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Dr

Ellen van Holstein

Research Fellow In Urban Geography
social sciences
geography
governance
space
city
politics
environmental sciences & ecology
land
science & technology
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Dr

Ellen van Holstein

 
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Dr

Ellen van Holstein

 

I am a Research Fellow in Urban Geographer at the University of Melbourne. I have a PhD in Cultural Geography from the University of Wollongong, a MA in Archaeology, Art and Urban History, a MSc In Cultural Geography (cum laude) and a BA in Art History from the University of Groningen.

In 2018 I held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne in association with the ARC Discovery Project ‘Sustainability and climate change adaption: unlocking the potential of ethnic diversity’.

My research explores the emergence of community in contemporary cities through interventions such as community engagement policies, participatory citizenship mechanisms, digital technologies and grassroots placemaking initiatives. I approach communities as constantly emerging and changing configurations that are co-constituted by the material environment, discourse, social practice and non-human others and objects. My aim is to emphasize both the exclusionary and inclusive potential of community groups, and to reveal how and when the discourses and policies of ‘community’ serve select groups.

I am currently working on the ARC Discovery Project ‘The Disability Inclusive City’. With Ilan Wiesel, Brendan Gleeson and Christine Bigby, I analyze the barriers experienced by people with intellectual disability when accessing and participating in community services and places. Focusing our fieldwork in North Eastern Melbourne, Geelong, Western Sydney and Newcastle, we ask what adjustments are occurring or necessary to make Australian cities more inclusive and empowering for people with intellectual disability.

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Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow In Urban Geography

Geography

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Wollongong

Art, Architectural History and Archaeology

University of Groningen

Cultural Geography

University of Groningen

Art and Architectural History

University of Groningen