Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker

Dr Val Colic-Peisker is an Associate Professor (sociology) in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

 

Before becoming a full-time academic, Val worked as a radio-producer at the Croatian National Radio in Zagreb, a journalist and translator in the Croatian Press Agency (HINA) and as a freelance author. She has published extensively, in academic and mainstream media. Before joining RMIT University, she had worked Murdoch University (WA), University of Western Australia and Monash University.

Val’s research is interdisciplinary, theoretically as well as policy-oriented, spanning sociology, political science, social psychology and economics, and uses qualitative as well as quantitative research methods.

Val’s central research interests are in the areas of migration, mobility, globalisation, cosmopolitanism and Australian immigration and settlement policies. Her research has focused on notions of ethnicity/race, identity, community and class.

Val ’s recent publications cover topics such as labour and residential integration of immigrants in Australia, especially those from NESB; development of Australian multiculturalism; and homeownership in Australia.

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Migration, multiculturalism, ethnic relations, settlement of immigrants in Australia, refugee studies, post-communist Eastern Europe, urban studies, sociology of housing, non-English-speaking-background migrants in Australian labour market.

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A community of mourners: collective sentiment, national belonging and the Muslim ‘other’ after the ‘Sydney siege’

This paper analyses collective sentiment in media responses to the event known as the ‘Sydney Siege’ (December 2014), focusing on the everyday narratives about nationhood and belonging.

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A Multicultural Nation and its (Muslim) Other? Political Leadership and Media Reporting in the Wake of the ‘Sydney Siege’

This article explores public reactions to an event dubbed the ‘Sydney siege’, through an analysis of its media coverage.

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Asset poverty, precarious housing and ontological security in older age: an Australian case study

Colic-Peisker, V, Ong, R and Wood, G 2014, '(In Press) Asset poverty, precarious housing and ontological security in older age: an Australian case study', International Journal of Housing Policy, pp. 1-20.

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Policy Narratives versus Everyday Geographies: Perceptions of Changing Local Space in Melbourne’s Diverse North

Robertson, S and Colic-Peisker, V 2015, 'Policy Narratives versus Everyday Geographies: Perceptions of Changing Local Space in Melbourne's Diverse North', City and Community, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 68-86.

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Social change and community cohesion: an ethnographic study of two Melbourne suburbs

Colic-Peisker, V and Robertson, S 2014, 'Social change and community cohesion: an ethnographic study of two Melbourne suburbs', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 75-91.

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Housing older Australians: Loss of homeownership and pathways into housing assistance

Ong, R, Wood, G and Colic-Peisker, V 2014, '(In Press) Housing older Australians: Loss of homeownership and pathways into housing assistance', Urban Studies, pp. 1-22.

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Refugees, housing, and neighbourhoods in Australia

Flatau, P., Colic-Peisker, V., Bauskis, A., Maginn, P. and Buergelt, P. (2014) Refugees, housing, and neighbourhoods in Australia, AHURI Final Report No. 224, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne,

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What future for public housing? A critical, analysis

JACOBS, K, Atkinson, R, Spinney, A, Colic-Peisker, V, Berry, M and Dalton, T 2010, 'What future for public housing? A critical analysis', AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) research paper, vol. 2010, no. February, pp. 1-47.

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