Farida Fozdar

Associate Professor, BA W.Aust., PhD Well.

  • The University of Western Australia (M255), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 989 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Personal profile


Farida Fozdar (aka Tilbury) is a sociologist with a research focus on migration, race and ethnicity, refugee settlment, racism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism. She has published widely with over a hundred journal articles, chapters, books, and reports. Farida joined UWA in 2011 as an ARC Future Fellow, and is now in a teaching and research role, Deputy Head of Social Sciences (Research) and Chair of the UWA Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Working Group.

Roles and responsibilities

Coordinator, Master of Social Research Methods

Funding overview

Research Grants
Farida has received over $1.5 million in grants to research topics ranging from refugee settlement and belonging, evaluations of settlement programs, migrant mental health and wellbeing, mobilities across the lifecourse, training, education and employment issues for migrants, migration and media use, intercultural confidence among university students, creating inclusive school environments, international legal obligations and settlement support, and mixed race.  Her 4 year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship explored contemporary Australian identity, particularly affective aspects of national versus transnational and postnational/cosmopolitan identities.

Previous positions

Farida worked at Murdoch University from 2003 till 2011.

Teaching overview

Farida teaches a number of units as part of the Master of Social Research Methods, including SOCS5003 Research Design, SOCS5005 Research Ethics, SOCS5501 Evaluation, SOCS5009 Innovative Methods, and SOCS5001 Engaging Cultural Difference. She has taught previously in the areas of social research methods, race and ethnicity, refugees and migration, community development, and introductory sociology.

Farida supervises a range of postgraduate students including some studying media representations of refugees and asylum seekers, representations of Australian identity, historical metaphors of migration, mixed race families, barriers to higher education among Sudanese, and more.  She is interested in higher degree students in the areas of racism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, migration and refugee settlement.


Farida uses qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the ways in which racial, ethnic, national and religious identities are constructed, issues around refugee and migrant settlement, and questions of cultural diversity. She has a particular interest in discourse analysis. Farida undertakes social research consultancies including evaluating programs to assist migrants and refugees with re-settlement. 


  • Multiculturalism, race relations, nationalism
  • Migration, refugees
  • Discourse analysis
  • Australian society

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Research Output 2000 2019

Mixing race, nation, and ethnicity in Asia and Australasia

Rocha, Z. L., Fozdar, F., Acedera, K. A. & Yeoh, B. S. A., 4 May 2019, In : Social Identities. p. 289-293

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue


Buying the Nation and Beyond: Discursive Dilemmas in Debates around Cosmopolitan Consumption.

Fozdar, F., 2018, Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption. Emontspool, J. & Woodward, I. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 239-264

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

moral philosophy
national economy
working conditions
nation state

Migrant and mainstream perspectives on buying national: An Australian case study

Fozdar, F., 15 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Consumer Culture. p. 1-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Focus Groups
national economy
3 Downloads (Pure)

Social Transformation and the Individual: Opportunities and Limitations

Fozdar, F. E., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Intercultural Studies. 39, 2, p. 129-144

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
identity formation
narrative interview
meso level
everyday experience
macro level

Projects 2011 2019

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Submissions to industry, standard setting bodies, or government committees, commissions and inquiries

Senate Inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy

Farida Fozdar (Consultant), Mark Beeson (Consultant), Benjamin Reilly (Consultant)
30 Sep 2019

Activity: Consultancy/industry and government engagementSubmissions to industry, standard setting bodies, or government committees, commissions and inquiries