Australian Media and the Politics of Belonging
506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Join us for the launch of Australian Media and the Politics of Belonging, a new edited collection that explores ideas of belonging in contemporary Australia.
The book was edited by Dr David Nolan (School of Culture and Communication), Professor Karen Farquharson (School of Social and Political Sciences) and Professor Timothy Marjoribanks (Swinburne University). It will be launched by lawyer, advocate and writer Nyadol Nyuon.
The authors bring together research that proposes conceptual and historical frameworks for understanding the meaning of belonging in the Australian context. It is a significant theoretical resource as well as a much-needed update on work in this area.
Australian Media and the Politics of Belonging also provides an intervention that engages with key contemporary issues, questions and problems around the politics of belonging that are relevant not only to academic debate, but also to contemporary policy development and media and popular discussion.
Ms Nyadol Nyuon
Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. She holds a bachelor degree in Arts from Victoria University and a law degree from the University of Melbourne. Nyadol arrived in Australia as refugee in 2005. She was born in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, and spent some of her childhood in the Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya. She is passionate about social justice and a fairer society and speaks on issues concerning human rights, multiculturalism, social cohesion, race and media and on diversity and representation. Nyadol is also interested in Australian and world politics and the nature of our public discourse. She brings a unique perspective to public debate and is a recognised social commentator regularly appearing on various media outlets including the ABC’s The Drum and as a panellist on the ABC’s QandA.