Associate Professor Karen Soldatic

Associate Professor Karen Soldatic

Associate Professor,
Social Work and Community Welfare (SSAP)

Associate Professor,
Social Work and Community Welfare (SSAP)

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Australia
  • ME SPED (with Merit) University of Sydney
  • B.Voc Edu & Train Charles Sturt University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Social Work and Community Welfare (SSAP)
  • Social Work and Community Welfare (SSAP)

Contact

Email: K.Soldatic@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9325
Mobile:
Location: EJD.G.54
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Soldatic, K. (2019), 'Disability and Neoliberal State Formations', : Routledge 9781472460189.
  • Soldatic, K. and St Guillaume, L. (2019), 'Social Suffering in the Neoliberal Age: Classificatory Logic and Systems of Governance: Book of Abstracts', : Western Sydney University .
  • Soldatic, K. and Johnson, K. (2019), 'Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy: Our Way', : Routledge 9780815376491.
  • Soldatic, K. and Johnson, K. (2017), 'Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging', : Routledge 9781472454843.
  • Soldatic, K. and Grech, S. (2016), 'Disability and Colonialism: (Dis)Encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities', : Routledge 9781138645738.
  • Grech, S. and Soldatic, K. (2016), 'Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook', : Springer 9783319424866.
  • Soldatic, K., Morgan, H. and Roulstone, A. (2014), 'Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion', : Routledge 9780415854801.
  • Soldatic, K. and Meekosha, H. (2014), 'The Global Politics of Impairment and Disability: Processes and Embodiments', : Routledge 9781138776005.

Chapters in Books

  • Soldatic, K. (2019), 'Surplusisity : neoliberalism and disability and precarity', Palgrave Handbook of Disability and Citizenship in the Global South, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319746746.
  • Samararatne, D. and Soldatic, K. (2019), 'Transitioning with disability : justice for women with disabilities in post-war Sri Lanka', Rethinking Transitional Gender Justice: Transformative Approaches in Post-Conflict Settings, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319778891.
  • Kandasamy, N. and Soldatic, K. (2019), 'Kamalawathie : gender, disability and leadership in Sri Lanka', Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy: Our Way, Routledge 9780815376491.
  • Errington, H., Soldatic, K. and Smith, L. (2018), 'Who's disabled, babe? : carving out a good life among the normal and everyday', Disability, Normalcy, and the Everyday, Routledge 9781138214217.
  • Soldatic, K. (2018), 'Indigenous mothering and disabled children in regional Australia : a narrative study', Disability, Gender and Violence Over the Life Course: Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches, Routledge 9781138085190.
  • Soldatic, K. (2018), 'Neoliberalising disability income reform : what does this mean for Indigenous Australians living in regional areas?', The Neoliberal State, Recognition and Indigenous Rights: New Paternalism to New Imaginings, ANU Press 9781760462208.
  • Kandasamy, N., Soldatic, K. and Samararatne, D. (2017), 'Southern gendered disability reflections : the everyday experiences of rural women with disabilitys after the armed conflict in Sri Lanka', Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging, Routledge 9781472454843.
  • Smith, L., Dowse, L., Soldatic, K. and Kent, M. (2017), 'Developing a MOOC : factoring in disability', Massive Open Online Courses and Higher Education: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Where to Next?, Routledge 9781472481986.
  • Soldatic, K. and Johnson, K. (2017), 'Introduction : disability and rurality : identity, gender and belonging', Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging, Routledge 9781472454843.
  • Soldatic, K. and Morgan, H. (2017), '"The way you make me feel" : shame and the neoliberal governance of disability welfare subjectivities in Australia and the UK', Edges of Identity: the Production of Neoliberal Subjectivities, University of Chester Press 9781908258243.
  • Johnson, K. and Soldatic, K. (2017), 'Conclusion [Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging]', Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging, Routledge 9781472454843.
  • Soldatic, K. and Sykes, D. (2017), 'Poverty and people with a disability', Thinking About Poverty, Federation Press 9781760021450.
  • Biyanwila, J. and Soldatic, K. (2016), 'Global financialisation and disability : can disability budgeting be an effective response in the South?', Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook, Springer 9783319424866.
  • Grech, S. and Soldatic, K. (2016), 'Introduction : Disability in the Global South', Disability in the Global South: the Critical Handbook, Springer 9783319424866.
  • Morris, A., Wilson, S. and Soldatic, K. (2015), 'Doing the 'hard yakka' : implications of Australia's workfare policies for disabled people', Disabled People, Work and Welfare: Is Employment Really the Answer?, Policy Press 9781447318323.
  • Roulstone, A., Soldatic, K. and Morgan, H. (2014), 'Introduction : disability, space, place and policy : new concepts, new ideas, new realities', Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion, Routledge 9780415854801.
  • Meekosha, H. and Soldatic, K. (2014), 'Disability-inclusive social work practice', Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing: Critical Issues, Routledge 9780415535205.
  • Frohmader, C., Meekosha, H. and Soldatic, K. (2014), 'Unruly mothers or unruly practices? : disabled mothers surviving oppressive state practices in Australia', Disabled Mothers: Stories and Scholarship by and about Mothers with Disabilities, Demeter Press 9781927335291.
  • Meekosha, H. and Soldatic, K. (2014), 'Human rights and the global South : the case of disability', Global Politics of Impairment and Disability: Processes and Embodiments, Routledge 9781138776005.
  • Grover, C. and Soldatic, K. (2014), 'Temporalities and spaces of disability social (in)security : Australia and the UK compared', Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion, Routledge 9780415854801.
  • Soldatic, K. and Meekosha, H. (2012), 'Disability and neoliberal state formations', Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies, Routledge 9780415574006.
  • Pini, B. and Soldatic, K. (2012), 'Women, chronic illness, and rural Australia : exploring the intersections between space, identity, and the body', Rural Women's Health, University of Toronto Press 9781442645394.

Journal Articles

  • Soldatic, K., Magee, L. and Robertson, S. (2019), 'Temporal negotiations of social inclusion : temporality, mobility, and encounter in disabled people's lifeworlds : commentary on "Using the concept of encounter" (Bigby & Wiesel, 2018)', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol 6, no 1 , pp 52 - 57.
  • Kandasamy, N. and Soldatic, K. (2018), 'Implications for practice : exploring the impacts of Government contracts on refugee settlement services in rural and urban Australia', Australian Social Work, vol 71, no 1 , pp 111 - 119.
  • 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. and Gilroy, J. (2018), 'Intersecting indigeneity, colonialisation and disability', Disability and the Global South, vol 5, no 2 , pp 1337 - 1343.
  • Soldatic, K., Melboe, L., Kermit, P. and Somers, K. (2018), 'Challenges in global indigenous-disability comparative research, or, why nation-state political histories matter', Disability and the Global South, vol 5, no 2 , pp 1450 - 1471.
  • Soldatic, K. (2018), 'Disability poverty and ageing in regional Australia : the impact of disability income reforms for indigenous Australians', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol 53, no 3 , pp 223 - 338.
  • Fitts, M. and Soldatic, K. (2018), 'Disability income reform and service innovation : countering racial and regional discrimination', Global Medial Journal: Australian Edition, vol 12, no 1 .
  • Uink, B. and Soldatic, K. (2018), 'Editorial reflections on Indigenous economic practices of contestation, resistance and wellbeing', Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, vol 12, no 1 .
  • Kandasamy, N., Soldatic, K. and Samararatne, D. (2017), 'Peace, justice and disabled women's advocacy : Tamil women with disabilities in rural post-conflict Sri Lanka', Medicine, Conflict and Survival, vol 33, no 1 , pp 41 - 59.
  • Soldatic, K., Somers, K., Spurway, K. and Toorn, G. (2017), 'Emplacing indigeneity and rurality in neoliberal disability welfare reform : the lived experience of Aboriginal people with disabilities in the West Kimberley, Australia', Environment and Planning A, vol 49, no 10 , pp 2342 - 2361.
  • Spurway, K. and Soldatic, K. (2016), ''Life just keeps throwing lemons' : the lived experience of food insecurity among Aboriginal people with disabilities in the West Kimberley', Local Environment, vol 21, no 9 , pp 1118 - 1131.
  • Didi, A., Soldatic, K., Frohmader, C. and Dowse, L. (2016), 'Violence against women with disabilities : is Australia meeting its human rights obligations?', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol 22, no 1 , pp 159 - 177.
  • Dowse, L., Soldatic, K., Spangaro, J. and Toorn, G. (2016), 'Mind the gap : the extent of violence against women with disabilities in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol 51, no 3 , pp 341 - 359.
  • Chataika, T., Mehrotra, N., Soldatic, K. and Kolarova, K. (2016), ''What kind of development are we talking about?' : a virtual roundtable with Tsitsi Chataika, Nilika Mehrotra, Karen Soldatic and Katerina Kolarova', Somatechnics, vol 6, no 2 , pp 142 - 158.
  • Gartrell, A. and Soldatic, K. (2016), 'Rural women with disabilities in post-conflict zones : the forgotten sisters of Australia's disability-inclusive development', Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, vol 1, no 3 , pp 370 - 381.
  • Toorn, G. and Soldatic, K. (2015), 'Disability, rights realisation, and welfare provisioning : what is it about Sweden?', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol 2, no 2 , pp 109 - 115.
  • Walsh, J., Spangaro, J. and Soldatic, K. (2015), 'Global understandings of domestic violence', Nursing and Health Sciences, vol 17, no 1 , pp 1 - 4.
  • Soldatic, K. (2015), 'Postcolonial reproductions : disability, indigeneity and the formation of the white masculine settler state of Australia', Journal Social Identities, vol 21, no 1 , pp 53 - 68.
  • Samararatne, D. and Soldatic, K. (2015), 'Inclusions and exclusions in law : experiences of women with disability in rural and war-affected areas in Sri Lanka', Disability and Society, vol 30, no 5 , pp 759 - 772.
  • Soldatic, K., Somers, K., Buckley, A. and Fleay, C. (2015), ''Nowhere to be found' : disabled refugees and asylum seekers within the Australian resettlement landscape', Disability and the Global South, vol 2, no 1 , pp 501 - 522.
  • Grech, S. and Soldatic, K. (2015), 'Disability and colonialism : (dis)encounters and anxious intersectionalities', Social Identities, vol 21, no 1 , pp 1 - 5.
  • Soldatic, K., Toorn, G., Dowse, L. and Muir, K. (2014), 'Intellectual disability and complex intersections : marginalisation under the National Disability Insurance Scheme', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol 1, no 1 , pp 6 - 16.
  • Soldatic, K. and Grech, S. (2014), 'Transnationalising disability studies : rights, justice and impairment', Disability Studies Quarterly, vol 34, no 2 .
  • Grover, C. and 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. (2013), 'Appointment time : disability and neoliberal workfare temporalities', Critical Sociology, vol 39, no 3 , pp 405 - 419.
  • Meekosha, H., Shuttleworth, R. and Soldatic, K. (2013), 'Disability and critical sociology : expanding the boundaries of critical social inquiry', Critical Sociology, vol 39, no 3 , pp 319 - 323.
  • Soldatic, K. (2013), 'The transnational sphere of justice : disability praxis and the politics of impairment', Disability and Society, vol 28, no 6 , pp 744 - 755.
  • Soldatic, K. and Meekosha, H. (2012), 'Moving the boundaries of feminist social work education with disabled people in the neoliberal era', Social Work Education, vol 31, no 2 , pp 246 - 252.
  • Soldatic, K. and Pini, B. (2012), 'Continuity or change? : disability policy and the Rudd government', Social Policy and Society, vol 11, no 2 , pp 183 - 196.
  • Soldatic, K., Meekosha, H. and Somers, K. (2012), 'Finding Ernesto : temporary labour migration and disabled children's health', International Journal of Population Research, vol 2012 .
  • Soldatic, K. and Meekosha, H. (2012), 'The place of disgust : disability, class and gender in spaces of workfare', Societies, vol 2, no 3 , pp 139 - 156.
  • Meekosha, H. and Soldatic, K. (2011), 'Human rights and the global South : the case of disability', Third World Quarterly, vol 32, no 8 , pp 1383 - 1397.
  • Soldatic, K. and Pini, B. (2010), 'Exploring disability', Health Sociology Review, vol 19, no 3 , pp 399 - 400.
  • Soldatic, K. and Chapman, A. (2010), 'Surviving the assault? : the Australian disability movement and the neoliberal workfare state', Social Movement Studies, vol 9, no 2 , pp 139 - 154.
  • Soldatic, K. and Biyanwila, J. (2010), 'Tsunami and the construction of disabled Southern body', Global South SEPHIS e-Magazine, vol 6, no 3 , pp 75 - 84.
  • Soldatic, K. and Fiske, L. (2009), 'Bodies 'locked up' : intersections of disability and race in Australian immigration', Disability and Society, vol 24, no 3 , pp 289 - 301.
  • Soldatic, K. and Pini, B. (2009), 'The three Ds of welfare reform : disability, disgust and deservingness', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol 15, no 1 , pp 77 - 96.

Other Publications

  • 2018, ''Out of the Shadows': War-affected Women with Disabilities in Sri Lanka: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2018, ''At What Cost?': Indigenous Australians' Experiences of Applying for Disability Income Support (Disability Support Pension)', Research Report
  • 2018, 'A Study of War-affected Women with Disabilities in Sri Lanka: Pre-consultation Report', Research Report
  • 2018, 'Circles of Social Life, Liverpool: Settling Strangers; Supporting Disability Needs', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Rural Disabled Women's Social Inclusion in Post-Armed Conflict Sri Lanka', Research Report
  • 2014, ''Hard Yakka': Living With a Disability in the West Kimberley', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Sport and Recreation Inclusion for People with Disabilities', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Stop the Violence: Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls With Disabilities in Australia: Background paper', Research Report

Current Projects

Title: New Public Management, Aboriginal Organisations, and Indigenous Rights [via ANU]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic
Years: 2018-07-02 - 2021-07-01
ID: P00023878
Title: Disability Pension Reform and Regional Australia: The Indigenous Experience
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic
Years: 2016-06-01 - 2019-10-31
ID: P00023172
Title: Individual-based measure of socio-economic disadvantage
Funder:
  • Department of Education and Training (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Russell Thomson, Christine Johnston, Kerry Staples, Roger Dawkins, Karen Soldatic and Jim Micsko
Years: 2017-11-09 - 2019-11-08
ID: P00024616
Title: Understanding the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ young people [via UWA]
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic and Linda Briskman
Years: 2019-02-01 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00024909

Previous Projects

Title: LMRC-Circles of Social Life in Liverpool
Funder:
  • Community Migrant Resource Centre
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic, Liam Magee and Paul James
Years: 2017-01-23 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00024240
Title: Researching the Rights of People with Disability and Inclusive Education in Islamic Educational Institutions in Indonesia [via State Islamic Uni - no funding to WSU]
Funder:
  • State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic
Years: 2016-08-01 - 2016-12-01
ID: P00023698
Title: Sri Lanka LST - Women with Disability in War Study
Funder:
  • Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic
Years: 2016-12-01 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00024293

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