Dr Kim Lam



Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


Alfred Deakin Institute


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 924 46983


Kim Lam is a Postdoctoral 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. Currently she is working on a range of externally-funded projects relating to youth digital participation, youth co-research and Buddhism in Australia. 

Kim is a Steering Committee Member for the American Academy of Religion Buddhism in the West and Buddhist Critical Constructive Reflection Units. 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

Steering Committee Member - American Academy of Religion Buddhist Critical Constructive Reflection Unit

The Australian Sociological Association

Australian Association for the Study of Religion


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Being Young and Buddhist in Precarious Times: Exploring the Relational, Contextual, and Digital in Lived Buddhism

Kim Lam

(2024), pp. n/a-n/a, The Oxford Handbook of Lived Buddhism, B1

book chapter

Children, Young People and Diverse Worldviews: Religion, Spirituality and Non-religion

Kim Lam, Anna Halafoff

(2023), pp. 1-18, Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

What Got You through Lockdown?

Vivian Gerrand, Kim Lam, Liam Magee, Pam Nilan, Hiruni Walimunige, David Cao

(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 1-1, M/C Journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

Buddhism in the Far North of Australia pre-WWII: (In)visibility, Post-colonialism and Materiality

Anna Halafoff, Kim Lam, Cristina Rocha, Enqi Weng, Sue Smith

(2022), Vol. 23, pp. 105-128, Journal of Global Buddhism, Lucerne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Social Cohesion and Participation in a Digital Age for Diverse Young Australians

Anita Harris, Kim Lam, Michael Hartup, Philippa Collin, Amanda Third, Soo-Lin Quek

(2022), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Young Buddhists in Australia: Negotiating Transnational Flows

Kim Lam

(2021), pp. 268-276, Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Beyond (mis)-recognition: Muslim youth and religiosity in Australia

K Lam, F Mansouri

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 765-780, Journal of Youth Studies, C1

journal article

Introduction: The new "defenders": Youthful articulations of buddhism in a contemporary age

K Lam

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 263-272, Journal of Global Buddhism, Luzern, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Enhancing digital capacity amongst diverse youth

Kim Lam, Anita Harris

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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

A Harris, K Lam

(2019), Vol. 70, pp. 627-646, British Journal of Sociology, England, C1

journal article

Worldviews education: cosmopolitan peacebuilding and preventing violent extremism

A Halafoff, K Lam, G Bouma

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 381-395, Journal of Beliefs and Values, C1

journal article

Young Buddhists and the Cosmopolitan Irony of Belonging in Multicultural Australia

K Lam

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 720-735, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Self-work and social change: disindividualised participation amongst young Australian Buddhist practitioners

K Lam

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 853-868, Journal of Youth Studies, C1

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Disindividualisation: religious identity negotiation amongst young Australian Buddhist rractitioners

K Lam

(2016), pp. 192-197, TASA 2016 : Cities and successful societies : Refereed Proceedings, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, E1-1


Lagging behind other nations: the religion in schools debate in Australia

A Halafoff, K Lam

(2015), pp. 321-345, Issues in religion and education: Whose religion?, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Buddhism in Australia : an emerging field of study

A Halafoff, R Fitzpatrick, K Lam

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 9-25, Journal of global buddhism, United States, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Understanding and Enhancing Digital Participation amongst Young People from Refugee and Migrant Backgrounds

Prof Anita Harris, Dr Kim Lam, Dr Sherene Idriss, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Philippa Collin

VicHealth Impact Research Grant

  • 2023: $20,000
  • 2022: $25,561
  • 2021: $90,000

Industry and Other Funding

Buddhism in Australia: Wellbeing, Belonging and Social Engagement

A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Kim Lam

Hsing Yun Education Foundation

  • 2023: $67,500


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