Professor Fethi Mansouri, holder of the UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice and Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation was awarded a prestigious grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) 2018 Discovery scheme.
Professor Mansouri, with two international partner investigators (Professor Lori Beaman from University of Ottawa, Canada and Dr Serena Hussain from Coventry University, United Kingdom) will lead an exciting innovative comparative project which aims to challenge theoretical and policy debate around migrant youth and their access to trans-cultural capital.
“Transcultural capital refers to those skills, resources and knowledge accessed through multiple cultural repertoires,” Professor Mansouri explained.
“The project will examine how this can affect young people’s ability to instigate, negotiate and maintain socio-cultural connections locally, trans-locally, and trans-nationally.
“The project is international in its design and will be undertaken through a comparative study of three highly diverse urban contexts: Melbourne, Birmingham and Toronto.”
The grant is part of a record $2m in research funding awarded to the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. Read more