Professor Kevin Dunn

Professor, Geography and Urban Studies

» Contact DetailsProfessor Kevin Dunn, University of Western Sydney

Biography

Kevin Dunn is the Dean of the School of Social Science and Psychology and Professor in Human Geography and Urban Studies. He commenced this position at UWS in May 2008. He was formerly at the University of NSW (1995-2008), and the University of Newcastle (1991-1995). His areas of research include: immigration and settlement; Islam in Australia; the geographies of racism; and local government and multiculturalism. He teaches cultural and social geography, migration and urban studies. Recent books include Landscapes: Ways of Imagining the World (2003) and Introducing Human Geography: Globalisation, Difference and Inequality (2000).

Qualifications

BA (W'gong); PhD (Newcastle); FNGS

Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Human Geography; Urban Studies; Race and Ethnic Studies. 

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Grants / Current projects

"Rethinking multiculturalism / re-assessing multicultural education", 2010-14. Australian Research Council, Linkage Project.

ARC Discovery Project 'Ethnic discrimination in the private rental housing market". Funded for 2011 to 2013

"Racism Data Collection Project" (NT, WA, Tasmania ), Emerging Issues Funding, Living in Harmony Section , Department of Immigration and Citizenship, 2008

"Constructing regionally appropriate anti-racism strategies for Australia", Australian Research Council, Linkage Project, 2008-10

"Revising Face the Facts", Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission of Australian; Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia, &; the Human Rights Commission (ACT), 2007-8

Survey of racist attitudes & awareness of anti-racism instruments, ACT and Sth Aust", Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission of Australian; Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia, &; the Human Rights Commission (ACT), 2007

"Managing cultural diversity on Australian construction sites", Australian Research Council, Linkage Project, 2007-10

"Strangers in Our Midst? Intolerance and Discrimination Towards Minority Cultural Groups in Victoria", Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 2006-7

"Chinese transnationalism compared: Australia & France", Australian Research Council, Linkage International, 2006

Comparing racism in Australia and Canada, Australian Research Council, Linkage International, 2005

Selected Publications

Book chapters

Book coverDunn, K.M. 2009: "Performing Australian nationalisms at Cronulla", in Noble, G. (Ed.) Lines in the Sand (opens in a new window)(Institute of Criminology Press), 76-94 (Chapter 5), ISBN 9780975196786

Dunn, K.M., 2009: "Public attitudes towards hijab-wearing in Australia", in Dreher, T. and Ho, C. (eds) Beyond the Hijab Debates: New Conversations on Gender, Race and Religion, (opens in a new window)(Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press), 31-51 (Chapter 2), ISBN: 1-4438-0169-0, ISBN(13): 978-1-4438-0169-0

Dunn, K.M. & Forrest, J. 2008: "Contemporary manifestations on racism in Australia", in Gopalkrishnan N. and Hurriyet B. (Ed.) Racisms in the New World Order: Realities of Culture, Colour and Identity (opens in a new window)(Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), 95-106 (Chapter Seven), ISBN 1-84718-223-2

Refereed journal articles

Dunn, K.M., and Nelson J. (2011) "Challenging the Public Denial of Racism: A Deeper Multiculturalism", (opens in a new window) Journal of Intercultural Studies, 32(6), 587-602

Forrest J. and Dunn, K.M. (2011) "Attitudes to diversity: new perspectives on the ethnic geography of Brisbane, Australia", (opens in a new window) Australian Geographer, 42(4), 435-453.

Nelson, J., Paradies, Y & Dunn, KM. (2011) "Bystander Anti-Racism: A Review of the Literature" (opens in a new window) Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 11(1), 263-284.

Dunn, K.M., and Nelson J. (2011) "Challenging the Public Denial of Racism: A Deeper Multiculturalism", (opens in a new window) Journal of Intercultural Studies, 32(6), 587-602. DoI 21 November 2011. 

Pedersen, A., Paradies, Y., Hartley, L.K. and Dunn, K.M. (2011) "Bystander antiprejudice: Cross-cultural education, links with positivity towards cultural "outgroups" and preparedness to speak out", (opens in a new window) Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 5(1), 19-30

Dunn, K.M., Pelleri, D. and Maeder-Han K. (2011) "Attacks on Indian students: the commerce of denial in Australia", (opens in a new window) Race and Class, 52(4), 71-88

Dunn, K.M., Kamp, A, Shaw W., Forrest, J. & Paradies, Y. (2010) "Indigenous Australians' attitudes towards multiculturalism, cultural diversity, 'race' and racism", (opens in a new window) Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 13(4), 19-31

Forrest, J. & Dunn, K.M. (2010) "Attitudes to Multicultural Values in Diverse Spaces in Australia's Immigrant Cities, Sydney and Melbourne", (opens in a new window) Space and Polity, Vol. 14(1), 81–102

Stevenson D, Dunn K.M., Possamai A., Piracha, A. (2010) "Religious Belief across 'Post-Secular Sydney: the multiple trend in (de)secularisation", (opens in a new window) The Australian Geographer, 41(3), 323-350

Loosemore M., Phua F., Dunn K. and Ozguc, U. (2010) "Operative experiences of cultural diversity on Australian construction sites", Construction Management and Economics, 28(2), 177–188

Dunn, K.M. (2010) "Embodied transnationalism: bodies in transnational spaces", Population, Space, Place, 16(1), 1-9. Published online 3 November 2009 in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) (opens in a new window) DOI: 10.1002/psp.593

Dunn, Kevin M., Forrest J., Pe-Pua, R., Hynes M. and Maeder-Han, K. (2009) "Cities of race hatred? The spheres of racism and anti-racism in contemporary Australian cities", Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1(1), 1-14

Kenna T.E. and Dunn, K.M. 2009: "The virtuous discourses of private communities", (opens in a new window)Geography Compass, 3, 10.1111

Dunn K.M. & Ip D. 2008: "Putting Transnationalism in Context: comparing Hong Kong Chinese-Australians in Sydney and Brisbane",(opens in a new window) The Australian Geographer, 39(1), 81-98

Dunn K.M. 2008: "Guest Editorial – Comparative analyses of transnationalism: a geographic contribution to the field",(opens in a new window) The Australian Geographer, 39(1), 1-7 

Dunn, K.M., Klocker, N. & Salabay, T., 2007: "Contemporary racism and Islamaphobia in Australia: racialising religion",(opens in a new window) Ethnicities, 7(4), 564-589

Forrest, J. & Dunn, K.M., 2007: "Constructing racism in Sydney, Australia's largest ethniCity",(opens in a new window) Urban Studies, 44(4), 699-721

Perrin R-L & Dunn KM. 2007: "Tracking the settlement of North African immigrants: speculations on the social & cultural impacts of a newly arrived immigrant group",(opens in a new window) The Australian Geographer, 38(2), 253-273

Forrest, J. & Dunn, K.M., 2006: "Racism and intolerance in Eastern Australia: a geographic perspective",(opens in a new window) The Australian Geographer, 37(2), 167-186

Dunn, K.M., 2005: "A paradigm of transnationalism for migration studies", New Zealand Population Review, 31(2), 15-31

Dunn, K.M., 2005: "Australian public knowledge of Islam", Studia Islamika, 12(1), 1-32

Dunn, K.M., 2006: "A comparative genealogy on place: cultural geography and cultural studies",(opens in a new window) Geographical Research, 44(4), 423-426

Forrest, J. & Dunn, K.M., 2006: "'Core' culture hegemony and ethnic identity: perceptions of the privileged position of Australians with British backgrounds",(opens in a new window) Ethnicities, 6(2), 237-264

Hay, I., Dunn, K.M. & Street, A., 2005: "Making the most of your conference journey",(opens in a new window) Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 29(1), 159-171

Dunn, K.M., 2005: "Repetitive and troubling discourses of nationalism in the local politics of mosque development in Sydney, Australia",(opens in a new window) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 23(1), 29-50

Dunn, K.M., 2004: "Islam in Australia: contesting the discourse of absence",(opens in a new window) The Australian Geographer, 35(3), 333-353

Dunn, K.M., Forrest, J., Burnley, I. & McDonald, A., 2004: "Constructing racism in Australia",(opens in a new window) Australian Journal of Social Issues, 39(4), 409-430

Klocker, N. & Dunn, K.M., 2003: "Who's driving the asylum debate? Newspaper and Government representations of asylum seekers",(opens in a new window) Media International Australia, 109, 71-92

Dunn, K.M., 2003: "Using cultural geography to engage contested constructions of ethnicity and citizenship in Sydney",(opens in a new window) Social and Cultural Geography, 4(2), 153-165

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Refereed conference papers

Dunn, K.M., Kenna, T.E. & Burnley, I.H. (2007) "A holistic approach to studying social segregation in Australian cities", State of Australian Cities 3rd National Conference (Adelaide University, Brisbane), 28 – 30 Nov.

Dunn, K.M., Forrest, J., Pe-Pua, R. & Smith, S. (2005) "Experiences of racism in the Australian body politics: extent, spheres, and cultural unevenness" in Khoo, T. (ed.), The Body Politic: Racialised Political Cultures in Australia (Refereed Proceedings from the UQ Australian Studies Centre Conference, Brisbane, 24-26 November 2004), University of Queensland Australian Studies Centre and Monash University National Centre for Australian Studies.

Dunn, K.M., (2003): "New cultural geographies in Australia: identity, citizenship and space", B. Garner (Ed.) Geography's New Frontiers Conference Proceedings, Conference Papers No. 17, The Geographical Society of New South Wales, Gladesville, 189-200.

Reports

Thompson, S., Dunn, K.M., Burnley, I.H., Murphy, P. & Hanna B., 1998: Multiculturalism and Local Governance: A National Perspective (Sydney, New South Wales Department of Local Government, Ethnic Affairs Commission of New South Wales and University of New South Wales), pp. 110.

Awards / Honours

Elected a Fellow of the Geographical Society of New South Wales (2004) (FNGS).

Authored the lead article in the journal issue of Geodate (2003) which was awarded first prize in the AGTA Awards for 'Geographic Publishing' in 2004.

Human Geography text awarded first prize in the tertiary category for wholly Australian texts (the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2000).

Professional Activities

Director, WESTIR Ltd, 2008-

Representative to Heads of Geography Program meetings (in 2002 and 2003)

Member of the Academy of Sciences, National Committee for Geography (1999 and 2004)

Councillor of the Geographical Society of New South Wales (1995-)

President of the Geographical Society of New South Wales (2008-)

Editorial Board Geographical Research (2006-), and Geography Compass (2006-)