Diversity and Creative Social Change

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Diversity and Creative Social Change Strand resides within the School of Social Sciences.

This strand brings together researchers – academic staff and HDR students – with interests across the fields of diversity and creative change. While cultural diversity is a major characteristic of the Western Sydney Region, and features prominently in our research, we are also concerned with other forms of diversity: gender, race, age, political, economic, religious, ability, and so on. Researchers in the strand also address creative ways to understand and work with diversity: not just conventional research/policy, but also including alternative epistemologies and creative and performative practices.


  • The significance and lived experience of multiple forms of diversity
  • Diverse cultures, ontologies and epistemologies
  • Using creative and performative practice to promote social change