Doctor Peter Bansel

Doctor Peter Bansel

Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research,
Dean's Unit, School of Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer,
Anthropology & Sociology

Biography

Peter Bansel is Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research, a lecturer in Sociology, and a member of Sexualities and Genders Research in the School of Social Sciences at Western Sydney University. His interdisciplinary research is characterised by three broad interests: neoliberalism, Higher Education and policy analysis; biography, narrative and experiences of difference and diversity, and; identity, digital life, social worlds and wellbeing, with a specific focus on young people. His work on Higher Education and neoliberalism analyses and critiques the emergence of the enterprise university, the marketisation of education in a global knowledge economy, and the impacts of managerialist audit cultures on academic work and the lives of academic workers. His work on biography is particularly interested in the ways in which institutional practices produce specific identities through: the materialisation of the ambitions of government as the ambitions and desires of the individual, and; the historical, political and social production of multiple and variable formations of sexualities and genders. His work on digital life and social worlds is concerned with the relationships between technology and identity, and between material objects, practices and language in forming and transforming lived experience, especially as related to questions of individual and collective wellbeing.  

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney

Interests

  • Digital life
  • Education Policy
  • Health and Well-being
  • Qualitative and Post-Structural Research Theory and Methodology
  • Sexuality, Gender and Ethics
  • Subjectivity

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Social Sciences
  • Anthropology & Sociology

Contact

Email: P.Bansel@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6325
Mobile:
Location: 3.5.10

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Bansel, P. and Linnell, S. (2018), ''Terre Cherie-Ed U. K. Shone' : a desiring machine for rappin' and extrapolatin' on the monstrosities of academia', Writing with Deleuze in the Academy: Creating Monsters, Springer 9789811320644.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Whittaker, A., Cooper, E., Parada, R., Denson, N. and Bansel, P. (2017), 'Moving beyond essentialism : Aboriginal parental perceptions of school bullying and school engagement', Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families, Palgrave 9781137534347.
  • Bansel, P. and Keltie, E. (2016), 'Labouring over the truth : learning to be/come queer', Interrupting the Psy-Disciplines in Education, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137513045.
  • Bansel, P. (2015), 'A narrative approach to policy analysis', Education Policy and Contemporary Theory: Implications for Research, Routledge 9780415736558.
  • Bansel, P. (2012), 'Resisting and re/counting the power of number : the one in the many and the many in the one', Discourse, Power, and Resistance Down Under, Sense 9789462090354.
  • Bansel, P. (2012), 'Reanimating adulthood / Animated becoming', Queer and Subjugated Knowledges: Generating Subversive Imaginaries, Bentham Science 9781608053391.
  • Walkerdine, V. and Bansel, P. (2010), 'Neoliberalism, Work and Subjectivity: Towards a More Complex Account', The SAGE Handbook of Identities, Sage 9781412934114.
  • Bansel, P. and Davies, B. (2010), 'Through a love of what Neoliberalism puts at risk', Re-Positioning University Governance and Academic Work, Sense 9789460911729.
  • Davies, B., Gannon, S., Zabrodska, K., Bansel, P. and Camden-Pratt, C. (2009), 'Reflections on a day in the art class', Pedagogical encounters, Peter Lang 9781433108174.
  • Davies, B., Camden-Pratt, C., Ellwood, C., Gannon, S., Zabrodska, K. and Bansel, P. (2009), 'Second skin: The architecture of pedagogical encounters', Pedagogical encounters, Peter Lang 9781433108174.
  • Davies, B. and Bansel, P. (2007), 'Through a Love of What Neoliberalism Puts at Risk', Magtballader : 14 fort?llinger om magt, modstand og menneskers tilblivelse, The Danish School of Education Press 9788776841928.

Journal Articles

  • Bansel, P., Perell, D. and Tang, S. (2020), 'What is this moment we are caught in?', Gender, Work and Organization, vol 27, no 1 , pp 117 - 128.
  • Salter, M., Robinson, K., Ullman, J., Denson, N., Ovenden, G., Noonan, K., Bansel, P. and Huppatz, K. (2020), '[In Press] Gay, bisexual, and queer men's attitudes and understandings of intimate partner violence and sexual assault', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, .
  • Bansel, P. (2015), 'The subject of policy', Critical Studies in Education, vol 56, no 1 , pp 5 - 20.
  • Bansel, P. and Davies, B. (2014), 'Assembling Oscar, assembling South Africa, assembling affects', Emotion, Space and Society, vol 13 , pp 40 - 45.
  • Bansel, P. (2013), 'Losing oneself and finding the other : a response to Jonathan Silin', Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, vol 14, no 1 , pp 24 - 28.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Denson, N. and Bansel, P. (2013), 'Teacher racism, academic self-concept, and multiculturation : investigating adaptive and maladaptive relations with academic disengagement and self-sabotage for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students', Australian Psychologist, vol 48, no 3 , pp 226 - 237.
  • Bansel, P. (2013), 'Same but different : space, time and narrative', Literacy, vol 47, no 1 , pp 4 - 9.
  • Halse, C. and Bansel, P. (2012), 'The learning alliance : ethics in doctoral supervision', Oxford Review of Education, vol 38, no 4 , pp 377 - 392.
  • Bansel, P. (2011), 'Becoming academic: a reflection on doctoral candidacy', Studies in Higher Education, vol 36, no 5 , pp 543 - 556.
  • Davies, B. and Bansel, P. (2010), 'Governmentality and academic work: Shaping the hearts and minds of academic workers', Journal for Curriculum Theorizing, vol 26, no 3 , pp 9 - 26.
  • Bansel, P., Davies, B., Laws, C. and Linnell, S. (2009), 'Bullies, bullying and power in the contexts of schooling', British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol 30, no 1 , pp 59 - 69.
  • Linnell, S., Bansel, P., Ellwood, C. and Gannon, S. (2008), 'Precarious listening', Qualitative Inquiry, vol 14, no 2 , pp 285 - 306.
  • Bansel, P., Davies, B., Gannon, S. and Linnell, S. (2008), 'Technologies of audit at work on the writing subject : a discursive analysis', Studies in Higher Education, vol 33, no 6 , pp 673 - 683.
  • Davies, B. and Bansel, P. (2007), 'Neoliberalism and education', International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, vol 20, no 3 , pp 247 - 259.
  • Bansel, P. (2007), 'Subjects of Choice and Lifelong Learning', International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, vol 20, no 3 , pp 283 - 300.
  • Davies, B., Gottsche, M. and Bansel, P. (2006), 'The Rise and Fall of the Neo-liberal University', European Journal of Education, vol 41, no 2 , pp 305 - 319.
  • Davies, B. and Bansel, P. (2005), 'The time of their lives? academic workers in neoliberal time(s)', Health Sociology Review, vol 14, no 1 , pp 47 - 58.

Conference Papers

  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Paradies, Y., Parada, R., Denson, N., Priest, N. and Bansel, P. (2012), 'Theory and research on bullying and racism from an Aboriginal Australian perspective', Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference, Sydney.

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Advancing LGBTQ+ Safety and Inclusion: Understanding the Lived Experiences and Health Needs of Sexuality and Gender Diverse People in Greater Western Sydney', Report
  • 2020, 'Understandings and Responses to Domestic Violence in the African Great Lakes Communities of Western Sydney', Report
  • 2019, 'Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equality Fund Final Report 2019: Redressing the Promotion Gap: Practices and Processes to Minimise Gender Disparities in Academic Advancement', Report
  • 2019, 'Sorting it Out: Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GBTIQ) Men's Attitudes and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault', Report
  • 2016, 'Young Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees in Australia: Using Digital Storytelling Practices to Capture Settlement Experiences and Social Cohesion', Report
  • 2014, 'Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who Are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse', Report

Previous Projects

Title: An Historical Analysis of Queer Youth Identitites: A Pilot Study
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kerry Robinson, Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Years: 2012-11-15 - 2014-01-31
ID: P00021223
Title: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre - YAWCRC - Engaging Creativity Through Technologies P2:P2
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Kerry Robinson, Nida Denson, Peter Bansel, Tanya Notley, Katrina Sandbach, Michelle Catanzaro and Milissa Deitz
Years: 2013-06-25 - 2016-12-25
ID: P00021345
Title: Babera dariadya yawing (Echoes of a flawed truth): investigating theory and practice on the interplay between bullying and racism [via Macquarie Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Peter Bansel and Roberto Parada
Years: 2013-06-30 - 2015-04-13
ID: P00020969
Title: ACON Western Sydney LGBTIQ safety and Inclusion
Funder:
  • ACON Health Limited
Western Researchers: Kerry Robinson, Peter Bansel, Nida Denson and Jacqueline Ullman
Years: 2019-03-18 - 2021-06-25
ID: P00025655
Title: Young and Resilient Living Lab Foundation Project
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Tanya Notley, Louise Crabtree-Hayes, Katrina Sandbach, Michelle Catanzaro, Peter Bansel, Nida Denson and Milissa Deitz
Years: 2016-12-05 - 2018-04-12
ID: P00023561
Title: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre - YAWCRC - Empowering LGBTIQ young people to navigate the socio-medical setting [via WA AIDS Council - Freedom Centre and Twenty10 - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Kerry Robinson, Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Years: 2015-01-01 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00022300
Title: CER and Liverpool Schools Network [via Liverpool Schools Network]
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Years: 2010-11-23 - 2011-11-01
ID: P00019780
Title: YAWCRC - Performing Queer: Young people challenging vulnerabilities and inequities through performance ethnography and handheld technologies
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Kerry Robinson, Peter Bansel and Nida Denson
Years: 2012-03-01 - 2013-12-31
ID: P00020856
Title: Examining the psychometric properties of socioeconomic status indicators for higher education
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Years: 2010-05-10 - 2010-10-10
ID: P00018864
Title: Schools First [via Liverpool Schools Network]
Funder:
  • National Australia Bank
Western Researchers: Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Years: 2011-08-16 - 2012-07-31
ID: P00020453
Title: The impact of the EdD on public education
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Moira Carmody and Peter Bansel
Years: 2010-09-22 - 2013-01-31
ID: P00019308
Title: Building cultures of respect and safety in student housing
Funder:
  • University of Technology Sydney
Western Researchers: Moira Carmody and Peter Bansel
Years: 2012-03-06 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00020678

Supervision

Doctor Bansel is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Building a Collaborative Culture of Enquiry, Teamwork and Enhanced Pedagogies in a Low SES Environment Utilising Flexible Staffing Models
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Lure of the East: Arthur Streeton's Nineteenth Century Sojourn to Cairo Reaches Across Time and Culture. Re-tracing the Footsteps of Ancient Islamic Culture and Artistic Identity is Venerated in the Twenty First Century.
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: "All in the Game of School" - Structuring a Socially Cohesive School
Field of Research: Other Education

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