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Dr Rose Butler

STAFF PROFILE

Position

DECRA Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

I am a sociologist and Senior Research Fellow. My research focuses on how young people and families negotiate broad-scale economic and social change within their personal and social relationships, particularly in relation to class, identity, intimacy and emotion.

My doctoral research, based on sustained ethnographic research with children and parents in two school communities, examined the moral and cultural resources on which children draw to make sense of economic insecurity in everyday social life. It spoke to implications of increasing economic inequality for young people’s relationships, and the social labour required by children from diverse class and ethnic backgrounds to belong in contemporary rural Australia.

Building on this work, I’m currently examining young people’s mobilities, relationships and place-making in north-west Victoria as part of an ARC DECRA. This research investigates how young people from diverse ‘local’, migrant and humanitarian refugee backgrounds negotiate difference and belonging in a rapidly transforming rural town.

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Research interests

Youth and childhood; family; inequality; class and intimacy; migration, mobilities and globalisation; schooling and social change; critical rural studies.

Teaching interests

Sociology

Professional activities

Co-convenor: Mobilities, Diversity and Multiculturalism Stream, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

Member: The Australian Sociological Association (Youth; Migration, Ethnicity & Multiculturalism; and Rural Issues Thematic Groups)

Member: Consortium for Youth, Generations & Culture (https://cygc.info/)

Member: American Sociological Association

Projects

Chief Investigator: 'Young People's Rural Multicultures: Strengthening Intercultural Relationships among Australia’s Rural Youth'. Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Australian Research Council, 2019-2021.

Chief Investigator: 'Widening Participation and Outreach for Students from Regional and Remote, Low-SES, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Backgrounds'. The University of Sydney & UNSW, 2017.

Chief Investigator: 'The Ryde and Northern Beaches Projects Evaluation'. Department of Social Services, Mission Australia, The Burdekin Association & UNSW, 2016.

Publications

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2019

'Tutored within an inch of their life': morality and 'old' and 'new' middle class identities in Australian schools

Rose Butler, Ho Christina, Eve Vincent

(2019), pp. 126-140, Journal Of Ethnic And Migration Studies, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2018

Class, culture and belonging in rural childhoods

R Butler

(2018), Singapore, A1

book
2017

Asian migration and education cultures in the Anglo-sphere

M Watkins, C Ho, R Butler

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 2283-2299, Journal of ethnic and migration studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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'Tutored within an inch of their life': morality and 'old' and 'new' middle class identities in Australian schools

R Butler, C Ho, E Vincent

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 2408-2422, Journal of ethnic and migration studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Young people's education biographies: family relationships, social capital and belonging

R Butler, K Muir

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 316-331, Journal of Youth Studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Children making sense of economic insecurity: facework, fairness and belonging

R Butler

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 94-109, Journal of Sociology, London, Eng., C1

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'They try to avoid.' How do parents' feelings about ethnicised and classed differences shape gentrifying school communities?

E Vincent, R Butler, C Ho

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 29-36, Emotion, space and society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

Local kids, 'refugees' and publics of privilege: Children's mediated and intercultural lives in a regional Australian city

Rose Butler

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 339-354, Journal of intercultural studies, London, Eng., C1

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Indigenous small businesses in the Australian Indigenous economy

J Collins, M Morrison, B Krivokapic-Skoko, R Butler, P Basu

(2016), pp. 265-274, Engaging indigenous economy : debating diverse approaches, Canberra, A. C. T., B1

chapter
2015

Schools, 'ferals', stigma and boundary work: parents managing education and uncertainty in regional Australia

R Butler

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 340-355, Ethnography and education, London, Eng., C1-1

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Everyday and cosmo-multiculturalisms: doing diversity in gentrifying school communities

C Ho, E Vincent, R Butler

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 658-675, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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2013

Images of the child and environmental risk: Australian news photography of children and natural disasters, 2010-2011

Rose Butler

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 148-160, Visual studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Strengthening Intercultural Relationships among Australia's Rural Youth

Dr Rose Butler

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2020: $28,514
  • 2019: $145,388

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report