Associate Professor Karen Soldatic


Profile photo of Dr Karen SoldaticKaren Soldatic is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2016-2019) who prior to joining the Institute, worked at UNSW. Karen's DECRA, entitled 'Disability Income Reform and Regional Australia: The Indigenous Experience', draws upon two previous fellowships: British Academy International Visiting Fellowship (2012) and The Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University (2011-2012) where she remains an Adjunct Fellow.

Karen's research on global welfare regimes builds upon her 20 years' experience as an international, national and state based senior policy analyst and practitioner.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Distinction), 2010, University of Western Australia
  • Master of Education (Special Education), 2001, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training, 2000, Charles Sturt University

Awards and Recognition

  • 2012: British Academic International Visiting Fellowship
  • 2006-9: Fogarty Foundation Excellence in Education Fellowship

Selected Publications

Soldatic, K 2019, Disability and neoliberal state formations , Routledge, London.

Soldatic, K & Fitts, M 2018, ‘At what cost?' Indigenous Australians’ experiences of applying for disability income support (Disability Support Pension), Western Sydney University, Penrith, New South Wales.

Samararatne, D, Soldatic, K & Perera, B 2018, ‘Out of the shadows’: war-affected women with disabilities in Sri Lanka: Final Report'Opens in a new window (PDF,497KB), Western Sydney University, Penrith, New South Wales.

Soldatic, K 2018, 'Policy mobilities of exclusion: implications of Australian disability pension retraction for Indigenous Australians'Social Policy and Society, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 151-167.

Soldatic, K 2018, 'Neoliberalising disability income reform: what does this mean for Indigenous Australians living in regional areas?',  in D Howard-Wagner, M Bargh & I Altamirano-JimĂ©nez (eds), The neoliberal state, recognition and Indigenous rights, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 131-146.

Soldatic, K & Grech, S (eds) 2016, Disability and colonialism: (dis)encounters and anxious intersectionalities , Routledge, London.

Kandasamy, N, Soldatic, K & Samararatne, D 2016, 'Peace, justice and disabled women's advocacy: Tamil women with disabilities in rural post-conflict Sri Lanka'Medicine, Conflict and Survival, pp. 1-19, DOI: 10.1080/13623699.2016.1237101.

Soldatic, K 2016, 'Postcolonial reproductions: disability, indigeneity and the formation of the white masculine settler state of Australia'Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 53-68.

Soldatic, KM & Grech, S 2014, 'Transnationalising disability studies: rights, justice and impairment'Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 2.

Grover, C & Soldatic, K 2013, 'Neoliberal restructuring, disabled people and social (in)security in Australia and Britain', Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 216-232.

Soldatic, K & Pini, B 2012, 'Continuity or change? Disability policy and the Rudd government'Social Policy and Society, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 183-196.


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