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Associate professor, Macquarie University

Amanda is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Macquarie University. Her research interests include global cities and diversity; materialities, civilities, and 'sensibilities' of urban life; multiculturalism and 'lived diversity' (especially 'everyday multiculturalism') in Australia and Singapore; race and interethnic relations; cultural attachments to and formations of place, especially in relation to multicultural cities; national and cultural identities; diasporic, transnational and migrant communities; labour mobility in and from Asia; and experiences of low-wage migrant labourers in Australia and Asia.

She has held a number of large Australian Research Council Grants and has extensive experience in advising and undertaking commissioned research for government on issues of diversity and strategies to tackle racism. Amanda has supervised numerous PhD projects on topics surrounding everyday multiculturalism, transnational and diasporic communities, global cities, and migrant settlement


  • 2003–present
    Associate professor, Macquarie University
  • 2001–2003
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University


  • 2002 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Everyday Multiculturalism at Work
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociology Association
  • International Sociological Association
  • American Sociological Association

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)