Department of Sociology
Associate Professor Amanda Wise
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.
- Inhabiting Multiculturalism. Manuscript in progress.
- 2009. (eds.) with Selvaraj Velayutham. Everyday Multiculturalism. Houndsmills, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
- 2006. Exile & Return Among the East Timorese. University of Pennsylvania Press.
- In preparation 'The Moral Economies of Pyramid Subcontracting: Down-Sourcing Risk among Transnational Labourers in Asia', for The Economic and Labour Relations Review
- (Forthcoming) 'Convivialities in Everyday Multiculturalism: Australia and Singapore Compared'. In European Journal of Cultural Studies
- (Forthcoming) 2012. 'Hope in a Land of Strangers: A response to Ash Amin', in Identities
- 2011. 'Foreign' Signs & Multicultural Belongings on a Diverse Shopping Street', in Journal of Built Environment, 37 (2), 139-154
- 2011. 'Moving Food: Gustatory Commensality And Disjuncture In Everyday Multiculturalism', in New Formations: journal of culture/theory/politics, 74 (1), 82-107
- 2010. 'Sensuous Multiculturalism: Emotional Landscapes of Interethnic Living in Australian Suburbia', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
- 2008. with Selvaraj Velayutham. 'Second Generation Tamils & a Cross Cultural Marriage: Managing the Translocal Village in a Moment of Cultural Rupture', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 34(1) 113-131
- 2005. 'Hope and Belonging in a Multicultural Suburb', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 26(1/2): 171-186.
- 2005. with Selvaraj Velayutham. 'Moral Economies of a Translocal Village: Obligations and Shame Among South Indian Transnational Migrants'. Global Networks 5(1): 27-47.
- 2004. 'Nation, Transnation, Diaspora: The Transnational Dimensions to East Timorese Political & National Identities', Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 19(3).
- 2004. 'Embodying Exile: Protest, Performance, Trauma and Affect in the Formation of East Timorese Refugee Identities', Social Analysis: The International Journal of Cultural & Social Practice, 48(3).
- 2011 '"You wouldn't know what's in there would you?": Homeliness & 'Foreign' signs in a translocal suburb', in Brickell, Katherine and Datta, Ayona, eds. (2011) Translocal geographies: spaces, places, connections. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK.
- 2010 "Everyday Multiculturalism : Transversal Crossings and Working Class Cosmopolitans", in Wise, A & Velayutham S (eds). Everyday Multiculturalism. Houndsmills, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
- 2009. '"It's Just an Attitude That You Feel": Inter-ethnic habitus before the Cronulla riots', in G. Noble (ed.) Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots and the Limits of Australian Multiculturalism. Institute of Criminology Press.
- 2010 (with Maddox et al), 'Political Participation of Muslims in Australia'. Canberra: Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
- 2010. A Wise, S Velayutham, G Vogl. 'Everyday multiculturalism in the workplace: negotiating difference in a metropolitan university', Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference.
- 2008 (with Kylie Sait) Getting to Know the Locals: Researching the Impact of the Mentor Program for Tibetan Refugees.
- 2008 StepOne: Community Cohesion & Anti-Racism Toolkit.
- 2008 MUSLIM-AUSTRALIANS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Grassroots strategies to improve relations between Muslim and non-Muslim-Australians. (300 pages) Report to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University.
- 2006. 'Building Neighbourhood Harmony: Strategies for Local Government'. Report prepared for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.