. Currently she is working on a range of projects relating to religious youth, social cohesion and youth well-being.

Kim is a Steering Committee Member for the American Academy of Religion Buddhism in the West Unit (2019-2024), and the Women's Caucus Representative for the Australian Association for the Study of Religion. She has been employed at several Australian universities in unit coordination, lecturing, tutoring, research assistant and editorial roles.

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Steering Committee Member - American Academy of Religion Buddhism in the West Unit

Women's Caucus Representative - The Australian Association for the Study of Religion

Academic Representative - Sakyadhita Australia

The Australian Sociological Association

Association for the Sociology of Religion

Asian Australian Studies Research Network


Australian Postgraduate Award (2013-2015)
Monash University Faculty of Arts Top-Up Award for Highly Ranked Australian Postgraduate Award Applicants (2013-15)
Monash University SPS Graduate Symposium Best Paper Prize (2015)
Monash University Ann Edwards Prize for Best Sociology Honours Thesis (2010)