Dr Phillip Raymond Mar


Professor Paul Tabar Dr Phillip Mar completed a doctorate in social anthropology from University of Sydney in 2002. His doctoral research was on immigration from Kong Kong and the transnational experience of urban spaces. He has lectured in sociology and anthropology at University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Macquarie University.

Dr Phillip Mar has worked as a researcher with the Institute for Culture and Society (formerly the Centre for Cultural Research) at Western Sydney University since 2008.

Dr Mar’s research interests also include migration studies, transnational Chinese communities, urban space, the politics of emotion, and conceptions of control in social theory and theories of knowledge.


Qualifications

  • PhD, 2002, Anthropology, University of Sydney
  • BA (Hons), 1992, Sociology, University of New South Wales

Research Focus

  • social impacts of art and cultural programs
  • collaborative practices in contemporary art
  • cultural policy
  • diversity in the arts: case studies
  • Australian cultural diplomacy and cultural diplomacy in the Indo Pacific
  • museums and urban regeneration
  • gender inclusion in screen industries
  • regionalism in the Asia Pacific
  • young people and refugee settlement
  • Sydney’s Chinatown

Selected Publications

Ang, I, Isar, YR & Mar, P (eds) 2018, Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest?, Routledge, London.

Barns, S & Mar, P 2018, ‘Re-imagining Parramatta: negotiating the arrival of Australia's next great city (opens in a new window) ’, Griffith Review, no.61, Griffith University, Gold Coast.

Barnes, S & Mar, P 2018, ‘Waves of people: exploring the movements and patterns of migration that have shaped Parramatta through time’, City of Parramatta, ISBN: 978-1-876361-04-4.

Ang, I, Isar, YR & Mar, P 2015, ‘Cultural diplomacy: beyond the national interest?’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 365-381.

Ang, I, Tambiah, Y & Mar, P 2015, ‘Smart engagement with Asia’, Report for Securing Australia’s Future, Project 3: Asia Literacy and Beyond, Australian Council of Learned Academies.

Mar, P 2015, ‘Australia’s Approaches to Cultural Diplomacy with/in Asia: an Overview’, Report for Securing Australia’s Future, Project 3: Asia Literacy and Beyond, Australian Council of Learned Academies.

Mar, P& Ang, I 2015, ‘Promoting Diversity of Expression in the Arts in Australia’, Report to Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney.

Mar, P & Anderson, K 2012, ‘Urban curating: the “interspaces” of art collaboration in Western Sydney’, Space and Culture, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 330-343.

Mar, P 2011, ‘The art of engagement in arts policy, in E Lally, I Ang & K Anderson (eds), The Art of Engagement: Culture, Collaboration, Innovation, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, pp. 125-133.

Mar, P & Kelly, M 2011, ‘Engagements between Arts and Commerce’, in E Lally, I Ang & K Anderson (eds), The Art of Engagement: Culture, Collaboration, Innovation, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, pp. 199-209.


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