Two Monash Arts research projects look at young Australians and their relationship to the community, and form part of a larger Culture & Generation Studies Research area led by Associate Professor Anita Harris of the School of Political and Social Inquiry.
‘Young People and Social Inclusion in the Multicultural City’ is an Australian Research Council funded project. This research project is an interdisciplinary, international study of the ways young people cultivate social inclusion in an era of super-diversity. Understanding the role of young people in the civic life of healthy multicultural societies is critical for sustaining social cohesion.
The project is led by Associate Professor Anita Harris and forms the major program of her Future Fellowship with the ARC and Monash University.
“Civic Life of Young Australian Muslims: Active Citizenship, Community Belonging and Social Inclusion” investigates the everyday ways young Australian Muslims contribute to community building and participate in civic life.
Unlike the more common focus on exclusion and disadvantage, this project investigates the dynamic range of ways young Australian Muslims actively participate in civic life and establish belonging in community.
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