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Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, UNSW Sydney

Sukhmani Khorana is a Scientia Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of the Arts and Media at UNSW.
She has published extensively on the representation of diversity, empathy in relation to refugees, and the politics of food. She is the author of 'The Tastes and Politics of Inter-Cultural Food in Australia' (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) and 'Mediated Emotions of Migration: Reclaiming Affect for Agency' (Bristol University Press, 2022).


  • 2023–present
    Associate professor, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW
  • 2020–2022
    Senior research fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
  • 2013–2020
    Senior Lecturer, Cultural Studies, University of Wollongong
  • 2011–2012
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Film and Television, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (CCCS) at University of Queensland


  • 2010 
    University of Adelaide, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Migration, Cultural Diversity and Television: Reflecting Modern Australia
    Funding Source:
    Australia Research Council
  • 2013
    Gondwanalandings: Voices of the Emerging Indian Diaspora in Australia
    Funding Source:
    Australia India Council (DFAT)

Research Areas

  • Film, Television And Digital Media (1902)
  • Asian Cultural Studies (200202)
  • Screen And Media Culture (200212)
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies (200209)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)