Lecturer in Geography and Urban Studies, Western Sydney University

Dr Alanna Kamp is Lecturer in Geography and Urban Studies in the Urban Research Program, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University. She is also a research fellow in the Young and Resilient Research Centre (WSU) and member of the Challenging Racism Project (WSU) and Diversity and Human Rights Research Centre (WSU). Dr Kamp’s research contributions lie in the areas of Australian multiculturalism and cultural diversity, experiences of migration and migrant settlement, racism and anti-racism, national identity, citizenship and intersectional experiences of belonging/exclusion. Her work utilises national-level quantitative methods as well as smaller-scale qualitative techniques that are influenced by multi-disciplinary research (post-colonialism, feminism, history, diaspora etc). She has published pioneering (and award winning) work on Chinese Australian women’s experiences of national and cultural identity, participation and contribution, racism and belonging. She has also published in the areas of Indigenous Studies, Asian Australian Studies, and Islamophobia.


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer in Geography and Urban Studies, Western Sydney University
  • 2015–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Western Sydney University


  • 2014 
    Western Sydney University, PhD/Geography
  • 2007 
    University of New South Wales, BSc (Geography)
  • 2007 
    University of New South Wales, BA (History and English)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    What Next for Diversity?
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers
  • Geographical Society of NSW