Dr Fiona Allon

Senior Lecturer
ARC Future Fellow

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6815
Fax +61 2 9351 3918

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Research interests

  • Cultures of 'home' and everyday life
  • Space, place and identity
  • Suburban and urban cultures
  • Popular culture; mobility, travel and the cultural dimensions of globalisation
  • Gender and Labour
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Finance Cultures, Financialisation and Cultural Economy

Teaching and supervision

  • Gender, Communities and Belonging
  • Intimacy, Love and Friendship
  • Consumer Cultures, Environmental Futures

Awards and honours

Selected grants

2014

  • Dr Anja Schwarz - Waste Matters: cultural studies of waste and the city; Allon F; Group of Eight/Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme.

2013

  • Hipster Urbanism: Cities, Restructuring and the "Pop Up: Spatial Fix; Allon F; University of Sydney/Seed Funding, Cities Network.

2012

  • Social Studies of Finance; Allon F, Cooper M, Bryan R, Konings M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.
  • The Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society; McCalman I, Schlosberg D, Bashford A, Probyn E, Allon F, Giles P, Smith V, Marks P, Celermajer D, Mikler J, Chester L, Gurran N, Shrestha K, Lyster R, McManus P, Pritchard W, Neilson J, Byrne M, Wright C, de Berigny Wall C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2011

  • Gender and Modernity Research Group; Morris M, Allon F, Cooper M, Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Jayamanne L, Lusty N, Roberts M, Waldby C; University of Sydney/FARCS Grant.

2010

  • The Wealth Effect: A cultural analysis of prosperity, financialisation and everyday life in contemporary Australia; Allon F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).
  • The Environmental Humanities Group; McCalman I, Bashford A, White S, McCreery C, Gibbs M, Schlosberg D, Celermajer D, Philp J, Robertson S, Fitzmaurice A, Giles P, Marks P, Hardie M, Smith V, Alt C, Race K, Allon F; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Allon, F. (2008). Renovation Nation: Our Obsession with Home. Sydney. Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Book Chapters

  • Allon, F., Koleth, M. (2014). Doing Good: Transforming the Self by Transforming the World. In Garth Lean, Russell Staiff, Emma Waterton (Eds.), Travel and Transformation, (pp. 57-72). Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Allon, F. (2014). The Wealth Affect: Speculation as everyday habitus (forthcoming). In Sabine Donauer et al (Eds.), Emotions and Capitalism. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck.
  • Allon, F. (2012). The Ladies Stand. In K Toffoletti and P Mewett (Eds.), Sport and Its Female Fans, (pp. 28-45). New York, USA: Routledge.
  • Allon, F. (2011). Ethical Consumption Begins at Home: Green Renovations, Eco-Homes and Sustainable Home Improvement. In Tania Lewis and Emily Potter (Eds.), Ethical Consumption: A Critical Introduction, (pp. 202-215). Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Allon, F. (2011). Space, Place and Identity. In B. Cohen (Eds.), Being Cultural, (pp. 381-396). NZ: Pearson New Zealand.
  • Allon, F. (2007). We will decide who comes to this country: Inclusion, Exclusion and the National Imaginary. In SCHWARZ, Anja and Russell WEST-PAVLOV (Eds.), Polyculturalism and Discourse, (pp. 177-202). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Rodopi.
  • Allon, F. (2005). The Tyranny of Proximity: Australia in the era of globalisation. In Russell West-Pavlov (Eds.), Who's Australia? - Whose Australia?: Contemporary Politics, Society and Culture in Australia, (pp. 65-82). Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
  • Allon, F. (2003). An Ontology of Everyday Control: Space, Media Flows and 'Smart' Living in the Absolute Present. In Nick Couldry, Anna McCarthy (Eds.), MediaSpace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age, (pp. 253-274). London and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Allon, F. (2014). At Home in the Suburbs: Domesticity and Nation in Postwar Australia. History Australia, 11(1), 13-36.
  • Allon, F. (2014). The Feminisation of Finance. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79), 12-30. [More Information]
  • Black, P., Allon, F., Driscoll, C., Probyn, E., Race, K., Redden, G. (2013). Editorial Introduction. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(3), 427-431. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2013). Ghosts of the Open City. Space and Culture, 16(3), 288-305. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2013). Litter and Monuments: Rights to the City in Berlin & Sydney. Space and Culture, 16(3), 252-260. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2013). No Escape: Culture and Economics in the Present. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 10(2-3), 216-221. [More Information]
  • Allon, F., Redden, G. (2012). The Global Financial Crisis and the Culture of Continual Growth. Journal of Cultural Economy, 5(4), 375-390.
  • Allon, F. (2012). The labour of leisure: the culture of free time. Annals of Leisure Research, 15(1), 106-107.
  • Allon, F. (2011). 'Home Economics':The Management of the Household as an Enterprise. Journal of Australian Political Economy, (68), 128-148.
  • Allon, F. (2011). The 80s are back. reCollections: A journal of museums and collections, 6(1), 1-4.
  • Allon, F. (2010). Speculating on Everyday Life: The Cultural Economy of the Quotidian. Journal of Communications Inquiry, 34(4), 366-381. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2009). Home Wrecker Renovations. Insight, (1).
  • Allon, F., Anderson, K. (2009). Intimate Encounters: the embodied transnationalism of backpackers and independent travellers. Population, Space and Place, 16(1), 11-22. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2009). Renovation Nation - Redefining Prosperity. The Sydney Papers, 13 May.
  • Allon, F. (2009). The futility of extrapolation: reflections on crisis, continuity and culture in the "Great Recession". Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 9(4), 369-379.
  • Allon, F., Anderson, K., Bushell, R. (2008). Mutant mobilities: Backpacker tourism in 'global' Sydney. Mobilities, 3(1), 73-94.
  • Allon, F. (2006). Between Sydney and Hong Kong: doing cultural research without guarantees. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2), 33-49.
  • Allon, F. (2006). Dams, Plants, Pipes and Flows: From Big Water to Everyday Water. Reconstruction: studies in contemporary culture, 6(3), 1-24.
  • Allon, F., Sofoulis, Z. (2006). Everyday Water: cultures in transition. Australian Geographer, 37(1), 45-55.
  • Allon, F. (2004). Backpacker Heaven: The Consumption and Construction of Tourist Spaces and Landscapes in Sydney. Space and Culture, 7(1), 49-63.
  • Allon, F. (2004). Bali as Icon: Tourism, Death, and the Pleasure Periphery. Humanities Research, 11(1), 24-41.
  • Allon, F. (2004). From visiting cultures to travelling cultures: local communities, backpacker tourism, and the consumption of authenticity in Sydney. Tourism : an international interdisciplinary journal, 52(1), 65-73.
  • Allon, F. (2002). Altitude Anxiety: Acclimatising in Manang, a traveller’s tale. Cultural Studies Review, 8(2), 85-103.
  • Allon, F. (2002). Boundary Anxieties: Between Borders and Belongings. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 1(2).
  • Allon, F. (2002). Translated Spaces/Translated Identities: The Production of Place, Culture and Memory in an Australian Suburb. Journal of Australian Studies, 72, 101-110.

Edited Journals

  • Allon, F. (2013). Open Cities: urban citizenship and the rights to the city in Sydney and Berlin. Space and Culture, 16(3).
  • Frow, J., Schlunke, K., Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Engagements. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).
  • Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Introduction: Cultural Research. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).
  • Watson, I., Nicoll, F., Neilson, B., Allon, F. (2002). Introduction: On What Grounds? Sovereignties, Territorialities and Indigenous Rights. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 1(2).
  • Watson, I., Allon, F., Nicoll, F., Neilson, B. (2002). On What Grounds? Sovereignties, Territorialities and Indigenous Rights. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 1(2).

Conferences

  • Anderson, K., Dobson, R., Allon, F., Neilson, B. (2006). After Sprawl: Post-Suburban Sydney. Post-Suburban Sydney: The City in Transformation Conference, Sydney, Australia: University of Western Sydney.
  • Allon, F. (2006). Suburbs for Sale: Buying and Selling the Great Australian Dream. Post-Suburban Sydney: The City in Transformation Conference, Sydney, Australia: University of Western Sydney.
  • Allon, F., Anderson, K. (2004). Sentient Sydney. The Passionate City Symposium, Melbourne: RMIT, School of Applied Communication.

Textual Creative Works

  • Allon, F. (2004). Sailor Style: from Jack Tar to Sailor Moon. Sailor Style: art, fashion, film, Sydney, Australia: National Maritime Museum.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Allon, F. (2010). The Land of the Big House. Canberra Times.
  • Allon, F. (2008). End of the Dream? The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Allon, F. (2003). National Fabric woven into shirt. Daily Telegraph.
  • Allon, F. (2003). Thong sung true blue. The Sydney Morning Herald.

Report

  • Allon, F., Sofoulis, Z. (2005). Everyday Water: Values, Practices, Interactions.
  • Chalmers, S., Allon, F. (2002). 'We All Come from Somewhere' Cultural Diversity at Sydney Children's Hospital.

Reference Works

  • Allon, F. (2012). Home as Investment. In Susan J. Smith (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Home and Housing. (pp. 404-409). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Allon, F. (2009). Water. In Rob Kitchin, Nigel Thrift (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. (pp. 201-206). United Kingdom: Elsevier.

Research Reports

  • O'Neill, P., Camacho Duarte, O., Casiro, J., Gwyther, G., Phibbs, P., Bryan, R., Rafferty, M., Allon, F. (2010). The Experience of Mortgage Distress In Western Sydney, (pp. 1 - 57). Sydney, Australia: Urban Research Centre.
  • Allon, F., Bushell, R., Anderson, K., Apouchtine, N. (2008). Backpackers in Global Sydney, (pp. I - 122). Sydney, Australia: Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney.

2014

  • Allon, F. (2014). At Home in the Suburbs: Domesticity and Nation in Postwar Australia. History Australia, 11(1), 13-36.
  • Allon, F., Koleth, M. (2014). Doing Good: Transforming the Self by Transforming the World. In Garth Lean, Russell Staiff, Emma Waterton (Eds.), Travel and Transformation, (pp. 57-72). Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Allon, F. (2014). The Feminisation of Finance. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79), 12-30. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2014). The Wealth Affect: Speculation as everyday habitus (forthcoming). In Sabine Donauer et al (Eds.), Emotions and Capitalism. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck.

2013

  • Black, P., Allon, F., Driscoll, C., Probyn, E., Race, K., Redden, G. (2013). Editorial Introduction. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(3), 427-431. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2013). Ghosts of the Open City. Space and Culture, 16(3), 288-305. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2013). Litter and Monuments: Rights to the City in Berlin & Sydney. Space and Culture, 16(3), 252-260. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2013). No Escape: Culture and Economics in the Present. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 10(2-3), 216-221. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2013). Open Cities: urban citizenship and the rights to the city in Sydney and Berlin. Space and Culture, 16(3).

2012

  • Allon, F. (2012). Home as Investment. In Susan J. Smith (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Home and Housing. (pp. 404-409). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Allon, F., Redden, G. (2012). The Global Financial Crisis and the Culture of Continual Growth. Journal of Cultural Economy, 5(4), 375-390.
  • Allon, F. (2012). The labour of leisure: the culture of free time. Annals of Leisure Research, 15(1), 106-107.
  • Allon, F. (2012). The Ladies Stand. In K Toffoletti and P Mewett (Eds.), Sport and Its Female Fans, (pp. 28-45). New York, USA: Routledge.

2011

  • Allon, F. (2011). 'Home Economics':The Management of the Household as an Enterprise. Journal of Australian Political Economy, (68), 128-148.
  • Allon, F. (2011). Ethical Consumption Begins at Home: Green Renovations, Eco-Homes and Sustainable Home Improvement. In Tania Lewis and Emily Potter (Eds.), Ethical Consumption: A Critical Introduction, (pp. 202-215). Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Allon, F. (2011). Space, Place and Identity. In B. Cohen (Eds.), Being Cultural, (pp. 381-396). NZ: Pearson New Zealand.
  • Allon, F. (2011). The 80s are back. reCollections: A journal of museums and collections, 6(1), 1-4.

2010

  • Allon, F. (2010). Speculating on Everyday Life: The Cultural Economy of the Quotidian. Journal of Communications Inquiry, 34(4), 366-381. [More Information]
  • O'Neill, P., Camacho Duarte, O., Casiro, J., Gwyther, G., Phibbs, P., Bryan, R., Rafferty, M., Allon, F. (2010). The Experience of Mortgage Distress In Western Sydney, (pp. 1 - 57). Sydney, Australia: Urban Research Centre.
  • Allon, F. (2010). The Land of the Big House. Canberra Times.

2009

  • Allon, F. (2009). Home Wrecker Renovations. Insight, (1).
  • Allon, F., Anderson, K. (2009). Intimate Encounters: the embodied transnationalism of backpackers and independent travellers. Population, Space and Place, 16(1), 11-22. [More Information]
  • Allon, F. (2009). Renovation Nation - Redefining Prosperity. The Sydney Papers, 13 May.
  • Allon, F. (2009). The futility of extrapolation: reflections on crisis, continuity and culture in the "Great Recession". Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 9(4), 369-379.
  • Allon, F. (2009). Water. In Rob Kitchin, Nigel Thrift (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. (pp. 201-206). United Kingdom: Elsevier.

2008

  • Allon, F., Bushell, R., Anderson, K., Apouchtine, N. (2008). Backpackers in Global Sydney, (pp. I - 122). Sydney, Australia: Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney.
  • Allon, F. (2008). End of the Dream? The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Allon, F., Anderson, K., Bushell, R. (2008). Mutant mobilities: Backpacker tourism in 'global' Sydney. Mobilities, 3(1), 73-94.
  • Allon, F. (2008). Renovation Nation: Our Obsession with Home. Sydney. Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

2007

  • Allon, F. (2007). We will decide who comes to this country: Inclusion, Exclusion and the National Imaginary. In SCHWARZ, Anja and Russell WEST-PAVLOV (Eds.), Polyculturalism and Discourse, (pp. 177-202). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Rodopi.

2006

  • Anderson, K., Dobson, R., Allon, F., Neilson, B. (2006). After Sprawl: Post-Suburban Sydney. Post-Suburban Sydney: The City in Transformation Conference, Sydney, Australia: University of Western Sydney.
  • Allon, F. (2006). Between Sydney and Hong Kong: doing cultural research without guarantees. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2), 33-49.
  • Allon, F. (2006). Dams, Plants, Pipes and Flows: From Big Water to Everyday Water. Reconstruction: studies in contemporary culture, 6(3), 1-24.
  • Frow, J., Schlunke, K., Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Engagements. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).
  • Allon, F., Sofoulis, Z. (2006). Everyday Water: cultures in transition. Australian Geographer, 37(1), 45-55.
  • Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Introduction: Cultural Research. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).
  • Allon, F. (2006). Suburbs for Sale: Buying and Selling the Great Australian Dream. Post-Suburban Sydney: The City in Transformation Conference, Sydney, Australia: University of Western Sydney.

2005

  • Allon, F., Sofoulis, Z. (2005). Everyday Water: Values, Practices, Interactions.
  • Allon, F. (2005). The Tyranny of Proximity: Australia in the era of globalisation. In Russell West-Pavlov (Eds.), Who's Australia? - Whose Australia?: Contemporary Politics, Society and Culture in Australia, (pp. 65-82). Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

2004

  • Allon, F. (2004). Backpacker Heaven: The Consumption and Construction of Tourist Spaces and Landscapes in Sydney. Space and Culture, 7(1), 49-63.
  • Allon, F. (2004). Bali as Icon: Tourism, Death, and the Pleasure Periphery. Humanities Research, 11(1), 24-41.
  • Allon, F. (2004). From visiting cultures to travelling cultures: local communities, backpacker tourism, and the consumption of authenticity in Sydney. Tourism : an international interdisciplinary journal, 52(1), 65-73.
  • Allon, F. (2004). Sailor Style: from Jack Tar to Sailor Moon. Sailor Style: art, fashion, film, Sydney, Australia: National Maritime Museum.
  • Allon, F., Anderson, K. (2004). Sentient Sydney. The Passionate City Symposium, Melbourne: RMIT, School of Applied Communication.

2003

  • Allon, F. (2003). An Ontology of Everyday Control: Space, Media Flows and 'Smart' Living in the Absolute Present. In Nick Couldry, Anna McCarthy (Eds.), MediaSpace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age, (pp. 253-274). London and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Allon, F. (2003). National Fabric woven into shirt. Daily Telegraph.
  • Allon, F. (2003). Thong sung true blue. The Sydney Morning Herald.

2002

  • Chalmers, S., Allon, F. (2002). 'We All Come from Somewhere' Cultural Diversity at Sydney Children's Hospital.
  • Allon, F. (2002). Altitude Anxiety: Acclimatising in Manang, a traveller’s tale. Cultural Studies Review, 8(2), 85-103.
  • Allon, F. (2002). Boundary Anxieties: Between Borders and Belongings. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 1(2).
  • Watson, I., Nicoll, F., Neilson, B., Allon, F. (2002). Introduction: On What Grounds? Sovereignties, Territorialities and Indigenous Rights. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 1(2).
  • Watson, I., Allon, F., Nicoll, F., Neilson, B. (2002). On What Grounds? Sovereignties, Territorialities and Indigenous Rights. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 1(2).
  • Allon, F. (2002). Translated Spaces/Translated Identities: The Production of Place, Culture and Memory in an Australian Suburb. Journal of Australian Studies, 72, 101-110.

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