Dr Remy Low

PhD (Sydney)
Lecturer
First Year Experience and Social Inclusion Coordinator

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516241

Website Academia.edu

Biographical details

Remy is a lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. In his teaching and research, Remy explores how cultural identities and differences are produced, resisted and negotiated in educational contexts - both formal (e.g. schools, universities) and informal (e.g.communities, popular culture).

Prior to his current appointment, Remy was a secondary social science teacher, a lecturer and tutor in gender and cultural studies, and the academic advisor for the Mount Druitt University Hub project for widening participation in higher education. Remy completed his PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, where he researched the historical, political and economic dimensions of the debates over religious schooling in Australia. These professional and academic experiences inform his commitment to equip educators with the critical awareness and skills required to work in contexts marked by difference and inequalities.

Research interests

  • Identity and Difference in Education (inc. culture, religion, race, gender, class)
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Contemplative Pedagogy
  • Public Pedagogy

Teaching and supervision

EDUF1018 - Education, Teachers and Teaching

EDUF2007 - Social Perspectives on Education

EDUF3030 - Australian Schooling Systems

Associations

Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society

Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia

Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Awards and honours

  • 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Early Career Teaching
  • 2017 Sydney School of Education and Social Work Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2012-2015 Honorary Fellow of the Australian Catholic University awarded in recognition of contributions to the Mount Druitt University Hub project and contributions to the activities of the Institute for Advancing Community Engagement
  • 2012 Continuum Prize for best postgraduate presentation at the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference, University of Sydney.
  • 2011-2013 Australian Postgraduate Award

In the media

"Radical young thinkers needed to expose ISIS lies." Interview with Widyan Fares, The Point Magazine, May 2017.

"What does race mean to you?". Interview with Irene Yang, Big Q Films, 12 July 2015.

"Teen pathways crack as funding goes." Interview with Jade Wittmann, St Marys-Mt Druitt Star, 13 May 2014.

"MOOCs give students taste of tertiary." Interview with Tim Dodd, Australian Financial Review, 18 February 2013.

"Loyola adds university hub to expand students horizons." Interview with Dipan Saha in Parramatta CatholicEducation News, 22 January 2013.

Selected grants

2012

  • Mount Druitt University Hub project for widening participation; Low R; Australian Government/Smarter Schools National Partnerships.
  • Mount Druitt University Hub project for widening participation; Low R; Australian Government/Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.

2007

  • Action research on effective teacher mentorship models contributing to the development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers; Low R; Australian Government/Quality Teaching Program.

2006

  • Action research on effective teacher mentorship models contributing to the development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers; Low R; Australian Government/Quality Teaching Program.

Selected publications & creative works

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Edited Books

  • Welch, A., Connell, R., Mockler, N., Sriprakash, A., Proctor, H., Hayes, D., Foley, D., Vickers, M., Bagnall, N., Burns, K., Low, R., Groundwater-Smith, S. (2017). Education, Change and Society: Fourth Edition. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Low, R. (2019). MOOCs and widening participation in higher education: From competency to capability in the evaluation of educational technologies. Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience: Adults Understanding Young People. Routledge.

Journals

  • Low, R. (2016). Facing Symbolic Violence: A Cruel Tale of Competitive University Admissions. Critical Education, 7(12), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2016). Making up the Ummah: The rhetoric of ISIS as public pedagogy. The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 38(4), 297-316. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2015). Raised parental expectations towards higher education and the double bind. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(1), 205-218. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). 'Fulfilling their God-given talents': Neo-Calvinist 'parent-controlled' schooling and neo-liberal education policy. Crucible, 6(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). A genealogy of the religious versus secular schooling debate in New South Wales (Part II): populism and patriotism. Journal of Religious Education, 62, 53-64. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). A genealogy of the secular versus religious schooling debate in New South Wales (part I): terror and suspicion. Journal of Religious Education, 62(1), 25-38. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). Between Bethan and me: A dialogue on the uncertain promise of education, precarious employment and what it means to be productive. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 12(2), 112-142.
  • Low, R. (2014). Reassembling visions through visual texts: A case study of higher education through English in a Mount Druitt high school. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 9(1), 23-40. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2013). Can the 'under-represented' student speak? Discerning the subjects amongst the objects of widening participation in higher education. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 8(1), 1-24.
  • Low, R. (2012). From Religion in Politics to the Politics of Religion: Beyond liberal obfuscation. Uniting Church Studies, 18(2), 41-50.
  • Redden, G., Low, R. (2012). My School, Education, and Cultures of Rating and Ranking. The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 34(1-2), 35-48. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Low, R. (2015). Digitised necrophilia: Technology and psychosocial orientations in the age of ISIS and drone warfare. The 27th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2015), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2010). The Inevitability of Religious Politics: Juan Luis Segundo and religion as faith and ideology. Challenging Politics: New Critical Voices Emerging Scholars Conference, Brisbane: University of Queensland, School of Political Science and International Studies.

Textual Creative Works

  • Low, R. (2015). Beyond the phantasm of deprivation: Fragments from a dinner conversation in Mount Druitt. Zadok Perspectives, 128, (pp. 10 - 14). Melbourne, Australia: Zadok Institute for Christianity & Society.

Other

  • Low, R. (2017), Eating settler-colonialism: A meditation (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2016), Drone Seeing: On the banality of petrification (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2015), The Internet of Things: Having, being, or being had? (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014), From Francis Bacon to Francis Bacon: The Slice of Life (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2013), Curing Vision (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2013), Schooling Faith: Religious discourse, neo-liberal hegemony and the neo-Calvinist 'parent-controlled' schooling movement.

Research Reports

  • Low, R. (2014). Experiences of Alienation at University: Some themes amongst Mount Druitt youth, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 4, (pp. 1 - 36). Sydney, Australia: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.
  • Low, R. (2013). MOOCs and widening participation in higher education: Case studies from Mount Druitt, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 2, (pp. 3 - 33). Mount Druitt, Australia: Mount Druitt University Hub.
  • Low, R. (2013). Raised parental expectations: Some possible pitfalls, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 1, (pp. 3 - 29). Mt Druitt, Australia: Mount Druitt University Hub.
  • Low, R. (2013). The Pleasures and Displeasures of Student Life: Experiences of low socioeconomic status youth in higher education, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 3, (pp. 3 - 37). Mount Druitt, Australia: Mount Druitt University Hub.

2019

  • Low, R. (2019). MOOCs and widening participation in higher education: From competency to capability in the evaluation of educational technologies. Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience: Adults Understanding Young People. Routledge.

2017

  • Low, R. (2017), Eating settler-colonialism: A meditation (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Welch, A., Connell, R., Mockler, N., Sriprakash, A., Proctor, H., Hayes, D., Foley, D., Vickers, M., Bagnall, N., Burns, K., Low, R., Groundwater-Smith, S. (2017). Education, Change and Society: Fourth Edition. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

2016

  • Low, R. (2016), Drone Seeing: On the banality of petrification (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2016). Facing Symbolic Violence: A Cruel Tale of Competitive University Admissions. Critical Education, 7(12), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2016). Making up the Ummah: The rhetoric of ISIS as public pedagogy. The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 38(4), 297-316. [More Information]

2015

  • Low, R. (2015). Beyond the phantasm of deprivation: Fragments from a dinner conversation in Mount Druitt. Zadok Perspectives, 128, (pp. 10 - 14). Melbourne, Australia: Zadok Institute for Christianity & Society.
  • Low, R. (2015). Digitised necrophilia: Technology and psychosocial orientations in the age of ISIS and drone warfare. The 27th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2015), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2015). Raised parental expectations towards higher education and the double bind. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(1), 205-218. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2015), The Internet of Things: Having, being, or being had? (In Media Res post). [More Information]

2014

  • Low, R. (2014). 'Fulfilling their God-given talents': Neo-Calvinist 'parent-controlled' schooling and neo-liberal education policy. Crucible, 6(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). A genealogy of the religious versus secular schooling debate in New South Wales (Part II): populism and patriotism. Journal of Religious Education, 62, 53-64. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). A genealogy of the secular versus religious schooling debate in New South Wales (part I): terror and suspicion. Journal of Religious Education, 62(1), 25-38. [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). Between Bethan and me: A dialogue on the uncertain promise of education, precarious employment and what it means to be productive. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 12(2), 112-142.
  • Low, R. (2014). Experiences of Alienation at University: Some themes amongst Mount Druitt youth, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 4, (pp. 1 - 36). Sydney, Australia: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.
  • Low, R. (2014), From Francis Bacon to Francis Bacon: The Slice of Life (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2014). Reassembling visions through visual texts: A case study of higher education through English in a Mount Druitt high school. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 9(1), 23-40. [More Information]

2013

  • Low, R. (2013). Can the 'under-represented' student speak? Discerning the subjects amongst the objects of widening participation in higher education. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 8(1), 1-24.
  • Low, R. (2013), Curing Vision (In Media Res post). [More Information]
  • Low, R. (2013). MOOCs and widening participation in higher education: Case studies from Mount Druitt, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 2, (pp. 3 - 33). Mount Druitt, Australia: Mount Druitt University Hub.
  • Low, R. (2013). Raised parental expectations: Some possible pitfalls, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 1, (pp. 3 - 29). Mt Druitt, Australia: Mount Druitt University Hub.
  • Low, R. (2013), Schooling Faith: Religious discourse, neo-liberal hegemony and the neo-Calvinist 'parent-controlled' schooling movement.
  • Low, R. (2013). The Pleasures and Displeasures of Student Life: Experiences of low socioeconomic status youth in higher education, Mount Druitt University Hub, Report No. 3, (pp. 3 - 37). Mount Druitt, Australia: Mount Druitt University Hub.

2012

  • Low, R. (2012). From Religion in Politics to the Politics of Religion: Beyond liberal obfuscation. Uniting Church Studies, 18(2), 41-50.
  • Redden, G., Low, R. (2012). My School, Education, and Cultures of Rating and Ranking. The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 34(1-2), 35-48. [More Information]

2010

  • Low, R. (2010). The Inevitability of Religious Politics: Juan Luis Segundo and religion as faith and ideology. Challenging Politics: New Critical Voices Emerging Scholars Conference, Brisbane: University of Queensland, School of Political Science and International Studies.

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