Doctor Alanna Kamp

Doctor Alanna Kamp

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Urban Research Program (SSAP)

Biography

Dr Alanna Kamp (BA BSc (UNSW); PhD (WSU)) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Urban Research Program, School of Social Sciences and Psychology.

Her PhD was completed at Western Sydney University (2014) and focused on the experiences of belonging and exclusion of female Chinese Australians in the White Australia Policy era. Most recently, Alanna was Co-Chief Investigator on the Challenging Racism Project’s ‘Face Up to Racism: 2015-2016 National Survey’ (commissioned by SBS) which investigated the extent and variation of racist attitudes and experiences of racism in Australia.

Alanna is interested in feminist and postcolonial understandings of the migrant experience and attitudes to immigration in Australia. She is particularly interested in the ways in which historical geographies of migrant experience have contemporary relevance and shape current community experiences and identities.

Alanna is currently working on a project titled: 'Creating a Nation: Women, Reproduction, and Australian Nation Building'. This project aims to challenge patriarchal and ethnocentric understandings of the development of modern Australia by tracking how women’s (raced, classed, sexualised, aged etc) bodies have been constructed as central to the development of Australia’s population and identity. 

Alanna has been part of the research and teaching team at Western Sydney University since 2008 within the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, School of Education and Institute for Culture and Society. She has been involved in various research projects examining racism/anti-racism, the effects of the NSW Police Counter-Radicalisation Community Engagement Model, and experiences of Same-Sex Attracted Youth in Western Sydney.

She has taught in the areas of Human Geography, Development Studies and Applied Social Research. She is currently the Unit Coordinator of Cultural and Social Geographies (Level 2).

This information has been contributed by Doctor Kamp.

Qualifications

  • PHD University of Western Sydney
  • BSc(HumGeo) University of New South Wales
  • BA University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • Geographical Society of NSW (2011 - 2017)
  • Institute of Australian Geographers (2017 - 2017)

Awards

  • University Medal in Geography (UNSW) 2008-04-17
  • The Jack Mabbutt Medal (UNSW) 2008-04-17
  • Jim Rose Geography Award (Geographical Society of NSW) 2007-11-16
  • Faculty Vacation Research Scholarship (UNSW) 2006-04-10
  • The United Association of Women Prize 2005-04-26

Interests

  • Australian History
  • Historical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Immigration and Racism
  • Postcolonial Feminist Geography

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Urban Research Program (SSAP)

Contact

Email: A.Kamp@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
(02) 9685 9459
Mobile:
Location: EH.G.15
ParramattaEI.G.12
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101331 Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World, 2010
  • 101556 The Geographies of Social Difference, 2010
  • 101331 Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World, 2011
  • 101276 Working with Communities, 2014
  • 101552 Applied Social Research, 2014
  • 101556 The Geographies of Social Difference, 2014
  • 101552 Applied Social Research, 2015
  • 101552 Applied Social Research, 2016
  • 101552 Applied Social Research, 2017
  • 101590 Cultural and Social Geographies, 2018

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Dunn, K. and Kamp, A. (2015), 'The virtues and challenges of comparative analyses of immigration, migrant settlement and transnationalism', Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia, Palgrave 9781137474940.
  • Dunn, K. and Kamp, A. (2012), 'A failed political attempt to use global Islamophobia in Western Sydney : the 'Lindsay leaflet scandal'', Global Islamophobia : Muslims and Moral Panic in the West, Ashgate 9781409431190.
  • Dunn, K. and Kamp, A. (2009), 'The hopeful and exclusionary politics of Islam in Australia: looking for alternative geographies of 'Western Islam'', Muslim Spaces of Hope: Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West, Zed Books 9781848133006.

Journal Articles

  • Kamp, A. (2018), 'Chinese Australian women's 'homemaking' and contributions to the family economy in White Australia', Australian Geographer, vol 49, no 1 , pp 149 - 165.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Kamp, A. and McKinnon, S. (2018), 'Guest editorial : historical geographies down under', Australian Geographer, vol 49, no 1 , pp 1 - 3.
  • Dunn, K., Blair, K., Bliuc, A. and Kamp, A. (2018), 'Land and housing as crucibles of racist nationalism : Asian Australians' experiences', Geographical Research, vol 56, no 4 , pp 465 - 478.
  • Kamp, A., Dunn, K., Paradies, Y. and Blair, K. (2018), 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's attitudes towards Australian multiculturalism, cultural diversity, 'race' and racism, 2015-16', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol 2018, no 2 , pp 50 - 70.
  • Kamp, A., Alam, O., Blair, K. and Dunn, K. (2017), 'Australians' views on cultural diversity, nation and migration, 2015-16', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, vol 9, no 3 , pp 61 - 84.
  • Kamp, A. (2013), 'Chinese Australian women in White Australia : utilising available sources to overcome the challenge of "invisibility"', Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, vol 6 , pp 75 - 101.
  • Kamp, A. (2010), 'Formative geographies of belonging in white Australia : constructing the national self and other in parliamentary debate, 1901', Geographical Research, vol 48, no 4 , pp 411 - 426.
  • Dunn, K., Kamp, A., Shaw, W., Forrest, J. and Paradies, Y. (2010), 'Indigenous Australians' attitudes towards multiculturalism, cultural diversity, ?race' and racism', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, vol 13, no 4 , pp 19 - 31.

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Challenging Racism Project: 2015-16 National Survey', Research Report

Dr. Alanna Kamp's areas of research include the historical geographies of Chinese Australian experience, attitudes to immigration, and experiences of other non-white settlement throughout Australia's history and contemporary times. Her doctoral research, titled ‘Invisible Australians’: Chinese-Australian Women’s experiences of belonging and exclusion in the White Australia Period, 1901-1973, moved beyond patriarchal accounts of Chinese Australian settlement and experience in the White Australia Policy era (1901-1973) by providing an analysis of the lived experiences of Chinese Australian women in this historical period. 

As an historical and cultural geographer, and part of the Urban Research Program/Challenging Racism Project, Alanna is interested in feminist and postcolonial understandings of the migrant experience and attitudes to immigration in Australia. She is particularly interested in the ways in which historical geographies of migrant experience have contemporary relevance and shape current community experiences and identities. 

Alanna is currently working on a project titled: 'Creating a Nation: Women, Reproduction, and Australian Nation Building'. This project aims to challenge patriarchal and ethnocentric understandings of the development of modern Australia by tracking how women’s (raced, classed, sexualised, aged etc) bodies have been constructed as central to the development of Australia’s population and identity. 

Her recent publications include:

Kamp, A. (2018) 'Chinese Australian women’s ‘homemaking’ and contributions to the family economy in White Australia', Australian Geographer 49 (1), 149-165

Gorman-Murray, A., Kamp, A., McKinnon, S. (2018) 'Guest editorial: Historical geographies down under' , Australian Geographer 49 (1), 1-3

A Kamp, O Alam, K Blair, K Dunn (2017)' Australians’ views on cultural diversity, nation and migration, 2015-16', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9 (3), 61-84

K Blair, KM Dunn, A Kamp,  O Alam (2017) Challenginf Racism Project 2015-2016 National Survey Report, Western Sydney University.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Kamp.

Current Projects

Title: What Next for Diversity?
Funder:
  • Special Broadcasting Service Corporation
Western Researchers: Kevin Dunn, Alanna Kamp, Rachel Sharples, Nida Denson, Linda Briskman, Sonia Tascon, Jennifer Cheng and Thierno Diallo
Years: 2019-07-29 - 2020-12-14
ID: P00026012

Previous Projects

Title: Racism Survey for IS AR Pty Ltd
Funder:
  • IS AR Pty Ltd
Western Researchers:
Years: 2016-11-16 - 2017-07-10
ID: P00024317

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Deconstructing Incarceration: A Discursive Analysis of Judicial and Media Responses to Imprisonment in NSW
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Afghan Australian Identity
Field of Research:

Media

Title: Female Chinese Australians: A Feminist Tale of Multiculturalism, an interview with Dr Alanna Kamp
Description: by SoundMinds Radio, 23 August 2016
Title: Is Australia Racist?
Description: SBS Australia Documentary, aired nationally on March 27, 2017.

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