New borders, visual culture and visibilities of migrant/refugee

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This project will focus on various modes of belonging represented in visual and artistic interventions to express, protest and document the experiences of migrants and refugees. The research aims to extend knowledge of such intersections as migrant/citizen, nation/culture, inside/outside articulated through political and legal techniques. The project will explore such constructions and the everyday life of migrants/refugees through visual and representational modes of documentation and critique. The research impact will be on understandings of border as having multiple meanings and manifestations, in contrast to the unitary, territorial border that so often imposes exclusions on the bodies of migrants and refugees.

The candidate for this project will have excellent demonstrated knowledge of social and political theory, migration and cultural studies and visual studies. The candidate will have skills in managing research projects and some experience with qualitative and mixed methods in the social sciences and humanities as well as demonstrated competencies in high level writing skills and meeting deadlines. Some experience of and familiarity with migrant, refugee and/or arts organisations and networks would be an advantage.

Supervisory team
Claudia
Tazreiter

Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Mary
Zournazi

Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Veronica
Tello

Art & Design
School of Art & Design
c.tazreiter@unsw.edu.au