Doctor Alexandra Coleman

Doctor Alexandra Coleman

Lecturer's in Culture and Society,
Humanities (Arts)


Alexandra Coleman is a Lecturer in Culture and Society in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. She is a doctoral graduate of the Institute for Culture and Society, and her previous academic appointments include Postdoctoral Fellow at the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, E.G. Whitlam Research Fellow at the Whitlam Institute, and Associate Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. She researches the reproduction of class, educational, and place-based inequalities and is the author of Class, Place, and Higher Education: Experiences of Homely Mobility (Bloomsbury 2022). 

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  • PhD Western Sydney University
  • BA(Dean's Schol) University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Badugulang Fellow, Badugulang, Western Sydney University (2021)
  • Associate Fellow, Advanced Higher Education Academy (2020)
  • Whitlam Fellow, the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University (2020)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (2015)


  • Teaching and Learning Award, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University 2023-12-01
  • E.G. Whitlam Research Fellowship, Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University 2020-06-01
  • PhD Completion Scholarship, Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University 2017-06-01
  • PhD Completion Scholarship, Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University 2018-06-01
  • University Medal, Western Sydney University 2013-04-13
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Western Sydney University 2009-03-01
  • Australian Postgraduate Award and Western Sydney University Top-Up Scholarship 2014-03-03

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Humanities (Arts)


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Previous Teaching Areas

  • HUMN2046 Researching Culture, 2023



  • Coleman, A. (2022), 'Class, Place, and Higher Education: Experiences of Homely Mobility', : Bloomsbury Academic 9781350256217.

Chapters in Books

  • Coleman, A. (2023), 'Being working class in higher education : class, place and feeling "at home"', Research Handbook on the Student Experience in Higher Education, Edward Elgar Publishing 9781802204193.

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