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Sukhmani Khorana

Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University

Sukhmani Khorana is a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow at the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Western Sydney. Sukhmani 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' and has a forthcoming book on the mediated emotions of migration (Bristol University Press, 2022).


  • 2020–present
    VC's Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society at 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)