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Assoc/Prof Farida Fozdar

Associate Professor/Future Fellow
Anthropology and Sociology

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Anthropology and Sociology
The University of Western Australia (M257)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3997
+61 8 6488 1062

Deputy Head of School (Research)
Social Sciences, School of

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School of Social Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M257)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3997
+61 8 6488 1062
BA W.Aust., PhD Well.
Publications (since 2000; prior to 2008 published as Tilbury)

McGavin K and Fozdar, F (eds)(2016) Mixed Race Identities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Routledge Taylor and Francis 246 pages Hardback ISBN: 9781138677708 Abingdon
Rocha, Z and Fozdar, F (Eds) (2017 forthcoming) Mixed Race in Asia Routledge Taylor and Francis
Fozdar F, Wilding R and Hawkins M (2009) Race and Ethnic Relations, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 324 pages.
Colic-Peisker, V and Tilbury, F (eds) (2007) Settling in Australia: The Social Inclusion of Refugees. Centre for Social and Community Research, Murdoch University, Perth, 148 pages.
2004 Wilding, R and Tilbury, F, (eds) A Changing people: diverse contributions to Western Australia, Perth, Office of Multicultural Interests, Dept Premier and Cabinet, 351 pages.

Book Chapters

Fozdar, F. (forthcoming 2017) “It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine”: Considering a postnational world. Marotta, V and Boese, M (eds) ‘Critical Reflections on Migration, 'Race' and Multiculturalism: Australia in a Global Context’'. Routledge.

Fozdar, F (2016) ‘Multiculturalism and Interculturality: Does the Australian experience have anything to offer South Korea?’, Lee, Jung Ok (ed) Beyond Multiculturalism Toward Interculturalism, CMPress, Seoul. P 11-40.

Fozdar, F (2016) ‘The Violence of Exclusion: Australia’s migration zone excision and the state of exception’, Mason, R (ed) Rendering the Unspeakable Past: Legacies of Violence in Modern Australia, Berghahn

Meyer, M and Fozdar, F (2016) ‘A mini United Nations’: being mixed in multicultural Australia, McGavin, K and Fozdar, F (eds)'Mixed Race Identities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands', Routledge Taylor and Francis, Abingdon.

Fozdar, F (2015) ‘Race and Ethnicity’, A Coleman and J Arvanitakis (eds), Sociologic, Oxford University Press.

Fozdar, F & Perkins, M (2014) ‘Antipodean Mixed Race’, R Chiyoko King-O’Riain, S Small, M Mahtani, M Song, and P Spickard (eds) Global Mixed Race. NYU Press, NY (p 119-143).

Fozdar, F.E. (2014) ‘Aussie Cows and Asylum Seekers: Cartooning About Two Key Political Issues’ Renate Brosch and Kylie Crane (eds) Visualising Australia: Images, Icons, Imaginations, WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier , Germany, p 135-149

Fozdar, F.E. (2014) ‘‘They want to turn to their religion. But they should turn to be Australians’: Everyday Discourses About Why Muslims Don't Belong in Australia’, S. Yasmeen & N Markovic-Khaze (eds). Muslim Citizens in the West: Spaces and Agents of Inclusion and Exclusion, Ashgate, UK, p 87-103

Fozdar, F. (2014) ‘Cosmopolitan Engagement in Researching Race Relations in New Zealand’, L. Voloder and L. Kirpichenko (eds) Migration and Mobility from the Inside: Reflections on Insiderness, Ashgate, p 37-52.

Fozdar, F, (2013) ‘Religion and inter-faith relations’, A. Jakubowicz and C. Ho, ‘For those who've come across the seas ...’: Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Sydney, p 225-236.

2012 Fozdar, F ‘Beyond the rhetoric of inclusion’. Anna Hayes and Robert Mason (eds)Seeking Sanctuary: Cultures in Refuge in Modern Australia, Ashgate: Farnham.

2012 Fozdar, F. ‘Christianity in Australian national identity construction: some recent trends in the politics of exclusion’. Dan Soen (ed) Minority Groups: Coercion, discrimination, exclusion, deviance and the question of equality. NovaScience Publishers.

2012 Pedersen, A., Fozdar, F., & Kenny, M.A. ’Battling boatloads of prejudice: An interdisciplinary approach to activism with asylum seekers and refugees in Australia’. N.Balvin and D.Bretherton (eds), Peace Psychology in Australia (Chapter 8, p 121-137. New York: Springer Science and Business Media.

2011 Fozdar, F. ‘Constructing Australian citizenship as Christian; or how to exclude Muslims from the national imagining’, Lobo, M & Mansouri, F (eds).Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations, Ashgate.

2007 Tilbury, F. ‘Hyphenated realities: growing up an Indian-American-Bruneian Baha’i in ‘multicultural’ Australia’, M Perkins (ed) Visibly Different: Face, Place and Race in Australia. Peter Lang, Bern, pp 145-162.

2007 Tilbury, F and Colic-Peisker, V. ‘Skilled refugees, employment and social inclusion: a Perth case study of three communities’, Colic-Peisker, V and Tilbury, F (eds) Social Inclusion of Refugees, Centre for Social and Community Research, Murdoch University, Perth, pp 108-128

2004 Asekeh, G and Tilbury, F. ‘A Different Life: African migrants in Western Australia’ in R. Wilding and F. Tilbury (eds) A Changing people: diverse contributions to Western Australia, Perth, Office of Multicultural Interests, Dept Premier and Cabinet, pp134-149.

2001 Tilbury, F.‘Haunting Traces of Differánce: Applications of Derrida to Kiwi identities’, in L. Simmons and H. Worth, (eds), Derrida Downunder, Dunmore, Palmerston North, pp198-215

2000 Tilbury, F and Lloyd M.‘Connecting and Transforming: Friendship and relationships in everyday life’ in C. Bell, (Ed) Sociology of Everyday Life in New Zealand, Dunmore, Palmerston North, pp 70-88.

Journal Articles
Fozdar, F (2017, forthcoming). ‘No Borders: Australians talking beyond the nation’. Journal of Language and Politics, 16(4).

Austin C and Fozdar F, (forthcoming 2017) “Team Australia”: Cartoonists Challenging Exclusionary Nationalist Discourse, Journal of Australian Studies.

Austin C and Fozdar F, (forthcoming 2017) "Framing asylum seekers: the uses of national and cosmopolitan identity frames in arguments about asylum seekers." Identities.

Fozdar, F and Banki S (2017)Settling refugees in Australia: achievements and challenges. International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, 3(1), 43-66.

Austin C and Fozdar F, (2016) Australian national identity: empirical research since 1998, National identities. DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1244520

F Fozdar (2016) The Baha'i Faith: A Case Study in Globalization, Mobility and the Routinization of Charisma. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion 28 (3):274-292

Fozdar, F and Volet, S (2016) ‘Cultural self-identification and orientations to cross-cultural mixing on an Australian university campus.’ Journal of Intercultural Studies. 37 (1):51-68.

Aldridge, J. M., Fraser, B. J., Fozdar, F., Ala’i, K., Earnest, J., & Afari, E. (2016). Students’ perceptions of school climate as determinants of wellbeing, resilience and identity. Improving Schools, 19(1), 5-26.

Austin, C and Fozdar, F (2015) ‘Migrant responses to popular uses of the Australian flag’. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 15 (2):315-333

Fozdar, F (2015) ‘Asian Invisibility/Asian Threat: Australians talking about Asia’ Journal of Sociology, Online first

Fozdar, F and Low, M (2015) ‘‘They have to abide by our laws...and stuff’: ethno nationalism masquerading as civic nationalism’, Nations and Nationalism 21 (3), 524–543. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12128

Read, K., Aldridge, J., Ala'i, K., Fraser, B., & Fozdar, F. (2015). Creating a Climate in Which Students Can Flourish: A Whole School Intercultural Approach. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 11(2), 29-44.

Fozdar, F and Hartley, L (2014) ‘Civic and ethno belonging among recent refugees to Australia’, Journal of Refugee Studies doi: 10.1093/jrs/fet018

Fozdar, F and Hartley L (2014) ‘Housing security for refugees in Western Australia’. Housing Theory and Society. DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2013.830985

Fozdar, F.E. and Spittles, B. (2014) ‘Of cows and men: Nationalism and Australian cow making’, Australian Journal of Anthropology (The), 25, 1, pp. 73-90.

Fozdar, F., Spittles, B., & Hartley, L.K. (2014). ‘Australia Day, flags on cars and Australian nationalism’, Journal of Sociology DOI: 1440783314524846

Colvin, C., Volet S, & Fozdar, F. (2014) ‘Local university students and intercultural interactions: conceptualising culture, seeing diversity and experiencing interactions’. Higher Education Research and Development.P. 1-16, DOI:10.1080/07294360.2013.841642

Colvin, C., Fozdar, F & Volet S (2014) ‘Intercultural interactions of mono-cultural, mono-lingual local students in small group learning activities: a Bourdieusian analysis’ British Journal of Sociology of Education, p 1-20, DOI:10.1080/01425692.2013.823834

Fozdar, F.& Pedersen, A. (2013) ‘Diablogging about asylum seekers: building a counter-hegemonic discourse’. Discourse &Communication, 7 (4). pp. 1-18 doi: 1750481313494497

Bennett, R. Volet, S.E. & Fozdar, F. (2013). ‘“I’d say it's kind of unique in a way": the development of an intercultural student relationship',Journal of Studies in International Education.DOI: 10.1177/1028315312474937

Fozdar, F. and L. Hartley (2013) "Refugee Resettlement in Australia: What We Know and Need to Know." Refugee Survey Quarterly.32: 23-51 doi: 10.1093/rsq/hdt009

Fozdar, F (2012) “Social cohesion and skilled Muslim refugees in Australia: employment, social capital, and discrimination”. Journal of Sociology. P1-20, Volume 48 Issue 2 pp. 167 - 186

2011 Fozdar, F. & Volet, S. ‘Intercultural learning among Community Development students: Positive attitudes, ambivalent experiences’. Community Development. Vol 43:3:361-378.

2012 Fozdar, F. “Social cohesion and skilled Muslim refugees in Australia: employment, social capital, and discrimination”. Journal of Sociology. Volume 48 Issue 2 June 2012 pp. 167 - 186.

2011 Fozdar, F. ‘The Choir Boy and the Mad Monk: Christianity, Islam, Australia’s political landscape and prospects for multiculturalism.’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 32:6:621-636.

2011 Fozdar, F ‘‘I’ve never looked at someone and thought what colour are they’: Contact theory and interracial friendship in New Zealand’. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 32.4:383-405.

2011 Jennifer N Mills, Simone Volet, Farida Fozdar ‘Intercultural Confidence in Veterinary Consultations: an exploration of learning issues’, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 38(3),288-297.

Gallegos, D, Dziurawiec, S, Fozdar, F and L Abernethie (2011) “Adolescent Experiences of ‘the Family Meal’”, Journal of Sociology, 47(3): 243–260

2010 Fozdar, F and Spittles, B ‘Patriotic vs proceduralist citizenship: Australian representations’. Nations and Nationalism. 16 (1):127-147.

2010 Turner, M and Fozdar, F ‘Negotiating ‘Community’ in Educational Settings: Adult South Sudanese Students in Australia’, Journal of Intercultural Studies 31 (4): 363-382.

2010 Turner, M and Fozdar, F ‘Dependency, partiality and the generation of research questions in research into refugee education’, Issues in Educational Research. 20(2): 183-197

2010 Pedersen, A and Fozdar, F ‘Refugee without Refuge: Wasim, Phillip Adams, and a nation divided’, Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 4(1): 7- 24.

2009 Roberts, K and Fozdar, F ‘Islam for fire fighters – An education program for emergency services’, Aust J of Emergency Management. 52 (1): 47-53

2009 Fozdar, F and Spittles, B ‘The Australian Citizenship Test: process and rhetoric’, The Australian Journal of Politics and History, 55 (4): 496-512.

2009 Palmer, S, Fozdar, F, Sully, M ‘The effect of trust on West Australian farmers’ responses to infectious livestock diseases’, Sociologia Ruralis, 49 (4): 360-374

2009 Palmer, S, Fozdar, F, Sully, M ‘Farmers, animal disease reporting and the effect of trust: A study of West Australian sheep and cattle farmers’, Rural Society: the journal of rural social research. 19 (1): 32-48

2009 Fozdar, F ‘‘The golden country’: Ex-Yugoslav and East African refugee experiences of settlement and ‘depression’’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35 (8):1335-1352.

2009 Fozdar, F and Gallegos, D ‘Brain Surgeons and Soccer Players: providing career guidance to refugee and migrant youth’. Australian Career Practitioner. 20 (2):13-15

2008 Colic-Peisker, V and Tilbury, F ‘Being black in Australia: a case study of intergroup relations’, Race and Class, 49 (4): 38-56.

2008 Fozdar, F and Torezani, S ‘Discrimination and well-being: perceptions of refugees in Western Australia’, International Migration Review, 42(1): 30-63.

2008 Fozdar, F ‘Duelling discourses, shared weapons: Rhetorical techniques used to challenge racist arguments’, Discourse and Society 19(4): 529-547.

2008 Torezani, S, Fozdar, F and Colic-Peisker, V ‘Looking for a ‘missing link’: formal employment services and social networks in refugees’ job search’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 29(2): 135-152.

2008 Tilbury, F, Gallegos, D, Abernethie, L and Dziurawiec, S ‘‘Sperm milkshakes with poo sprinkles’: the challenges of identifying family meals practices through an on-line survey with adolescents’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 11 (5):469-481.

2008 Tilbury, F ‘‘Piggy in the middle’: the liminality of the contract researcher in funded ‘collaborative’ research’, Sociological Research Online, 12 (6).

2007 Tilbury, F ‘‘I feel I am a bird without wings’: discourses of sadness and loss among east Africans in Western Australia’, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 14 (4): 433 – 458

2007 Tilbury, F ‘We are family’: the use of family tropes in refugee/advocate talk’, Social Identities, 13 (5): 627-649

2007 Colic-Peisker, V and Tilbury, F ‘Integration into the Australian labour market: the experience of three ‘visibly different’ groups of recently arrived refugees’, International Migration, 45 (1):59-85.

2006 Colic-Peisker, V and Tilbury, F ‘Employment niches for recent refugees: segmented labour market of the 21st century Australia’, Journal of Refugee Studies, 19 (2):203-229.

2006 Tilbury, F and Colic-Peisker, V ‘Deflecting responsibility in employer talk about race discrimination’, Discourse and Society, 17 (5):651-676.

2006 Tilbury, F ‘Ethical dilemmas: Principles and Practice in research with African refugees – a response to Bailes et al’, Monash Bioethics Review, 23 (4) 75-84.

2006 Tilbury, F, ‘Filth, incontinence/ts and border protection’, Media-Culture Journal 'Filth' issue, 9 (5). Available at

2005 Tilbury, F, Toussaint, Y and Davis, A ‘Drawing on Turner: Liminal engagements between artists, activists and refugees in regional Western Australia’, Transformations: online journal of region, culture and society, 11. Available at

2004 Tilbury, F, Slee, R, Clark, S, O’Ferrall, I, Rapley, M, and Kokanovic, R ‘Listening to Diverse Voices’: understandings and experiences of, and interventions for, depression among East African migrants, Synergy, 2 (5-6): 24-25.

2004 Tilbury, F, and Rapley, M ‘’There are orphans in Africa still looking for my hands’: African women refugees and the sources of emotional distress’, Health Sociology Review,13 (1):54-64.

2004 Colic-Peisker, V, and Tilbury, F ‘‘Active’ and ‘Passive’ Resettlement: The Influence of Support Services and Refugees' own Resources on Resettlement Style’. International Migration, 41 (5):61-91.

2003 Rowe, R, Tilbury, F, Rapley, M, and O’Ferrall, I ‘About a year before the breakdown I was having symptoms’: Sadness, pathology and the Australian newspaper media’ in C. Seale (Ed) Health and the Media, monograph of the Sociology of Health and Illness.
Also published in Sociology of Health and Illness, 25 (6): 680-696.

2002 Cichocki, A and Tilbury, F ‘Cultural differences in continence care – a Polish case study’, The Australian Continence Journal, 8 (3):51-57.

2001 Tilbury, F.E., Kokanovic, R., Rapley, M., and O’Ferrall I ‘Listening to diverse voices: Studying depression among refugees’, Synergy, Spring/Summer:15-18.

2001 Tilbury, F ‘Interracial friendship and attitude change: the value of shared linguistic tools’, Interpretations, English Teacher’s Association, Nov:23-30.

2000 Tilbury, F ‘‘What’s in a Name?’: Wadjula self-labelling and the process of reconciliation’, Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism, 1 (2):73-88.

Other publications (Peer reviewed)
2006 Val Colic-Peisker and Farida Tilbury (2006) Refugees and Employment: Investigating the Effect of Visible difference on Discrimination Research Project Final Report,

2005 Walker, I, Tilbury, F, Volet, S, Tungaraza, C, Hastie, B (2005) Pathways to Apprenticeships and Traineeships for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, Western Australian Department of Education and Training, Perth.

2005 Colic-Peisker, V and Tilbury, F (2005) Refugees and Employment: Investigating the Effect of Visible difference on Discrimination Research Project Interim Report, (also submitted for the Parliamentary inquiry into qualification recognition, upgrading and licensing 2005)

2005 Tilbury, F, Clark, S, Slee, R, and O’Ferrall, I Listening to Diverse Voices Multicultural Mental Health Promotion Research Project – Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and Sudanese communities in Western Australia, East Metropolitan Population Health Unit and Murdoch University, Perth, available at and

2005 Simmons, M and Tilbury, F Experiences of ADHD among high school students: a preliminary report, Centre for Social and Community Research, Murdoch University.

2001 Seah, E, Tilbury, F, Jayasuriya, P, Rooney, R and Wright, B ‘The Cultural Awareness Tool: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Mental Health’, Transcultural Mental Health Network, Perth. Available at
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