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Karen Farquharson

Head Of School, Social And Political Sciences
Social And Political Sciences
social sciences
sociology
social science
australia
race
politics
media
sudanese australians
gender
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Prof

Karen Farquharson

 
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Arts
 
Primary Interest
Sociology of racism
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Prof

Karen Farquharson

 

Karen Farquharson is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Melbourne. Her research is focused on the sociology of ‘race’ and racism, ethnicity, and diversity, particularly in the contexts of media and sport.

Her recent work has looked at how organisations manage diversity including organisational opportunities for and barriers to increasing diversity.

Karen is co-author of three books including Qualitative Social Research: Contemporary Methods for the Digital Age (2016) and co-editor of three collections, most recently Australian Media and the Politics of Belonging (2018) and Relating Worlds of Racism: Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness (2018). She is author of over 35 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has supervised 17 PhD students to completion.
Karen was educated at Harvard University (MA, PhD) and the University of California, Berkeley (BA). Her work on the ‘Media treatment and communication needs of Sudanese-Australians’ and ‘Participation versus performance: managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural diversity in junior sport’ was supported by Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants.

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Head Of School, Social And Political Sciences

Social And Political Sciences

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Harvard University

Master of Arts

Harvard University

Bachelor of Arts

University of California - Berkeley