Department of Sociology

Associate Professor Amanda Wise

Amanda WiseAssociate Professor 
Office: W6A/833 
Phone: (02) 9850 8835

Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the ANU, Amanda Wise came to Macquarie in 2004, and was appointed Senior Research Fellow under the Concentrations of Research Excellence (Social Inclusion CORE) scheme in 2007. She joined the department of Sociology in 2012.

Amanda's research interests include materialities, civilities, and 'sensibilities' of urban life; global cities and diversity; multiculturalism (especially 'everyday multiculturalism') in Australia and Singapore; racism and interethnic relations; national and cultural identities; cultural attachments to and formations of place, especially in relation to multicultural cities; diasporic, transnational and migrant communities; theorisations of 'work' and transnational labour; and experiences of low wage migrant labourers in Australia and Asia. 

She has held a number of large Australian Research Council Grants and has extensive experience in advising and undertaking commissioned research for government on issues of diversity and strategies to tackle racism. Amanda has supervised numerous PhD projects on topics surrounding everyday multiculturalism, transnational and diasporic communities, global cities, and migrant settlement.