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Senior Lecturer, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University

Dr George Morgan’s research interests range from urban studies to Aboriginality and post-colonialism, to youth and precarious labour, to the politics of moral panics. His current research considers how urban working class and minority (including Aboriginal and Middle Eastern) youth respond to the challenges of finding work and developing vocational aspirations in the ‘creative industries’. His books include (as sole author) Unsettled Places: Aboriginal People and Urbanisation in New South Wales (Wakefield Press, 2006); (as editor – both with Scott Poynting) Outrageous: Moral Panics in Australia (ACYS Press, 2007) and Global Islamophobia (Ashgate). He is currently working (collaboratively with three others) on a book manuscript based on the Just-in-Time Self project and on another on Australian cities in the era of global warming.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney