Associate Professor Shanthi Robertson

Associate Professor Shanthi Robertson

Associate Professor,
Humanities (Arts)

Biography

Qualifications

  • GradCertTeach&Learn Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • PhD Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • BA University of Western Australia

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Humanities (Arts)

Contact

Email: S.Robertson@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4677
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.64
Parramatta

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Publications

Books

  • Robertson, S. (2013), 'Transnational Student-Migrants and the State: The Education-Migration Nexus', : Palgrave 9781137267078.

Chapters in Books

  • Robertson, S. (2016), 'Intertwined mobilities of education, tourism and labour : the consequences of 417 and 485 visas in Australia', Unintended Consequences: the Impact of Migration Law and Policy, ANU Press 9781925022445.
  • Robertson, S. (2015), 'The temporalities of international migration : implications for ethnographic research', Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia, Palgrave 9781137474940.
  • Robertson, S. (2014), 'Sustaining linguistic diversity : biocultural approaches to language, nature and community', The SAGE Handbook of Globalization. Vol. 2, SAGE 9781446256220.
  • Singh, S., Cabraal, A. and Robertson, S. (2010), 'Remittances as a medium of relationship and belonging', Migration, Belonging and the Nation State, Cambridge Scholars 9781443820813.

Journal Articles

  • Dal Maso, G., Robertson, S. and Rogers, D. (2021), 'Cultural platform capitalism : extracting value from cultural asymmetries in RealTech', Social and Cultural Geography, vol 22, no 4 , pp 565 - 580.
  • Robertson, S. (2020), 'Suspending, settling, sponsoring : the intimate chronomobilities of young Asian migrants in Australia', Global Networks, vol 20, no 4 , pp 677 - 696.
  • Harris, A., Baldassar, L. and Robertson, S. (2020), 'Settling down in time and place? : changing intimacies in mobile young people's migration and life courses', Population, Space and Place, vol 26, no 8 .
  • Robertson, S. (2019), 'Status-making : rethinking migrant categorization', Journal of Sociology, vol 55, no 2 , pp 219 - 233.
  • Tuxen, N. and Robertson, S. (2019), 'Brokering international education and (re)producing class in Mumbai', International Migration, vol 57, no 3 , pp 280 - 294.
  • Robertson, S. (2019), 'Migrant, interrupted : the temporalities of 'staggered' migration from Asia to Australia', Current Sociology, vol 67, no 2 , pp 169 - 185.
  • 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.
  • Robertson, S. (2018), 'Friendship networks and encounters in student-migrants' negotiations of translocal subjectivity', Urban Studies, vol 55, no 3 , pp 538 - 553.
  • Robertson, S., Harris, A. and Baldassar, L. (2018), 'Mobile transitions : a conceptual framework for researching a generation on the move', Journal of Youth Studies, vol 21, no 2 , pp 203 - 217.
  • Robertson, S., Cheng, Y. and Yeoh, B. (2018), 'Introduction: mobile aspirations : youth im/mobilities in the Asia-Pacific', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 39, no 6 , pp 613 - 625.
  • Robertson, S. (2017), 'Infrastructures of insecurity : housing and language testing in Asia-Australia migration', Geoforum, vol 82 , pp 13 - 20.
  • Robertson, S. and Rogers, D. (2017), 'Education, real estate, immigration : brokerage assemblages and Asian mobilities', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 43, no 14 , pp 2393 - 2407.
  • Westcott, H. and Robertson, S. (2017), 'Childcare, mobility decisions and 'staggered' migration', Migration, Mobility, and Displacement, vol 3, no 1 , pp 85 - 100.
  • Robertson, S. (2016), 'Student-workers and tourist-workers as urban labour : temporalities and identities in the Australian cosmopolitan city', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 42, no 14 , pp 2272 - 2288.
  • Robertson, S. and Ho, E. (2016), 'Temporalities, materialities and connecting locales : migration and mobility in Asia-Pacific cities', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 42, no 14 , pp 2263 - 2271.
  • Colic-Peisker, V. and Robertson, S. (2015), 'Social change and community cohesion : an ethnographic study of two Melbourne suburbs', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 38, no 1 , pp 75 - 91.
  • Robertson, S. and Colic-Peisker, V. (2015), 'Policy narratives versus everyday geographies : perceptions of changing local space in Melbourne's diverse north', City & Community, vol 14, no 1 , pp 68 - 86.
  • Robertson, S. (2015), 'Contractualization, depoliticization and the limits of solidarity : noncitizens in contemporary Australia', Citizenship Studies, vol 19, no 8 , pp 936 - 950.
  • Robertson, S. (2015), 'The production of the Indian student : regimes and imaginaries of migration, education, labour, citizenship and class', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, vol 7, no 3 .
  • Robertson, S. and Runganaikaloo, A. (2014), 'Lives in limbo : migration experiences in Australia's education?migration nexus', Ethnicities, .
  • Robertson, S. (2014), 'Time and temporary migration : the case of temporary graduate workers and working holiday makers in Australia', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 40, no 12 , pp 1915 - 1933.
  • Robertson, S. (2013), 'Campus, city, networks and nation : student-migrant activism as socio-spatial experience in Melbourne, Australia', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol 37, no 3 , pp 972 - 988.
  • Robertson, S. (2012), 'Teaching language politics in Australian contexts : a reflective case study', Local-Global Journal, vol 9 , pp 94 - 109.
  • Singh, S., Robertson, S. and Cabraal, A. (2012), 'Transnational family money : remittances, gifts and inheritance', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 33, no 5 , pp 475 - 492.
  • Samardzija, A. and Robertson, S. (2012), 'Contradictory populism online : nationalist and globalist discourses of the Serbian Radical Party's websites', Communication, Politics and Culture, vol 45 , pp 96 - 117.
  • Robertson, S. (2011), 'Student switchers and the regulation of residency : the interface of the individual and Australia's immigration regime', Population, Space and Place, vol 17, no 1 , pp 103 - 115.
  • Robertson, S. (2011), 'Cash cows, backdoor migrants, or activist citizens? : international students, citizenship, and rights in Australia', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 34, no 12 , pp 2192 - 2211.
  • Robertson, S., Hoare, L. and Harwood, A. (2011), 'Returnees, student-migrants and second chance learners : case studies of positional and transformative outcomes of Australian international education', Compare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education, vol 41, no 5 , pp 685 - 698.
  • Singh, S., Cabraal, A. and Robertson, S. (2010), 'Remittances as a currency of care : a focus on 'twice migrants' among the Indian diaspora in Australia', Journal of Comparative Family Studies, vol 41, no 2 , pp 245 - 263.
  • Robertson, S. (2008), 'Cultural probes in transmigrant research : a case study', InterActions : UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, vol 4, no 2 , pp 1 - 25.
  • Robertson, S. (2008), 'Residency, citizenship and belonging : choice and uncertainty for students-turned-migrants in Australia', International journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, vol 4, no 1 , pp 97 - 119.

Other Publications

  • 2013, 'Housing, Employment and Social Cohesion in Multicultural Neighbourhoods 'In Transition': A Comparative Case Study From the City of Moreland', Report
  • 2012, 'Report to Moreland City Council: International Students in the City of Moreland', Report

Current Projects

Title: Enabling Disability? Autonomous Technologies & CaLD persons with disability
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre LTD
  • Your Side Australia
  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
  • Gallery Lane Cove and Creative Studios
  • Microsoft Limited
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic, Liam Magee, Shanthi Robertson and Paul James
Years: 2020-06-26 - 2024-06-25
ID: P00025858
Title: Understanding the Effects of Transnational Mobility on Youth Transitions [via Deakin Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Shanthi Robertson
Years: 2017-05-08 - 2022-05-07
ID: P00023285
Title: Rethinking Health Experience and Active Lifestyles (REHEAL): Chinese Communities in Australia
Funder:
  • REHEAL Donations
Western Researchers: Shanthi Robertson
Years: 2017-08-25 - 2022-08-25
ID: P00024130
Title: Civic Sinoburbia? New Chinese migrants and everyday citizenship in Sydney
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Shanthi Robertson, Ien Ang, Megan Watkins and Bonnie Pang
Years: 2020-01-01 - 2023-12-31
ID: P00026013

Previous Projects

Title: Rethinking Software for Co-Research with Diverse Communities in the Digital Age
Funder:
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
Western Researchers: Rachel Hendery, Liam Magee, Shanthi Robertson and Karen Soldatic
Years: 2020-06-01 - 2021-06-01
ID: P00026518
Title: Migrant Workers, Global Logistics and Unequal Citizens in Contemporary Global Context [via National Chiao Tung University] - No funds to WSU
Funder:
  • Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Western Researchers: Brett Neilson, Shanthi Robertson and Malini Sur
Years: 2019-01-01 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00025444
Title: Staggered Pathways: Temporality, Mobility and Asian Temporary Migrants
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Shanthi Robertson
Years: 2015-04-20 - 2018-06-09
ID: P00022184
Title: Welcome, Belonging and Social Integration Among Newly Arrived Refugees in Australia
Funder:
  • Settlement Services International
Western Researchers: Shanthi Robertson, Liam Magee and Karen Soldatic
Years: 2020-10-12 - 2021-03-30
ID: P00026809

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