Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones

Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones

Principal Research Fellow,
Centre for Western Sydney

Associate Professor,
Geography, Tourism & Planning

Associate Professor,
Geography, Tourism & Planning

Biography

A/Prof. Rae Dufty-Jones is an economic and social geographer at Western Sydney University. She is currently the Vice President (immediate past President 2018-2021) of the Geographical Society of New South Wales (2021-2024).

Rae's research interests and expertise are on issues of place and mobility from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Specifically, she has conducted and published on: regional economic development and infrastructure; housing policy and internal migration; and New Immigration Destinations (international migrants settling in rural and regional communities). Her research work has been funded by competitive grants including the Australian Research Council (ARC); the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI); the federal Department of Environment; and Transport for NSW.

Rae's current research projects include: 'Settling well: a longitudinal study of refugees in regional Australia' (2021-2025); ‘Sydney Metro (North West): Evaluating land use, placemaking and wider economic benefits' (2020-2023); and the 'Werrington Park Corporate Centre Evaluation' (2015-2020).

At Western Sydney University Rae teaches the history and theory of planning (101633 - since 2010). She has also taught urban studies, economic geography, and the planning placement program.

Building on her extensive experience in research student supervision, the coordination of writing retreats, and as the School of Social Sciences academic course advisor for the Master of Research course at WSU (2017-2019), Rae has also developed an award-winning research program on 'Doctoral writing pedagogies'.

Before joining WSU in February 2010, Rae was previous employed as a Lecturer in Geography and Planning at the University of New England (2008-2010) after completing her PhD at the University of New South Wales (2008).

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Dufty-Jones.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • BA University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • Geographical Society of NSW (2002)
  • Institute of Australian Geographers (2002)

Interests

  • Doctoral pedagogies and writing
  • Housing and Social Policy
  • Mobility and Migration
  • Regional Economic Development

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Centre for Western Sydney
  • Geography, Tourism & Planning
  • Geography, Tourism & Planning

Contact

Email: r.dufty-jones@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9393
Mobile:
Location: EI.G.18
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101633 Managing Cities: History and Theory, 2012

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Dufty-Jones, R. (2016), 'Housing and home : objects and technologies of neoliberal governmentalities', The Handbook of Neoliberalism, Routledge 9781138844001.
  • Dufty-Jones, R. and Rogers, D. (2015), 'Housing in Australia : a new century', Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, Ashgate 9781472431134.
  • Rogers, D. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2015), '21st-century Australian housing : new frontiers in the Asia-Pacific', Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, Ashgate 9781472431134.
  • Nelson, J., MacDonald, H., Dufty-Jones, R., Dunn, K. and Paradies, Y. (2015), 'Ethnic discrimination in private rental housing markets in Australia', Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, Ashgate 9781472431134.
  • Dufty-Jones, R., Argent, N., Rolley, F. and Walmsley, J. (2014), 'The role of gender in the migration practices and aspirations of Australian rural youth', Rural Change in Australia: Population, Economy, Environment, Ashgate 9781409452041.
  • Connell, J. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2014), 'Introduction : twenty-first century rural Australia', Rural Change in Australia: Population, Economy, Environment, Ashgate 9781409452041.
  • Wray, F. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2014), 'Questions of borders and mobility : de- and re-territorialising approaches to urban and regional planning policy and governance', Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change, Routledge 9780415704397.
  • Dufty, R. and Liu, E. (2011), ''Picking Blueberries and Indian Women Go Hand in Hand': The Role of Gender asnd Ethnicity in the Division of Agricultural Labour in Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia', Reshaping Gender and Class in Rural Spaces, Ashgate Publishing Limited 9781409402916.
  • Dufty, R. and Gibson, C. (2010), 'Shifting welfare, shifting people: rural development, housing and population mobility in Australia', Welfare Reform in Rural Places: Comparative Perspectives, Emerald 9781849509183.

Journal Articles

  • Itaoui, R., Dufty-Jones, R. and Dunn, K. (2021), '[In Press] Anti-racism Muslim mobilities in the San Francisco Bay Area', Mobilities, .
  • Dufty-Jones, R. and Gibson, C. (2021), '[In Press] Making space to write 'care-fully' : engaged responses to the institutional politics of research writing', Progress in Human Geography, .
  • Ey, M., Mee, K., Allison, J., Caves, S., Crosbie, E., Hughes, A., Curtis, F., Doney, R., Dunstan, P., Jones, R., Tyndall, A., Baker, T., Cameron, J., Duffy, M., Dufty-Jones, R., Dunn, K., Hodge, P., Kearnes, M., McGuirk, P., O'Neill, P., Ruming, K., Sherval, M., Williams, M. and Wright, S. (2020), 'Becoming reading group : reflections on assembling a collegiate, caring collective', Australian Geographer, vol 51, no 3 , pp 283 - 305.
  • Easthope, H., Power, E., Rogers, D. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2020), 'Thinking relationally about housing and home', Housing Studies, vol 35, no 9 , pp 1493 - 1500.
  • Dufty-Jones, R. (2018), 'A historical geography of housing crisis in Australia', Australian Geographer, vol 49, no 1 , pp 5 - 23.
  • MacDonald, H., Galster, G. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2018), 'The geography of rental housing discrimination, segregation, and social exclusion : new evidence from Sydney', Journal of Urban Affairs, vol 40, no 2 , pp 226 - 245.
  • Dufty-Jones, R. (2018), 'The career aspirations and expectations of geography doctoral students : establishing academic subjectivities within a shifting landscape', Geographical Research, vol 56, no 2 , pp 126 - 138.
  • Pini, B., Gulson, K., Kraftl, P. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2017), 'Critical geographies of education : an introduction', Geographical Research, vol 55, no 1 , pp 13 - 17.
  • MacDonald, H., Nelson, J., Galster, G., Paradies, Y., Dunn, K. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2016), 'Rental discrimination in the multi-ethnic Metropolis: evidence from Sydney', Urban Policy and Research, vol 34, no 4 , pp 373 - 385.
  • Dufty-Jones, R. (2015), 'Governmentalities of mobility : the role of housing in the governance of Australian rural mobilities', Journal of Rural Studies, vol 42 , pp 63 - 78.
  • Dufty-Jones, R. (2014), 'Rural economies in the 'age of migration' : perspectives from OECD countries', Geography Compass, vol 8, no 6 , pp 368 - 380.
  • Dufty-Jones, R. and Wray, F. (2013), 'Planning regional development in Australia : questions of mobility and borders', Australian Planner, vol 50, no 2 , pp 109 - 116.
  • Wray, F. and Dufty-Jones, R. (2013), 'Defending Antipodean economic geography', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol 3, no 2 , pp 222 - 225.
  • Wray, F., Dufty-Jones, R., Gibson, C., Larner, W., Beer, A., Le Heron, R. and O'Neill, P. (2013), 'Neither here nor there or always here and there? : Antipodean reflections on economic geography', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol 3, no 2 , pp 179 - 199.
  • Dufty, R. (2012), 'Moving home : theorizing housing within a politics of mobility', Housing, Theory and Society, vol 29, no 2 , pp 207 - 222.
  • Dufty, R. (2011), 'Governing the experts: Reforming expert governance of rural public housing', Australian Geographer, vol 42, no 2 , pp 165 - 181.
  • Dufty, R. (2010), 'Reflecting on power relationships in the 'doing' of rural cultural research', Cultural Studies Review, vol 16, no 1 , pp 131 - 142.
  • Prince, R. and Dufty, R. (2009), 'Assembling the space economy: governmentality and economic geography', Geography Compass, vol 4, no 3 , pp 1744 - 1756.
  • Dufty, R. (2009), ''At least I don't live in Vegemite Valley': racism and rural public housing spaces', Australian Geographer, vol 40, no 4 , pp 429 - 449.
  • Gibson, C., Dufty, R., Smith, H. and Phillips, S. (2008), 'Counter-geographies : the campaign against rationalisation of agricultural research stations in NSW', Journal of Rural Studies, vol 24 , pp 351 - 366.
  • Dufty, R. (2007), 'Governing through locational choice: the locational preferences of rural public housing tenants in south-western New South Wales, Australia', Housing Theory and Society, vol 24, no 3 , pp 183 - 206.
  • Gibson, C. and Dufty, R. (2006), 'Social housing for the arts? On the nexus between housing affordability and creative city strategies', Journal of the Australasian Housing Institute, vol 4, no 1 , pp 25 - 29.
  • Dufty, R. (2006), 'Which direction for cultural geography? A postgraduate perspective', Geographical Research, vol 44, no 4 , pp 430 - 432.
  • Gibson, C., Dufty, R. and Drpzdzewski, D. (2005), 'Resident Attitudes to Farmland Protection Measures in the Northern Rivers Region, NSW', Australian Geographer, vol 36, no 3 , pp 369 - 383.

Conference Papers

  • Dufty, R. (2006), ''Because it's home': locational subjectivities and public housing tenants in regional', Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Southern Cross Research Centre AHURI, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Dufty, R. (2003), 'Gendering of property and its consequences for rural public housing', New Zealand Geographical Society 22nd Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Other Publications

  • 2012, 'Moving home : conceptual and policy implications of the housing-mobility nexus', Report

A/Prof. Rae Dufty-Jones is an economic and social geographer at Western Sydney University. She is currently the Vice President (immediate past President 2018-2021) of the Geographical Society of New South Wales (2021-2024).

Rae's research interests and expertise are on issues of place and mobility from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Specifically, she has conducted and published on: regional economic development and infrastructure; housing policy and internal migration; and New Immigration Destinations (international migrants settling in rural and regional communities). Her research work has been funded by competitive grants including the Australian Research Council (ARC); the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI); the federal Department of Environment; and Transport for NSW.

Rae's current research projects include: 'Settling well: a longitudinal study of refugees in regional Australia' (2021-2025); ‘Sydney Metro (North West): Evaluating land use, placemaking and wider economic benefits' (2020-2023); and the 'Werrington Park Corporate Centre Evaluation' (2015-2020).

Building on her extensive experience in research student supervision, the coordination of writing retreats, and as the School of Social Sciences academic course advisor for the Master of Research course at WSU, Rae has also developed an award-winning research program on 'Doctoral writing pedagogies'.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Dufty-Jones.

Current Projects

Title: Werrington Park Corporate Centre Monitoring and Evaluation
Funder:
  • Department of the Environment (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Rae Dufty-Jones
Years: 2014-04-01 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00022190
Title: Enhancing the public policy impact of NSW universities [via USyd] - Public Policy Institute
Funder:
  • Department of Education (NSW)
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Department of Education (NSW)
Western Researchers: David Simmons and Rae Dufty-Jones
Years: 2020-01-06 - 2025-01-06
ID: P00026258

Previous Projects

Title: Ethnic discrimination in the private rental housing market
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Kevin Dunn and Rae Dufty-Jones
Years: 2011-06-01 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00018298
Title: 'Moving Home': the role of housing policy in responding to and promoting mobility - Essay
Funder:
  • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Western Researchers: Rae Dufty-Jones
Years: 2011-03-01 - 2011-10-31
ID: P00020067
Title: Collaborative Housing Innovations in Austrealian Cities: International Lessons
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kevin Dunn, Deborah Stevenson, Emma Power and Rae Dufty-Jones
Years: 2010-05-28 - 2011-05-27
ID: P00018717
Title: Ethnic Discrimination in the Rental Market and Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Housing
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kevin Dunn, Michael Darcy, Rae Dufty-Jones and Laura Schatz
Years: 2011-11-09 - 2016-03-08
ID: P00020461

Supervision

Associate Professor Dufty-Jones is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: I Witness - Titrating Grace: Towards Wholehearted Living.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Developing the Aerotropolis? (2018_123)
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Islamophobia and the Urban (Im) Mobilities of Muslims: A Comparative Case Study of Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Field of Research: Urban Design And Regional Planning
Thesis Title: Community housing tenant-initiated residential mobility pathways in Sydney, Australia and London, United Kingdom.
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: How Effective are Farmer-Based Organisations in Ghana's Smallholder Agriculture?
Field of Research: Human Geography; Other Society And Culture; Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies; Sociology
Thesis Title: Everyone Has the Right to a Home: The Everyday Practices and Experiences of Renting Within the Private Rental Sector in Australia
Field of Research: Society And Culture
Thesis Title: An Alternative Good Citizen: Exploring a New Perspective in Public Housing
Field of Research: Other Health; Studies In Human Society
Thesis Title: Valuing Diversity in Urban Renewal: Who Values, Seeks and Consumes Diversity in Australia
Field of Research: Urban Design And Regional Planning
Thesis Title: Postcolonial planning in practice? A critical analysis of the Draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2018 (NSW) and associated documents
Field of Research: Urban Design And Regional Planning

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