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.