Farida Fozdar (aka Tilbury) completed her PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, and began as a lecturer in Sociology and Community Development at Murdoch University in 2003. In 2011 she received an ARC Future Fellowship which she took up at UWA.
Farida uses qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the ways in which racial, ethnic, national and religious identities are constructed, issues around refugee and migrant settlement, and questions of cultural diversity. She has a particular interest in discourse analysis. Farida undertakes social research consultancies including evaluating programs to assist migrants and refugees with re-settlement.