Dr Remy Low

PhD (Sydney) MEd MEc(SocSc)(Hons) BEc(SocSc) DipEd
Scholarly Teaching Fellow
First Year Experience and Social Inclusion Academic Coordinator

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516241

Website Academia.edu Profile

Biographical details

Remy is a Scholarly Teaching Fellow at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. Prior to this, he 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 interactions between economic, cultural, and educational policies in the debate 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 cultural, racial, religious, gender, and socioeconomic differences.

In his teaching and research, Remy draws on cultural theory and historical inquiry to examine contemporary educational policies and practices, with a particular focus on issues of identity and difference.

Research interests

  • Identity and Difference in Education (inc. culture, race, religion, gender, class)
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Public and Cultural Pedagogies

Teaching and supervision

EDUF1018 - Education, Teachers and Teaching

EDUF2007 - Social Perspectives on Education

EDUF3030 - Australian Schooling Systems

Associations

Australian Association for Research in Education

Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society

Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Society for Existential Analysis

Awards and honours

  • Honorary Fellow (2012-2015) 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.
  • Continuum Prize (2012) for best postgraduate presentation at the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference, University of Sydney.
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2010-2013)

In the media

"What does race mean to you?". Interview with Irene Yang, Big Q Films, 12 July 2015. https://bigqfilms.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/what-does-race-mean-to-remy-low/

"Teen pathways crack as funding goes." Interview with Jade Wittmann, St Marys-Mt Druitt Star, 13 May 2014. http://www.stmarysstar.com.au/story/2275882/teen-pathways-crack-as-funds-go/?cs=

"MOOCs give students taste of tertiary." Interview with Tim Dodd, Australian Financial Review, 18 February 2013. http://www.afr.com/news/policy/education/moocs-give-pupils-a-taste-of-university-20130217-ji8or

"Loyola adds university hub to expand students horizons." Interview with Dipan Saha in Parramatta CatholicEducation News, 22 January 2013. http://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/news-details/latest-news-global/loyola-adds-university-hub-to-expand-students-horizons

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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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 & 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 27 Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 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. (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. [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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

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 27 Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 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 & 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

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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