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Dr Ros Black

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer Of Education (Humanities, Societies And Environments)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

GCHE Exempt, , 2017
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2013

Biography

My career in education spans more than 30 years. During that time, I have worked as a teacher, a policy officer, a teacher educator and a researcher. I have worked in professional contexts that include the school, higher education, government and nonprofit sectors.

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Career highlights

In 2020, I became Co-Editor-in-Chief for the relaunched Journal of Applied Youth Studies, an international scholarly journal that is already attracting and publishing quality submissions in relation to the research, policy, practice and theory of youth studies (https://www.springer.com/journal/43151).

Research interests

My research and supervision interests meet at the intersection of the sociologies of education and youth. I have a national and international reputation for my work in relation to youth citizenship. This draws on poststructuralist perspectives to critically analyse young people’s relationship to democratic systems; the role of schools and universities in constructing young people as citizens; and the geographies of young people’s lived experiences of citizenship, especially in contexts of social inequality.

In addition to this, I have secured competitive funding, with various colleagues, to research and build public and policy understandings of a range of issues relating to school education practice and policy. These include the policy and practice of effective school leadership, student voice, school-community partnership and capacity-building in schools serving high-need communities.

I have held Visiting Scholar roles at a number of international universities. I have been funded to present keynote addresses at national conferences and invited to review for Australian and international journals and grant applications. I have also appeared in the media in relation to my research.

My most recent books with colleagues are Rethinking Youth Citizenship after the Age of Entitlement (Bloomsbury Academic 2018), Imagining Youth Futures: University Students in Post-Truth Times (Springer 2019) and Young People in Digital Society: Control Shift (Palgrave Macmillan 2019). My many other publications have appeared in numerous edited books, high-ranking journals and monographs.

I am available to supervise Higher Degree Research students as well as students undertaking Research Pathways units.

Affiliations

Research for Educational Impact (REDI): https://www.deakin.edu.au/redi

Units taught

I am currently teaching these units:

  • EPO701: Primary Humanities (Master of Teaching)
  • EDU302: Education And Humanitarian Development

I also supervise students undertaking units within the Masters or Graduate Certificate Research Pathway (EDX703/4, EDX705/6 and EDX707).

Conferences

My recent conference presentations include the following:

Walsh, L. & Black, R. (2019). ‘Reacting to uncertainty: The university student as homo promptus’. Young People’s Well-being, Resilience and Enterprise: Critical Perspectives for the Anthropocene, September, Bilbao

Black, R. (2018). ‘Enacting rights: educating for a socially just citizenship’. Human Rights and Political Feeling in Education, November, Melbourne

Black, R., Charles, C. & Keddie, A. (2018). ‘Inciting youth mobilities: insights from an elite university excellence program’. REDI conference, August, Melbourne

Black, R. & Walsh, L. (2017). ‘Democracy in austerity: researching young people’s citizenship in economically risky places’. Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research, European Educational Research Conference, 21-25 August, Copenhagen

Walsh, L. & Black, R. (2017). ‘Off the radar democracy: Insights from abroad of young people’s alternate acts of citizenship’. Young People as Active EU Citizens? Challenges and Visions on a Renewed Project for Europe, First CATCH-EyoU Conference, 2-4 March 2017, Athens, Greece

Halse, C., Black, R., Charles, C. & Hartung, C. (2016). ‘Young people on asylum seekers: The ‘dirty work’ of boundary making in the politics of belonging’. Interrogating Belonging in Education, 30-31 May 2016, Melbourne

Kelly, P., Black, R., Walsh, L. & Howie, L. (2016). ‘How could resilient cities promote marginalized young people’s resilience?’ Cities and Successful Societies, The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association, 28 November-1 December, Melbourne

Wood, B.E. & Black, R. (2016). ‘Belonging and place: the geographies of young people’s citizenship’. Interrogating Belonging in Education, 30-31 May 2016, Melbourne

Media appearances

My recent media coverage and interviews include:

  • The ‘student voice’ in practice: who gets to speak? Education Review: https://www.educationreview.com.au/2019/08/the-student-voice-in-practice-who-gets-to-speak/
  • What will my students like? Ask them! Primary Learning: https://primarylearning.com.au/2019/01/21/what-will-my-students-like/
  • Generation Z taking over the world’s population. Daily Telegraph: https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/generation-z-taking-over-the-worlds-population-ng-b4cb1fb2fc5de92eeb0c4685554218fc
  • Experts defend youth civic engagement’. JMISSC: https://www.jmissc.com/single-post/2018/01/10/Experts-defend-youth-civic-engagement

Research groups

I am an International Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Applied Youth Studies and a member of the Children, Young People and their Communities strand of the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) strategic research centre at Deakin University.

Projects

  • Teach the Teacher: Ignite and Primary School Engagement Evaluations. Consultancy for VicSRC with Eve Mayes (2017-2020)
  • Citizenship, Hope and the Future of Youth: Young People Navigating a Post-Truth World. Deakin University Research for Educational Impact Small Grants Program (2017-2019)
  • Educating   the   Global   Citizen   or   Fostering   Assured Optimism?  Elite  Higher Education Programs in Australia. Deakin University Research for Educational Impact Small Grants Program with Claire Charles and Amanda Keddie (2017-2018)
  • Young  People,  Technology  and  Wellbeing  Research  Facility.
    Australian  Research  Council Linkage Grant (LP100100837) with Amanda Third, Lucas Walsh and Philippa Collin (2010-2016)

Publications

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2020

Conceptions of performativity, responsibility and care within a University excellence program

Amanda Keddie, Ros Black, Claire Charles

(2020), Vol. 47, pp. 95-111, Australian educational researcher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Inciting youth mobilities: insights from an elite university scholarship program

Rosalyn Black, Claire Charles, Amanda Keddie

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 340-355, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Feeling voice: the emotional politics of 'student voice' for teachers

R Black, E Mayes

(2020), pp. 1-17, British educational research journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Living the dream? University students in mobile times

R Black, L Walsh

(2020), pp. 1-16, Journal of Youth Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

'Flexible ongoing': the young university student as homo promptus

Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black

(2020), pp. 1-16, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

'Doing great things for the world': merit and the justice politics of young people receiving an elite educational scholarship

Claire Charles, Rosalyn Black, Amanda Keddie

(2020), pp. 1-12, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The possibilities and problematics of student voice for teacher professional learning: lessons from an evaluation study

Eve Mayes, Rosalyn Black, Rachel Finneran

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

journal article

VicSRC Teach the Teacher Ignite evaluation: Final Report

Eve Mayes, Rosalyn Black, Rachel Finneran

(2020), Melbourne, A6

research report/technical paper
2019

Imagining youth futures: university students in post-truth times

Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh

(2019), Singapore, A1

book

Young people in digital society control shift

Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black

(2019), London, Eng., A1

book

Making the hopeful citizen in precarious times

R Black

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 123-139, Young people and the politics of outrage and hope, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Globalisation, cosmopolitanism and diaspora: what are the implications for understanding citizenship?

Bronwyn Wood, Rosalyn Black

(2019), pp. 78-93, Migration, borders and education : international sociological inquiries, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Harnessing student voice and leadership: a study of one Australian Indigenous leadership program

Lucas Walsh, R Black, David Zyngier, Venesser Fernandes

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 383-401, Pedagogy, culture and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Lone heroes, outsiders, rebels and social ecologies: insights from three case studies of young citizens in action

Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 293-309, Citizenship teaching and learning, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

The challenges of student voice in primary schools: Students 'having a voice' and 'speaking for' others

Eve Mayes, Rachel Finneran, Rosalyn Black

(2019), Vol. 63, pp. 157-172, Australian Journal of Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Off the radar democracy: young people's alternative acts of citizenship in Australia

L Walsh, R Black

(2018), pp. 217-232, Young people re-generating politics in times of crises, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Education for youth civic and political activism in Australia

A Peterson, R Black, L Walsh

(2018), pp. 1-15, Palgrave handbook of citizenship and education, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Young people on asylum seekers: the 'dirty work of boundary making' in the politics of belonging

Christine Halse, R Black, Claire Charles

(2018), pp. 117-139, Interrogating belonging for young people in schools, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Spatial, relational and affective understandings of citizenship and belonging for young people today: towards a new conceptual framework

Bronwyn Wood, R Black

(2018), pp. 165-185, Interrogating belonging for young people in schools, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Young people's perceptions of power and influence as a basis for understanding contemporary citizenship

L Walsh, R Black, H Prosser

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 218-234, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Reflections on youth citizenship after the age of entitlement: problems and possibilities

L Walsh, R Black

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 4-14, Social educator, West Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) primary school engagement (PSE) evaluation: final report

E Mayes, Rachel Finneran, Rosalyn Black

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2017

Rethinking youth citizenship after the age of entitlement

L Walsh, R Black

(2017), London, Eng., A1

book

Between policy and a hard pedagogical place: the emotional geographies of teaching for citizenship in low socio-economic schools

R Black

(2017), Vol. Volume 4: policy and practices, pp. 192-212, Education policy: major themes in education, [Abingdon, Eng.], B1

book chapter

Active citizenship and the 'making' of active citizens in Australian schools

R Black

(2017), pp. 16-24, Social educator, West Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2016

Zombies, monsters and education: the creation of the young citizen

R Black, E Gray, D Leahy

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 159-172, Generation Z : zombies, popular culture and educating youth, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Active citizenship and the 'making' of active citizens in Australian schools

R Black

(2016), pp. 119-132, Civics and citizenship education in Australia: challenges, practices and international perspectives, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Stickability, transformability and transmittability: alternative, pull-out programs within schools - what the literature says about effective practice and provision for disenfranchised young people

D Zyngier, R Black, N Brubaker, M Pruyn

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 178-197, International journal of child, youth and family studies, Victoria, BC Canada, C1

journal article
2015

Educating the risky citizen: young people, vulnerability and schooling

R Black, L Walsh

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 181-194, Interrogating conceptions of 'vulnerable youth' in theory, policy and practice, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

book chapter

The ambiguous mobilities of young Australians

L Walsh, R Black

(2015), pp. 70-86, A critical youth studies for the 21st century, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1-1

book chapter

Between policy and a hard pedagogical place: the emotional geographies of teaching for citizenship in low socioeconomic schools

R Black

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 369-388, Pedagogy, culture & society, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Geographical and place dimensions of post-school participation in education and work

S Webb, R Black, R Morton, S Plowright, R Roy

(2015), Adelaide, S.Aust., A6

research report/technical paper

Youth volunteering in Australia: an evidence review

L Walsh, R Black

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2014

Performing citizenship down under: educating the activist citizen

B Wood, R Black

(2014), Vol. 13, pp. 56-65, Journal of social science education, Koln, Germany, C1-1

journal article

The contribution that alternate, pull-out and externally provided programs within schools make towards student learning, wellbeing and pathways

D Zyngier, R Black, N Brubaker, M Pruyn

(2014), Clayton, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Student leadership : a review of effective practice

R Black, L Walsh, J Magee, Hutchins L, N Berman, S Groundwater-Smith

(2014), Canberra, A.C.T., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Geographical dimensions of imagined futures: post school participation in education and work in peri-urban and regional Australia

S Webb, R Black, S Plowright, R Morton, R Roy

(2014), pp. 1-20, Refereed proceedings, annual meeting of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Cairns, E1-1

conference

Not done and dusted: agency and structure in youth participation

R Black

(2014), pp. 1-12, TASA 2013 : Proceedings of the Conference on Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations - 50 years of Australian Sociology, Caufield, Victoria, E1-1

conference
2012

Walking the talk: Youth research in hard times

L Walsh, R Black, N Berman

(2012), pp. 43-54, Negotiating Ethical Challanges in Youth Research, B1-1

book chapter
2011

Civic participation for community capacity-building

R Black

(2011), pp. 173-183, Schools, communities and social inclusion, Basingstoke, Eng, B1-1

book chapter

Student participation and disadvantage: limitations in policy and practice

R Black

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 463-474, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Young people on the margins: What works in youth participation

R Black, L Walsh, F Taylor

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 42-48, Youth Studies Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, C1-1

journal article

In their own hands: can young people change Australia?

L Walsh, R Black

(2011), Camberwell, Vic., A7-1

edited book
2010

Promise or practice? Student participation in low-socioeconomic communities

R Black

(2010), Vol. 29, pp. 9-15, Youth studies Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Schools and the city: Engaging middle years students in learning

R Black, H Stokes, M Turnbull

(2010), Vol. 30, pp. 28-36, Curriculum Perspectives, Deakin West, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

Racism in Australian schools

L Walsh, R Black

(2010), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2009

Corporate Australia and schools : forming business class alliances and networks

R Black, L Walsh

(2009), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Students in the lead : increasing participation by young people in a distributed leadership framework

L Walsh, R Black

(2009), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2008

Integrating early childhood and education. A report to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

R Black, E Celata

(2008), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Tackling disadvantage through student-centred learning - exploring 'Worlds of Work' in the Melbourne CBD

H Stokes, M Turnbull, R Black

(2008), pp. 1-14, AARE 2008 : Changing climates : education for sustainable futures. Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Teach the Teacher: Ignite and Primary School Engagement Evaluations 2017-2020

Dr Eve Mayes, Dr Ros Black

  • 2020: $7,966
  • 2019: $7,966
  • 2018: $7,966
  • 2017: $15,932

Supervisions

Executive Supervisor
2019

Md Tariqul Islam

Thesis entitled: Education for Global Citizenship: The lived and imagined mobilities of Bangladeshi higher education students in Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education