Migration, Social Inclusion and the Multicultural City

Symposium:Migration, Social Inclusion and the Multicultural City

Cities remain at the centre of global migration flows and challenges of diversity – as the principal destination for migrant settlement, as the localised site for national anxieties, as the space where human mobilities, rights and citizenship are facilitated or constrained, and as the everyday mediating ground for both racial and ethnic tensions and cosmopolitan futures.

This symposium invites academics, government and NGOs, community practitioners and industry, to network and come together for collaborative discussion on how we can build more inclusive cities.

Organisers: Dr Kristine Aquino, University of Technology, Sydney and Dr Jennifer Cheng, Western Sydney University

Speakers include:
Professor Kevin Dunn, Western Sydney University
Associate Professor Farida Fozdar, University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Amanda Wise, Macquarie University
Dr Shanthi Robertson, Western Sydney University
Dr Randa Abdel Fattah, Macquarie University
Lisa Button, Centre for Poicy Development and Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative
Tom Nance, Western Sydney Community Forum
Nickie Flambouras, AFL Multicultural Programs
Nirary Dacho, Refugee Talent

Please click here for event flyer, full program and speaker list.

Date and time
Friday, September 14
9.00 am to 4.30 pm

Western Sydney University
Parramatta City Campus
161-169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

2 x $200 postgrad bursaries are available for TASA postgrad and casual/non-waged academics.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limited spaces available.

For general enquiries and bursary applications please contact Jora Broerse.

This event is hosted by the Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association, in conjunction with the Religion & Society Research Cluster and the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University and the School of International Studies, Global Studies Program at the University of Technology Sydney.


Dr Shanthi Robertson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute For Culture And Society. Shanthi was awarded her PhD in International Studies from RMIT University in 2009. She worked as a lecturer in Global Studies and researcher at the Globalism Research Centre at RMIT University until she joined the Institute in 2013. Her research interests...
Randa Abdel-Fattah is an Australian Muslim writer of Palestinian and Egyptian parentage. Randa was born in Australia and her debut novel, Does My Head Look Big in This?, was published in 2005.
Farida Fozdar (aka Tilbury) completed her PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, and began as a lecturer in Sociology and Community Development at Murdoch University in 2003. In 2011 she received an ARC Future Fellowship which she took up at UWA.
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SSW Speakers
Mark Morri
A crime author and journalist
Greg Barton
Shanthi Robertson
Academic: Senior Research Fellow, Institute For Culture And Society
Academic: DECRA Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Writer, Lawyer
Farida Fozdar
Academic: Sociologists - Deputy Head (Research), UWA School of Social Sciences
Deborah Lupton
Academic: Centenary Research Professor, Communication
Anthony Elliott
Academic: Dean of External Engagement
Joel McGregor
Associate Lecturer, PhD Candidate
Ben Lohmeyer
Critical youth sociologist and youth worker
Duncan McNab
Journalist & Author
Xanthé Mallett
Academic: Criminologist and forensic scientist
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