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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 the following.

Within Deakin University:

  • Being awarded a Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) Fellowship to lead a new research project, Imagined academic futures: the temporalities of the move to online teaching, with Margaret Bearman and Rola Ajjawi
  • Leading an Australia-New Zealand research project, Critical times: producing the global graduate in a pandemic, with Kerri Garrard, Matthew Krehl Edward Thomas and Margaret Bearman (Deakin University), Bronwyn E. Wood (Victoria University of Wellington), Lucas Walsh (Monash University) and Juliana Ryan (La Trobe University) and in collaboration with Nadia Infantes
  • 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
  • Co-leading REDI's Engagement and Impact committee 

Within the wider scholarly community, nationally and internationally:

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

In 2024, I chair or co-chair these units:

  • EPO701 Primary Humanities
  • 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 and seminar presentations include the following:

Black, R. (2023). ‘Imagined academic futures: critical junctures in the move to online teaching’. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference

Black, R. (2023). ‘Academic voices in critical times: education as resistance for social justice’. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference

Black, R. (2023). ‘Imagined academic futures: connections and complexities in the move to online teaching’. Society for Research in Higher Education Conference

Black, R. (2023). ‘Youth volunteering in Australia: some reflections’. Invited speaker, Australian Sports Commission YOUth In-Focus Seminar

Black, R. & Garrard, K. (2023). 'Education for global citizenship: three metaphors of academic identity'. Melbourne Graduate School of Education workshop: The opportunities and quandaries of youth global citizenship: education, identities and practices

Black, R., Garrard, K. & Thomas, M. (2023). 'Educating for social justice: academic resistance in critical times'. Deakin University School of Education Research Conference

Wood, B.E. & Black, R. (2023). Academic resistance in higher education institutions during times of precarity’. Society for Research in Higher Education Conference (online)

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

Black, R., Wood, B.E. & Walsh, L. (2022). ‘Resisting neoliberalism: teacher education academics navigating the pandemic’. Deakin University School of Education Research Snapshots Seminar

Black, R. & Thomas, M. (2022). ‘Critical Times: Producing the Global Graduate in a Pandemic’. Deakin University Centre for Research for Educational Impact (REDI) seminar

Walsh, L. & Black, R. (2020). ‘Belonging to the Future: Beyond Homo Promptus’. Newcastle Youth Studies Network seminar: Hierarchies of Belonging: Youth and the subjectivity of civic life

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

Professional activities

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

Academic Mentor, Deakin Alliance (Mooroolbark Alliance)

Media appearances

I am approached by the media and other agencies in relation to my expertise. Examples include:

Projects

  • Young people and micro-credentials for sustainable, regenerative and just futures: Developing a business case. With Peter Kelly, Luke Howie, Seth Brown, James Goring & Eve Mayes. Supported by REDI Small Grants Program (2023-2024)
  • Imagined academic futures: the temporalities of the move to online teaching. Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) Fellowship with Margaret Bearman and Rola Ajjawi (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, Margaret Bearman and Juliana Ryan and in collaboration with Nadia Infantes. Supported by REDI Small Grants Program (2020-2023)
  • 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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2024

Learning Sites: Tensions and Productive Possibilities

Lucas Walsh, Ros Black

(2024), pp. 1-11, Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter
2023

Student Voice, Inequalities, and Class

Rachel Finneran, Eve Mayes, Ros Black

(2023), pp. 1-1, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Pride and privilege: the affective dissonance of student voice

R Finneran, E Mayes, R Black

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 1-16, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, C1

journal article

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

L Walsh, R Black

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 1-18, Pedagogy, culture and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Producing the global graduate: academic labour and imagined futures in critical times

Ros Black, Matthew Thomas, Margaret Bearman

(2023), pp. 1-18, Pedagogy Culture and Society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Negotiating senses of belonging and identity across education spaces

C Waite, L Walsh, R Black

(2023), pp. 1-16, The Australian Educational Researcher, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

'We don't value teaching as much as we should': tracing 'teacher' professional identity in critical times

Juliana Ryan, Kerri Garrard, Ros Black

(2023), pp. 1-13, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2022

Preface: Young People and Stories for the Anthropocene

Peter Kelly, Peter Kraftl, Diego Carbajo Padilla, Rosalyn Black, Deborah Macdonald, Meave Noonan, Ana Robiero

(2022), pp. ix-xxviii, Young People and Stories of/for the Anthropocene, Lanham, MD, B1

book chapter

Reacting to Uncertainty, Seeking Hope: The University Student as Homo Promptus

Lucas Walsh, Ros Black

(2022), pp. 97-110, Young People and Stories for the Anthropocene, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

Preface

Peter Kraftl, Peter Kelly, Diego Padilla, Ros Black, Seth Brown, Anoop Nayak

(2022), pp. ix-2, Young People and Thinking Technologies for the Anthropocene, B1

book chapter

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

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

Education for Youth Civic and Political Action in Australia

A Peterson, R Black, L Walsh

(2020), pp. 905-919, The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

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
2012

Walking the Talk: Youth Research in Hard Times

L Walsh, R Black, N Berman

(2012), pp. 43-54, Negotiating Ethical Challenges 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

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