Dr Sherene Idriss

Sherene Idriss obtained her PhD from the Institute of Culture and Society, Western Sydney University in 2015. Her thesis, titled 'Everything creative is non-Leb: The creative vocational aspirations of Arab-Australian young Sherene Idrissmen' examined the ways that categories of youth, gender, social class and personal ambition intersect and play out in ethnic-minority communities. She previously holds a BA and Honours in Anthropology from Macquarie University in which she explored community politics and cultural brokerage in Muslim minority groups within Sydney. Her research interests include the youth subcultures; intersections between religion, gender and identity practices.


Idriss, S (forthcoming 2017) Young Migrant Identities: Creative Aspirations and Arab-Australian young men. Routledge: London.

Idriss, S and Morgan G (forthcoming 2016). 'Longue Duree Masculinity: Conserving the Craft Ethic in the New Economy' in Walker, C and Roberts, S eds. Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism. Palgrave: Basingstoke.

Idriss, S. (2016) Racialization in the creative industries and the Arab-Australian multicultural artist. Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol 4:37, pp 406-420.

Idriss, S., 2015. '"What every other Leb wears": Intra-ethnic tensions among Lebanese-Australian youth'. In S. Baker, R. Robards, & B. Buttigeig, eds. Youth Cultures and Subcultures: Australian Perspectives. Ashgate, pp. 115–124.

Morgan, G., & Idriss, S. (2012). Corsages on their parents' jackets: employment and aspiration among Arabic-speaking youth in Western Sydney. Journal of Youth Studies, Vol 15:7, pp 929-943.

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