Three questions drive our work: why are increasing numbers of people attracted to racialised identities as a source of collective meaning? How do they use state power and extra-legal violence to exclude and discriminate against racialised foreigners and minorities? And to what extent are these developments responses to global processes?
Our research will:
The Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) is offering up to five research Fellowships in August 2020 for outstanding international researchers to contribute to the research venture, Resurgent Racism. Each Fellowship supports up to $10,000 in costs for the fellow while at the University of Sydney. The value awarded will depend on the city of origin and length of tenure. The length of the Fellowship is assumed to be at least one month, but will depend on the applicant’s availability and resources.
Expressions of interest close 30 September. Apply now.
Professor Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist who has authored five books on patriotism, multiculturalism and race. He was Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2013 to 2018.
Associate Professor Catriona Elder has a background in history and sociology and has authored two books on race and national identity in Australia. She has substantial experience in PGR and ECR mentorship (including a Vice Chancellor’s Award for PGR Supervision).
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