Professor Gregory Noble

Professor Gregory Noble

Professor,
Institute For Culture And Society

Biography

Professor Greg Noble researches and writes in the intersecting areas of:

youth, ethnicity and identitymulticulturalism and cosmopolitanismmaterial culture and technologyconsumption and subjectivitycultural analysis of education.His current research includes being co-Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage project, Cultural Practices and Learning (with the NSW Department of Education and Training as the project industry partner). This project examines the links between ethnicity, socio-cultural background and the embodied dispositions and education capital necessary for successful participation in the Australian educational system.

Other recently completed projects which have included successful collaborations with industry and community partnerships are:

Connecting Diversity: Paradoxes of Multicultural Australia, a report commissioned by SBSTransforming Drivers: Driving as Social, Cultural and Gendered Practice, an ARC Linkage project with the NRMA as industry partnerReporting Racism after September 11, a report commissioned by HREOC'Everyday Experiences of Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity among Young People in South-Western and Southern Sydney' - a UWS Partnerships Scheme involving several government and community organisations.Professor Noble is co-author of the books, Kebabs, kids, cops and crime: youth, ethnicity and crime (Pluto Press, 2000) and Bin Laden in the suburbs: criminalising the Arab other (Institute of Criminology, 2004).

This information has been contributed by Professor Noble.

Qualifications

  • PhD Macquarie University
  • BA Macquarie University
  • DipEd Macquarie University

Professional Memberships

  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (1994 - 2014)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute For Culture And Society

Contact

Email: G.Noble@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
(02) 9685 9635
Mobile:
Location: EM.1.07
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Wise, A. and Noble, G. (2019), 'Conviviaities: Possibility and Ambivalence in Urban Multicultures', : Routledge 9781138503991.
  • Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2013), 'Disposed to Learn: Schooling, Ethnicity and the Scholarly Habitus', : Bloomsbury Academic 9781441177117.
  • Tabar, P., Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2010), 'On Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, Racism and the Ethnic Field', : Lebanese American University Press 9789953461120.
  • Tabar, P., Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Collins, J. (2005), 'Al-Mouhajiroun al-Lubnaniyoun Fi 'Australia: shabab, hawiyya wa `ounsouriyya [Lebanese Migrants in Australia: youth, identity and racism]', : Mokhtarat 9953416419.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G., Tabar, P. and Collins, J. (2004), 'Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminalising the Arab Other', : The Sydney Institute of Criminology 0975196707.

Chapters in Books

  • Ang, I. and Noble, G. (2018), 'Making multiculture : Australia and the ambivalent politics of diversity', Making Culture: Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of 'Nationing' in Contemporary Australia, Routledge 9781138094123.
  • Wise, A. and Noble, G. (2018), 'Convivialities : an orientation', Convivialities: Possibility and Ambivalence in Urban Multicultures, Routledge 9781138503991.
  • Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2017), 'The 'career' of the migrant : time, space and the settling process', Critical Reflections on Migration, 'Race' and Multiculturalism: Australia in a Global Context, Routledge 9781138184510.
  • Noble, G. (2017), 'Learning with Bourdieu : pedagogy, cosmology and potty training', Bourdieusian Prospects, Routledge 9781138845084.
  • Noble, G. (2015), 'Learning to be otherwise : ethnicity and the pedagogic space of youthful subjectivities', Youth Cultures and Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Ashgate 9781472426659.
  • Watkins, M., Noble, G. and Driscoll, C. (2015), 'Pedagogy : the unsaid of socio-cultural theory', Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct, Taylor and Francis 9781138014411.
  • Noble, G. (2015), 'Pedagogies of civic belonging : finding one's way through social space', Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct, Taylor and Francis 9781138014411.
  • Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2015), 'Pedagogies of incorporation : touch and the technology of writing', Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct, Taylor and Francis 9781138014411.
  • Noble, G. and Watkins, M. (2014), 'The 'schooled identities' of Australian multiculturalism : professional vision, reflexive civility and education for a culturally complex world', Advancing Race and Ethnicity in Education, Palgrave 9781137274755.
  • Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2014), 'Learning to be Lebanese : fashioning an ethnicised habitus in multicultural Australia', Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian Communities in the World: Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Studies, Universitatsverlag Winter 9783825364038.
  • Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2014), ''I am lord, ... I am local' : migrant masculinity, sex and making yourself at home', Masculinities and Place, Ashgate 9781472409799.
  • Noble, G. (2012), 'Home objects', International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier 9780080471631.
  • Noble, G. (2012), 'Where's the moral in moral panic? : Islam, evil and moral turbulence', Global Islamophobia: Muslims and Moral Panic in the West, Ashgate 9781409431190.
  • Noble, G. (2011), 'Belonging in Bennelong: Ironic Inclusion and Cosmopolitan Joy in John Howard's (Former) Electorate', Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia, UWA Publishing 9781921401565.
  • Seidler, K. and Noble, G. (2010), ''I just lost it': Offenders' Rationalisations for Criminal Violence', Crime, Culture and Violence: Understanding how masculinity and identity shapes offending, Australian Academic Press 9781921513565.
  • Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2010), 'The productivity of stillness: composure and the scholarly habitus', Stillness in a Mobile World, Routledge 9780415572620.
  • Noble, G. (2009), 'Where the bloody hell are we? Multicultural Manners in a world of hyperdiversity', Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots, Multiculturalism and National Belonging, Sydney Institute of Criminology Press 9780975196786.
  • Noble, G. (2009), 'Everyday Cosmopolitanism and the Labour of Intercultural Community', Everyday Multiculturalism, Palgrave Macmillan 9780230210370.
  • Poynting, S., Tabar, P. and Noble, G. (2009), 'Looking for Respect: Lebanese Young Men in Australia', Migrant Men: Critical Studies of Masculinities and the Migration Experience, Routledge 9780415994859.
  • Noble, G. (2008), 'Living with things: Consumption, material culture and everyday life', Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice, Oxford 9780195562453.
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2008), 'Neither Relaxed nor Comfortable: The Uncivil Regulation of the Muslim Other', Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life, Ashgate 9780754649663.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G., Tabar, P. and Collins, J. (2008), ''You deserve it because you are Australian' : the moral panic over 'ethnic gang rape'', Gender and Crime: A Reader, Open Univesity Press 9780335225224.
  • Cahir, J. and Noble, G. (2007), ''It's a security thing': Mobile phones and moral regulation', Outrageous! Moral Panics in Australia, ACYS Publishing 9781875326596.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2007), 'Muslims and Arabs in the Australian media since 9/11', How The World's News Media Reacted To 9/11: Essays from Around the Globe, Marquette Books 9780922993734.
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2006), 'The daily frustrations you have to live with: everyday racism and the social exclusion of Arab and Muslim Australians since Spetember 11, 2001', Terrorism, Media, Society, Adam Marszalek 9788374415613.
  • Poynting, S., Tabar, P. and Noble, G. (2005), 'Representations of youth in Sydney: a critique of liberal rhetoric about young Lebanese immigrants', Lebanese Diaspora: History, Racism and Belonging Beirut, Lebanese American University Press 9953461007.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2003), 'Protest Masculinity and Lebanese youth in Western Sydney: A ethnographic study', Male Trouble: Looking at Australian masculinities, Pluto Press Australia 1864031212.
  • Noble, G. (2003), 'Everyday Work', Interpreting Everyday Culture, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd 0340808527.
  • Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2002), 'On Being Lebanese-Australian: hybridity, essentialism and strategy among Arabic-Speaking Youth', Arab-Australians Today: Citizenship and Belonging, Melbourne University Press 0522849792.

Journal Articles

  • Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2019), 'Lazy multiculturalism : cultural essentialism and the persistence of the Multicultural Day in Australian schools', Ethnography and Education, vol 14, no 3 , pp 295 - 310.
  • Noble, G. and Ang, I. (2018), 'Ethnicity and cultural consumption in Australia', Continuum, vol 32, no 3 , pp 296 - 307.
  • Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2017), 'Wounded detachments : Cronulla, social memory and the injuries of racism', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 38, no 3 , pp 271 - 283.
  • Noble, G. (2017), ''Asian fails' and the problem of bad Korean boys : multiculturalism and the construction of an educational 'problem'', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 43, no 14 , pp 2456 - 2471.
  • Johns, A., Noble, G. and Harris, A. (2017), 'After Cronulla : 'where the bloody hell are we now?'', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 38, no 3 , pp 249 - 254.
  • Watkins, M., Lean, G. and Noble, G. (2016), 'Multicultural education : the state of play from an Australian perspective', Race, Ethnicity and Education, vol 19, no 1 , pp 46 - 66.
  • Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2016), 'Thinking beyond recognition : multiculturalism, cultural intelligence, and the professional capacities of teachers', Review of Education, Pedagogy, & Cultural Studies, vol 38, no 1 , pp 42 - 57.
  • Rowe, D., Noble, G., Bennett, T. and Kelly, M. (2016), 'Transforming cultures? : from creative nation to creative Australia', Media International Australia, vol 158, no 1 , pp 6 - 16.
  • Noble, G. (2016), 'Afterword : from anxiety to hope', Patterns of Prejudice, vol 50, no 2 , pp 207 - 211.
  • Wise, A. and Noble, G. (2016), 'Convivialities : an orientation', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 37, no 5 , pp 423 - 431.
  • Dunn, K., Lean, G., Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2014), 'The visibility of racism : perceptions of cultural diversity and multicultural education in state schools', International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol 15, no 1 , pp 17 - 29.
  • Noble, G. (2013), 'Strange familiarities : a response to Ash Amin's Land of Strangers', Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, vol 20, no 1 , pp 31 - 36.
  • Bennett, T., Dodsworth, F., Noble, G., Poovey, M. and Watkins, M. (2013), 'Habit and habituation : governance and the social', Body & Society, vol 19, no 2-3 , pp 3 - 29.
  • Bennett, T., Frow, J., Hage, G. and Noble, G. (2013), 'Antipodean fields : working with Bourdieu', Journal of Sociology, vol 49, no 2-3 , pp 129 - 150.
  • Noble, G. (2013), ''It is home but it is not home' : habitus, field and the migrant', Journal of Sociology, vol 49, no 2-3 , pp 341 - 356.
  • Noble, G. (2013), 'Cosmopolitan habits : the capacities and habitats of intercultural conviviality', Body and Society, vol 19, no 2-3 , pp 162 - 185.
  • Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2011), 'Losing touch: Pedagogies of incorporation and the ability to write', Social Semiotics, vol 21, no 4 , pp 503 - 516.
  • Noble, G. (2011), 'Bumping into alterity : transacting cultural complexities', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol 25, no 6 , pp 827 - 840.
  • Noble, G. (2010), 'Shifty insecurities', Ethnopolitics, vol 9, no 2 , pp 263 - 267.
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2010), 'White lines : the intercultural politics of everyday movement in social spaces', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 31, no 5 , pp 489 - 505.
  • Noble, G. and Watkins, M. (2009), 'On the arts of stillness : towards a pedagogy of composure', Media / Culture, vol 12, no 1 .
  • Noble, G. (2009), ''Countless acts of recognition': Young men, ethnicity and the messiness of identities in everyday life', Social and Cultural Geography, vol 10, no 8 , pp 875 - 891.
  • Noble, G. (2009), 'How do you teach Cultural Studies? Or, The Uses of Textbooks', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol 23, no 3 , pp 401 - 408.
  • Tabar, P., Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Collins, J. (2008), 'The Lebanese community in Sydney: a socioeconomic and cultural reading [in Arabic]', Idafat, The Arab Journal of Sociology, vol 2 , pp 24 - 58.
  • Noble, G. (2008), 'The face of evil : demonising the Arab other in contemporary Australia', Cultural Studies Review, vol 14, no 2 , pp 14 - 33.
  • Noble, G. (2007), 'Respect and Respectability amongst Second-generation Arab and Muslim Australian Men', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 28, no 3 , pp 331 - 344.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2006), 'Muslims and Arabs in the Australian Media since 9/11 September 2001', Global Media Journal, vol 2, no 2 , pp 89 - 102.
  • Noble, G. (2005), 'The Discomfort of Strangers: Racism, Incivility and Ontological Security in a Relaxed and Comfortable Nation', Journal of Intercultural STudies, vol 26, no 40575 , pp 107 - 120.
  • Noble, G. (2004), 'Accumulating Being', International Journal of Cultural Studies, vol 7, no 2 , pp 233 - 256.
  • Poynting, S., Tabar, P. and Noble, G. (2003), 'Lost between cultures or resisting racism : second generation Lebanese immigrant young men in Sydney', Palma Journal, vol 9, no 1 , pp 93 - 114.
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2003), 'Acts of War: Military metaphors in representation of Lebanese youth gangs', Media International Australia, vol 106 , pp 110 - 123.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2003), 'Dog whistle journalism and Muslim Australians since 2001', Media International Australia, vol 109 , pp 41 - 49.
  • Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2003), 'So, how did Bourdieu Learn to Play Tennis? Habitus, Consciousness and Habituation', Cultural Studies, vol 17, no 3 , pp 520 - 538.
  • Tabar, P., Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2003), 'The rise and falter of the field of ethnic politics in Australia', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 24, no 3 , pp 275 - 295.
  • Lupton, D. and Noble, G. (2002), 'Mine/Not Mine: Appropriating Personal Computers in the Academic Workplace', Journal of Sociology, vol 38 , pp 5 - 23.
  • Noble, G. (2002), 'Comfortable and Relaxed: Furnishing the Home and Nation', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol 16, no 1 , pp 53 - 66.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2001), 'Middle Eastern Appearances: "Ethnic Gangs", Moral Panic and Media Framing', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol 34, no 1 , pp 67 - 90.
  • Noble, G. and Baldwin, R. (2001), 'Sly chicks and troublemakers: car stickers, nonsense and the allure of strangeness', Social Semiotics, vol 11, no 1 , pp 75 - 89.

Other Publications

  • 2019, 'It's Complex! Working with Students of Refugee Backgrounds and Their Families in New South Wales Public Schools', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Rethinking Multiculturalism, Reassessing Multicultural Education. Project Report Number 3: Knowledge Translation and Action Research', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Rethinking Multiculturalism, Reassessing Multicultural Education. Project Report Number 2: Perspectives on Multicultural Education', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Rethinking Multiculturalism, Reassessing Multicultural Education. Project Report Number 1: Surveying New South Wales Public School Teachers', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Rethinking Multiculturalism, Reassessing Multicultural Education: International Symposium, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, 30-31 August 2011: Report', Research Report
  • 2009, 'Parents, Diversity and Cultures of Home and School', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Cultural Practices and Learning: Diversity, Discipline and Dispositions in Schooling', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Community Languages Matter: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Community Languages Program in New South Wales', Research Report
  • 2006, 'Mobility, Gender and Young Drivers: Second Report of the Transforming Drivers Study of Young People and Driving', Research Report
  • 2006, 'Connecting Diversity: Paradoxes of Multicultural Australia', Research Report
  • 2005, 'Youth, Media and Driving Messages', Research Report
  • 2005, 'Youth, Media and Driving Messages: Summary', Research Report

Professor Greg Noble researches across the intersecting areas of: youth, ethnicity and identity, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism, Bourdieusian theory, material culture and subjectivity, and the cultural analysis of education. His current research includes the ARC Discovery Project 'Transforming Australian Cultural Fields (with Prof. Tony Bennett et al.) and the ARC Linkage project, 'Rethinking Multiculturalism, Reassessing Multicultural Education' (with Associate Prof. Megan Watkins and Prof. Kevin Dunn). Greg has published six books - including, most recently, Disposed to Learn (Bloomsbury, 2013) and On Being Lebanese in Australia (Lebanese American University, 2010) - and many journal articles, book chapters and reports.

This information has been contributed by Professor Noble.

Current Projects

Title: Assembling and Governing Habits
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Tony Bennett, Gay Hawkins and Gregory Noble
Years: 2017-06-30 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00023217

Previous Projects

Title: Discipline and Diversity: Cultural Practices and Dispositions of Learning
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Gregory Noble and Megan Watkins
Years: 2005-11-30 - 2008-06-30
ID: P0014558
Title: The Cultural Research Network [via UQLD]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Gregory Noble, Zoe Sofoulis, Kay Anderson and Ien Ang
Years: 2005-07-21 - 2010-07-21
ID: P0014826
Title: Informal Pathways to Wellbeing: Cultural forms of belonging, inclusion and engagement for young people in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Gregory Noble
Years: 2006-12-28 - 2010-12-30
ID: P0014867
Title: A Pilot Study of the NSW Community Languages Schools Program - an extension of the empirical base
Funder:
  • NSW Federation of Community Language Schools
Western Researchers: Gregory Noble and Bruno Di Biase
Years: 2007-03-12 - 2007-04-30
ID: P0015604
Title: A Pilot Study of the NSW Community Languages Schools Program
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Gregory Noble and Bruno Di Biase
Years: 2006-06-20 - 2006-09-20
ID: P0015227
Title: Transforming Drivers: Driving as Social, cultural and Gendered Practice
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • National Roads and Motorists Association Ltd
Western Researchers: Zoe Sofoulis, Gregory Noble and Sarah Redshaw
Years: 2003-02-04 - 2006-02-03
ID: P0012592
Title: She Be Faz'i (Something to fear): Lebanese Australian young men from teenages to adults during 'ethnic gang' panics in western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Scott Poynting and Gregory Noble
Years: 2003-01-04 - 2004-01-31
ID: P0011718
Title: Driving Messages: Meanings and Counter Meanings
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Zoe Sofoulis, Gregory Noble and Sarah Redshaw
Years: 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
ID: P0011554
Title: Multiculturalism Research Project (Living Diversity 2)
Funder:
  • Special Broadcasting Service Corporation
Western Researchers: Ien Ang and Gregory Noble
Years: 2005-07-19 - 2011-12-31
ID: P0014909
Title: The Middle East from the Outer West: International News and Arab Diasporas
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Ien Ang, Gregory Noble and David Rowe
Years: 2006-06-08 - 2007-06-07
ID: P0015167
Title: SBS and Trends in Multiculturalism
Funder:
  • Special Broadcasting Service Corporation
Western Researchers: Ien Ang and Gregory Noble
Years: 2001-12-06 - 2002-07-31
ID: P0013034
Title: Everyday experiences of gender, sexuality and ethnicity among young people in south-western and southern Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Lebanese Communities Council
  • FPA Health
  • Lebanese Muslim Association
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • Australian Multicultural Foundation
Western Researchers: Scott Poynting and Gregory Noble
Years: 2003-04-08 - 2004-03-02
ID: P0010748
Title: Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Tony Bennett, David Rowe, Gregory Noble, Emma Waterton and Deborah Stevenson
Years: 2014-05-14 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00021441
Title: The Just-in-Time Self: Young Men, Skill and Narratives of Aspiration in the New Economy
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: George Morgan and Gregory Noble
Years: 2009-01-01 - 2011-12-31
ID: P0016042
Title: Reassessing Multicultural Education Pilot Project
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Megan Watkins and Gregory Noble
Years: 2008-06-12 - 2011-12-31
ID: P00016217
Title: Studying Transnationality: Masterclass, seminar and grant proposal with Professor John Eade
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of the Humanities
Western Researchers: Gregory Noble
Years: 2010-01-14 - 2010-02-01
ID: P00017671
Title: Rethinking Multiculturalism/Reassessing Multicultural Education
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
  • NSW Institute of Teachers
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Megan Watkins, Gregory Noble and Kevin Dunn
Years: 2010-11-12 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00017819
Title: Mapping the Educational Experiences of Refugee Students (MEERS)
Funder:
  • NSW Teachers Federation
Western Researchers: Megan Watkins and Gregory Noble
Years: 2017-11-13 - 2018-12-01
ID: P00024604

Supervision

Professor Noble is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: On the Outskirts: An Investigation of 'Roller Culture' in the Women's Sport of Roller Derby
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The 'Race' for Camden. The Camden Islamic School Controversy.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Cultural Leadership - What Does it Mean and It's Relevance to Australia's Arts and Cultural Sectorn in the 'Age of Complexity'
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Forever Reblogging this: The Benefits of Using Tumblr for Vulnerable Young People Seeking Intimacy and Community Online
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Chinese and Italian Place Brands in Contemporary Sydney: Assembling Ethnicity and the City
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture
Thesis Title: 'Everything Creative is Non-Leb': The Creative Vocational Aspirations of Arab-Australian Young Men
Field of Research: Studies In Human Society

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