I undertake a cross section of research ranging from citizenship to hope and trust, and political theatre to social movements and environmental studies. While much of this seems disconnected, the ongoing thread that links all my work is ‘social justice’. In these research pages I present a cross section of my research work – most of which is available at open source journals.
Every year, tens of thousands of students sit the Higher School Certificate (HSC) In New South Wales alone (over 77,000 in 2016). I remember doing my HSC and the associated stress that it involved. [...]
One of the areas I have always found fascinating is the concept of resilience - but with a focus on 'cultures of resilience'. That is, why do some communities mobilise and respond to a [...]
My approach to researching citizenship is to look at 'cultures of citizenship': that is, I am interested in the everyday engagement of citizenship processes. As such, I want to understand if people are engaged? [...]
The future of higher education is in question as universities struggle to remain relevant to the present and future needs of society. The context in which learning occurs is rapidly changing and those engaged [...]
This research article focuses on the challenges confronted by contemporary universities when they undertake ‘community engagement’ activities through the lens of an active citizenship workshop we have designed and implemented. Writing with Professor Bob Hodge, [...]
Lecturing about race and racism is one of the most challenging lectures I do. This is because I do not simply talk about these issues in theory, but discuss how they play out in [...]