Dr Michele Lobo

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer, Human Geography

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2008

Contact

michele.lobo@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43872

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

Affiliations

Institute of Australian Geographers
Life Member, Geographical Society of India

Expertise

I am a social and cultural geographer. My research focuses on ethnicity, ethno-religious diversity, indigeneity, whiteness, encounter and belonging in the city.
  • Aboriginal and Indigenous issues
  • Islam
  • Migration
  • Multiculturalism
  • Urban/suburban planning and development
  • Youth/young people's issues

Research groups

Alfred Deakin Insitute for Citizenship and Globalisation networks (Diversity and Identity, Heritage and Sustainability research streams)

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

Critical Geography Forum network

Australian Cultural Studies Network

Geographical Society of India, Life Member

Awards

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

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.

In 2013, she was awarded two prestigious Australian Research Council Awards that focus on ethnic/ethno-religious diversity, political engagement and shared belongings in Western cities

Publications

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2019

Encountering the city: haptic images of suburban Darwin

M Lobo

(2019), pp. 1-10, Area, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Affective ecologies: braiding urban worlds in Darwin, Australia

M Lobo

(2019), pp. 1-9, Geoforum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2018

Re-framing the creative city: fragile friendships and affective art spaces in Darwin, Australia

M Lobo

(2018), Vol. 55, pp. 623-638, Urban studies, London, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Examining Islamic religiosity and civic engagement in Melbourne

M Vergani, A Johns, M Lobo, F Mansouri

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 631-78, Journal of sociology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Taking it to the street: reclaiming Australia in the Top End

D Kelly, M Lobo

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 365-380, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

'Parallel emergencies' in Italy and Australia: marginalised and racialised Romani and Aboriginal 'camp dwellers'

R Armillei, M Lobo

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 560-575, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Geopower in public spaces of Darwin, Australia: exploring forces that unsettle phenotypical racism

M Lobo

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 68-86, Ethnic and Racial Studies, C1

journal

Co-inhabiting public spaces: Diversity and playful encounters in DarwAustralia

M Lobo

(2016), Vol. 106, pp. 163-173, Geographical Review, C1

journal

Animating Place: Exploring Encounters in the Diverse City

E Chacko, M Lobo, A Tay

(2016), Vol. 106, pp. 157-162, Geographical Review, C1

journal

Grounding religiosity in urban space: insights from multicultural Melbourne

F Mansouri, M Lobo, A Johns

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 295-310, Australian geographer, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Gestures of judgement and welcome in public spaces: hypervisible migrant newcomers in Darwin, Australia

M Lobo

(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 54-67, Journal of cultural geography, London, Eng, C1

journal

Religiosity, citizenship and belonging: the everyday experiences of young Australian Muslims

A Johns, F Mansouri, M Lobo

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 171-190, Journal of muslim minority affairs, London, Eng., C1

journal

A fragmented discourse of religious leadership in France: Muslim youth between citizenship and radicalization

V Andre, F Mansouri, M Lobo

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 296-313, Journal of Muslim minority affairs, London, Eng., C1

journal

Exploring cultures of belonging in Darwin, Australia

M Lobo

(2015), pp. 1-16, SOAC 2015 : Urban Cultures : Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities 2015 Conference, Gold Coast, Qld, E1

conference
2014

Addressing cultural differences: whither multiculturalism?

S Kenny, M Lobo

(2014), pp. 105-123, Global perspectives on the politics of multiculturalism in the 21st century: a case study analysis, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Everyday multiculturalism: Catching the bus in Darwin, Australia

M Lobo

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 714-729, Social and Cultural Geography, Melbourne, Australia, C1

journal

Negotiating Aboriginal participation in research: dilemmas and opportunities

M Lobo

(2014), pp. 21-36, Insider research on migration and mobility: international perspectives on researcher positioning, Surrey, Eng., B1

chapter

Affective energies: Sensory bodies on the beach in Darwin, Australia

M Lobo

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 101-109, Emotion, Space and Society, Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Conversations on Belonging: Women of Indian Heritage Speak

M Lobo, S Ghosh

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 410-417, Journal of Intercultural Studies, C1

journal

Racialised bodies encounter the city: 'long grassers' and asylum seekers in Darwin

M Lobo

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 454-465, Journal of intercultural studies, London, England, C1

journal

Darwin after dark: illuminating suburban atmospheres

M Lobo

(2013), SOAC 2013: Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference 2013, Sydney, NSW, E1

conference

'It's about freedom': contesting dominant representations of devout Muslim women in the space of the nation

A Johns, M Lobo

(2013), pp. 1-17, TASA 2013 : Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations, 50 years of Australian Sociology : Proceedings of TASA conference 2013, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2012

Hoops and bridges : Muslims and the Australian way of life

M Lobo, Fethi Mansouri

(2012), pp. 114-133, Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Reinscribing and inhabiting the city : young women students from Asia make Melbourne home

M Lobo

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 153-158, Geographical research : journal of the Institute of Australian geographers, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Whiteness and the city : Australians of Anglo-Indian heritage in suburban Melbourne

M Lobo, L Morgan

(2012), pp. 1-15, South Asian Diaspora, London, England, C1

journal
2011

Introduction: Social inclusion: Exploring the concept

F Mansouri, M Lobo

(2011), pp. 1-10, Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion, Aldershot , England, B1

chapter

Whiteness and Australian suburbia

M Lobo

(2011), pp. 91-102, Migration, citizenship and intercultural relations : looking through the lens of social inclusion, Aldershot, UK, B1

chapter

Negotiating norms of inclusion: Comparative perspectives from Muslim community leadership in the west

F Mansouri, M Lobo, R Latrache

(2011), pp. 129-139, Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking through the Lens of Social Inclusion, B1

chapter

Intercultural relations in a global and transitional world

M Lobo, V Marotta, N Oke

(2011), pp. 1-10, Intercultural relations in a global world, Champaign, Ill., B1-1

chapter
2010

Negotiating emotions, rethinking otherness in suburban Melbourne

M Lobo

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 99-114, Gender, Place and Culture, C1-1

journal

Interethnic understanding and belonging in suburban melbourne

M Lobo

(2010), Vol. 28, pp. 85-99, Urban Policy and Research, C1-1

journal

Re-imaging citizenship in suburban Australia

M Lobo

(2010), Vol. 6, pp. 1-13, Critical race and whiteness studies, Online, C1-1

journal
2009

Negotiating cultural difference in everyday life : some insights for inclusionary local governance

M Lobo

(2009), pp. 1-24, SOAC 2009 : City growth, sustainability, vitality and vulnerability : Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference 2009, University of Western Australia, Perth, E1

conference

Reimagining citizenship in suburban Australia : voices from 'Dandy'

M Lobo

(2009), Koln, Germany, A1

book

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Islamic Religiosity and Challenge of Political Engagement and National Belonging in Multicultural Western Cities

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo, Prof Bryan Turner

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $79,649
  • 2014: $121,931
  • 2013: $76,113

Shared belonging in Australia: public space and intercultural relations in suburban Darwin

Dr Michele Lobo

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2015: $137,211
  • 2014: $137,092
  • 2013: $132,711

Other Public Sector Funding

Australia-India Student Mobility: Experiences, Lessons and Transformations

Prof David Lowe, Dr Liudmila Kirpitchenko, Dr Michele Lobo

  • 2017: $50,000

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2018

David Leo Kelly

Thesis entitled: Activisms, Atmospheres and the Affective Life of Broome, Western Australia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences