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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

School of Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Biography

My career in education spans almost 40 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

My most recent career highlights include:

  • Being awarded a Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) Fellowship to lead a new research project: Belonging, joy and imagined academic futures in the move to online teaching
  • Winning an Arts and Education Faculty Teaching and Learning Award as part of a team with Dr Lihua Xu, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Dr Matthew Thomas, Dr Shirley Spiteri, Dr Gary Levy, Dr Tao Bak and Library Liaison team members Amy Sellers, Dominique Coorey, Chrissy Freestone and Lisa Grbin
  • Winning the 2021 British Educational Research Journal Editors’ Choice Award for my paper with Eve Mayes: see https://www.bera.ac.uk/news/berj-announces-winners-of-its-2021-editors-choice-award and https://www.deakin.edu.au/redi/our-impact/redi-researchers-win-award-for-best-berj-article
  • Becoming Section Editor with Lucas Walsh of the Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, to be edited by Johanna Wyn, Helen Cahill and Hernán Cuervo and published by Springer
  • Joining the international editorial board for the Journal of Youth Studies
  • Co-leading REDI's Engagement and Impact committee with Amanda Keddie
  • Joining the International Editorial Board of Children and Young People in/and the Anthropocene, a two-volume collection  published by Rowman and Littlefield: Young People and Thinking Technologies for the Anthropocene and Young People and Stories for the Anthropocene
  • Becoming Co-Editor-in-Chief for the relaunched Journal of Applied Youth Studies, an international scholarly journal that attracts and publishes quality submissions in relation to the research, policy, practice and theory of youth studies
  • As part of my editorial role with the Journal of Applied Youth Studies, serving as managing editor for a special issue of the journal: Making Sense of Intersecting Crises: Promises, Challenges & Possibilities of Intersectional Perspectives in Youth Research
  • With Amanda Keddie and Claire Charles, having our paper shortlisted for the Springer/Australian Educational Researcher Award for Best Paper of 2020: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13384-019-00322-6
  • Serving as a Visiting Scholar at the Sorbonne University (France) and Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)

Research interests

My research and supervision interests meet at the intersection of the sociologies of education and youth. They include the production of the global citizen and graduate within schools and universities; and the geographies and temporalities of young people’s present lives and imagined futures in critical and precarious times and places. My research draws on poststructuralist perspectives to critically analyse these issues and to deepen understanding and inform policy and practice within education and other sectors.

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, Imagining Youth Futures: University Students in Post-Truth Times and Young People in Digital Society: Control Shift. 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.

Units taught

I chair and teach EPO701: Primary Humanities (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/unit?unit=EPO701). I also chair or co-chair these units within the School of Education's Research Pathways program:

  • EDX701: Research Design Development and Method
  • EDX703: Research Paper A
  • EDX704: Research Paper B
  • EDX705: Minor Thesis A
  • EDX706: Minor Thesis B.

Conferences

My recent or upcoming conference presentations include the following:

Black, R., Wood, B.E. & Walsh, L. (2022). ‘Resisting neoliberalism: teacher education academics navigating the pandemic’. The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Melbourne

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

Professional activities

Reviewer, Faculty of Arts and Education HEAG (Human Ethics Advisory Group)

Academic Mentor, Deakin Alliance (Mooroolbark Alliance)

Media appearances

I am regularly approached by the media and other agencies in relation to my expertise. I am also regularly invited to contribute to education blogs and industry publications. Recent examples include:

Research groups

I am a member of the Children, Young People and their Communities strand of the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) strategic research centre at Deakin University and the international Young People and the Anthropocene research group: see https://youngpeopleanthropocene.org/.

Projects

  • Belonging, joy and imagined academic futures in the move to online teaching. Supported by a Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) Fellowship (2022-2024)
  • Critical Times: Producing the Global Graduate in a Pandemic. Australia-New Zealand research project with Kerri Garrard, Matthew Krehl Edward Thomas, Bronwyn E. Wood, Lucas Walsh and Margaret Bearman and in collaboration with Juliana Ryan and Nadia Infantes. Supported by REDI Small Grants Program (2020-2022)
  • Teach the Teacher: Ignite and Primary School Engagement Evaluations. Consultancy for VicSRC with Eve Mayes and in collaboration with Rachel Finneran (2017-2020)
  • Citizenship, Hope and the Future of Youth: Young People Navigating a Post-Truth World. Supported by REDI Small Grants Program (2017-2019)
  • Educating   the   Global   Citizen   or   Fostering   Assured Optimism?  Elite  Higher Education Programs in Australia. With Claire Charles and Amanda Keddie. Supported by REDI Small Grants Program (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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2022

Graduate capitals and employability: Insights from an Australian university co-curricular scholarship program

Joanne Gleeson, Ros Black, Amanda Keddie, Claire Charles

(2022), pp. 1-9, Pedagogy Culture and Society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

In their own words: 41 stories of young people's digital citizenship

Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh, Catherine Waite, Philippa Collin, Amanda Third, Sherene Idriss

(2022), pp. 1-13, Learning, Media and Technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Living the dream? University students in mobile times

R Black, L Walsh

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 426-440, Journal of Youth Studies, C1

journal article

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

L Walsh, R Black

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 499-514, Journal of Youth Studies, C1

journal article

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

C Charles, R Black, A Keddie

(2021), Vol. 42, pp. 869-880, Discourse, C1

journal article

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

E Mayes, R Black, R Finneran

(2021), Vol. 51, pp. 195-212, Cambridge Journal of Education, C1

journal article

Pride and privilege: the affective dissonance of student voice

R Finneran, E Mayes, R Black

(2021), pp. 1-16, Pedagogy, culture and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The problem of empowerment: the social ecologies of indigenous youth leadership

L Walsh, R Black

(2021), pp. 1-18, Pedagogy, culture and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Negotiating Vulnerabilities in Space and Time in the Twenty-First Century

Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 329-343, Journal of Applied Youth Studies, C1

journal article

Exploring students' feelings of place

Susan Webb, Elizabeth Knight, Ros Black, Reshmi Roy

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 43-60, Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, Wagga Wagga, N.S.W., C1

journal article
2020

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

A Keddie, R Black, C Charles

(2020), Vol. 47, pp. 95-111, Australian Educational Researcher, 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), Vol. 46, pp. 1064-1080, British educational research journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

VicSRC Teach the Teacher Ignite evaluation: Final Report

Eve Mayes, Rosalyn Black, Rachel Finneran

(2020), Melbourne, Vic., 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

Making the Future: Homo Promptus and the Political

Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 115-133, Imagining youth futures : university students in post-truth times, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Reacting to the Future: The University Student as Homo Promptus

Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 95-113, Imagining youth futures : university students in post-truth times, Singapore, B1

book chapter

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

L Walsh, R Black, D Zyngier, V Fernandes

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 383-401, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 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

E Mayes, R Finneran, R Black

(2019), Vol. 63, pp. 157-172, Australian Journal of Education, 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
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
2013

Walking the talk: youth research in hard times

L Walsh, R Black, N Berman

(2013), pp. 43-54, Negotiating ethical challenges in youth research, Abingdon, Eng., 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

Victorian Student Representative Council

  • 2021: $18,040
  • 2019: $7,966
  • 2018: $7,966
  • 2017: $15,932

Supervisions

Executive Supervisor
2021

Catherine Smith

Thesis entitled: Care practices in different Australian school contexts

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

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

Associate Supervisor
2022

Rachel Finneran

Thesis entitled: Student voice in advantaged communities: feeling ahead of the game

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education