Research

Research grants

Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. Australian National University.

Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme

The Freilich Project offers up to three grants of $5000 each to emerging scholars as part of its Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme. Applications for the 2022 round are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the results in mid-December 2021. Applications for the 2023 round will open in...

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Visiting Fellowship

Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program As part of 2022 Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program, the Freilich Project is offering a scholar the opportunity to combine research with the work of the Project and the nominated theme of the HRC, which for 2022 is "...

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Our research

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Towards Hetero-optimism

Felicity Joseph, Christina Kenny and Jennifer Hamilton, University of New England This research project is a six-episode podcast series exploring the cultural logic of Asa Seresin’s concept "heteropessimism". We are carefully and critically exploring how to build alternative visions for sexualities...

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Historic photo of Italian migrants standing in line to board the Castel Verde ship to come to Australia

From ‘Dagoes’ to ‘Wogs’: a transnational history of racial slurs

Andonis Piperoglou, Griffith University From ‘Dagoes’ to ‘Wogs’: a transnational history of racial slurs , brings together transnational and historical whiteness studies approaches to assist research into how non-Anglo migrants responded, resisted, and reworked racial slurs in Australia and the...

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Racial discrimination against and by Immobile Temporary Migrants

Yu Tao, University of Western Australia Racial discrimination – actual and perceived – is a profound factor that hampers cross-cultural communications and mutual understanding between new migrants and existing residents in host countries. The racial discrimination targeted at international students...

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Publications

Dirty Dagoes Respond: A Transnational History of a Racial Slur

Redirecting Ethnic Singularity: Italian Americans and Greek Americans in Conversation contributes to U.S. ethnic and immigration studies by bringing into conversation scholars working in the fields of Italian American and Greek American studies in the United States, Europe and Australia. The work...

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First Nations Regional and National Representation: Aligning Local Decision Making in NSW with Closing the Gap and the proposed Indigenous Voice

Recent shifts in national policies have resulted in questions about how established regional forms of representation, such as those involved in NSW’s Local Decision Making initiative, will be aligned with new policy priorities and processes. This paper seeks to clarify the terrain of competing and...

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Migrant Labour and Their “Capitalist Compatriots”: Towards a History of Ethnic Capitalism

The relationship between migration and Australian capitalism has long been a topic of robust scholarly debate in sociology and economics. Researchers in those fields have highlighted how migration has left an indelible imprint on Australian capitalism. By contrast, Australian migration histories...

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