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Dr Robert Mason

Name Robert Mason
Position Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Phone +61 7 4631 1144
Extension 1144
Email
Qualifications MIS Qld , MA Oxford , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Demography not elsewhere classified ( 160399 )
  • Human Geography not elsewhere classified ( 160499 )
  • Political Science not elsewhere classified ( 160699 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • Human Geography not elsewhere classified ( 440699 )
  • Demography not elsewhere classified ( 440399 )
  • Political Science not elsewhere classified ( 440899 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 430399 )

Research interests
* Migration and Multiculturalism

* Cultural Diversity in Regional Australia

* Spanish and Portuguese Heritage in Asia and the Pacific

Professional memberships
Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia

Australian Historical Association

Latin American Studies Association (USA)

Oral History Association of Australia

Industry affiliations
Research Associate at the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (Australian National University)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
HIS1000 World Civilisations to 1500 CE
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century
HIS3003 Contemporary America
HIS4002 Themes in Transnational History
HMT3001 Independent Study Project A
HMT3002 Independent Study Project B

Currently supervising Honours, Masters and PhD theses in History and International Studies

Administrative responsibilities
University Multicultural and Transnational Advisory Committee
Academic Division Research and Research Training Committee
School of Arts and Communication Management Committee

School Coordinator (Research and Research Training)

Research most recent
* Mason, Robert, and Geoffrey Parkes, ‘Regaining Lost Humanity: Dealing with trauma in exile’, in Jane Goodall and Chris Lee (eds) Trauma and the Public Memory (Palgrave Macmillan: London, 2015).

* Mason, Robert, ‘Incorporating Injustice: Immigrant vulnerability and Latin Americans in multicultural Australia’, in Cristina Rocha and Gabriela Coronado (eds), Special Issue: Imagining Latin America in Australia, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Volume 35, Issue 2, 2014.

* Mason, Robert, ‘Remembering the Family Home: Emotions, belonging and migrant men in multicultural Australia’, in Yorick Smaal and Lisa Featherstone (eds), Special Issue: The Family in Australian History, Journal of Australian Studies, Volume 37, Issue 3, 2013.


Research most notable
Books
* Mason, Robert , Burning Embers: Hispanic Radicalism in White Australia (Cambridge Scholarly Publishing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2015) under contract

* Mason, Robert (ed.), ‘Migration in Regional Queensland 1860-2010’ Special Issue of Queensland Review, Volume 21, Issue 2, 2014.

* McDonald, Janet and Robert Mason (eds), Creative Communities: Regional Social Inclusion and the Arts (Intellect Press: Bristol, in press).

* Steiner, Niklaus, Robert Mason, and Anna Hayes (eds) Migration and Insecurity: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era (Routledge: London, 2013).

* Hayes, Anna and Mason, Robert, (eds) Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2012).
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Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
* Mason, Robert, ‘Vicarious Heritage: Performing multicultural heritage in regional Australia’, in Janet McDonald and Robert Mason (eds), Creative Communities: Regional Social Inclusion and the Arts (Intellect press, Bristol, in press).

* Mason, Robert, and Dianne Jones, ‘Life in One Colour: Indian Australian perceptions of social inclusion in regional Queensland’, in Robert Mason (ed.), Special Issue: Migration in Regional Queensland 1860-2010, Queensland Review, Volume 21, Issue 2, 2014.

* Mason, Robert ‘Repositioning Resistance: Basque separatism, religion and cultural security in regional Queensland, 1945–70’, Queensland Review, Volume 20, Number 1, 2013.

* Mason, Robert, ‘Hispanics and Human Rights in Queensland’s Public Space’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 3, January 2013.

* Mason, Robert, ‘Cane fields and solidarity in the multiethnic north’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 3, January 2013.

* Hayes, Anna, and Robert Mason, ‘Securing Inclusive Societies in the Twenty-First Century’, in Niklaus Steiner, Robert Mason, and Anna Hayes (eds), Migration and Insecurity: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era (Routledge: London, 2013).

* Mason, Robert, and Anna Hayes, ‘Towards Sanctuary: Securing refugees and forced migrants in multicultural Australia’, in Anna Hayes and Robert Mason (eds) Seeking Sanctuary: Cultures in Refuge in Modern Australia (Ashgate: Farnham, 2012).

* Mason, Robert. ‘Translocality and Coalitions of Justice: Locating sites of democratic transition in the Australian Salvadoran community’, in Anna Hayes and Robert Mason (eds) Seeking Sanctuary: Cultures in Refuge in Modern Australia (Ashgate: Farnham, 2012).

* Mason, Robert, ‘On the March: Radical Hispanic Women in Northern Australia’, Labour History, No. 99, November 2010.

* Mason, Robert, ‘“Pitbulls” and Populist Politicians: Sarah Palin, Pauline Hanson and the Use of Gendered Nostalgia in Electoral Campaigns’, Comparative American Studies: An International Journal, Volume 8, Number 3, 2010.

* Mason, Robert, ‘“No arms other than paper”: Salvador Torrents and the formation of Hispanic migrant identity in northern Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, Volume 40, Number 2, June 2010.

* Mason, Robert, ‘Australian Multiculturalism: Revisiting Australia’s Political Heritage and the Migrant Presence’, History Compass, Volume 8, Number 8, 2010.

* Mason, Robert, ‘Anarchism, Communism and Hispanidad: Australian Spanish migrants and the Civil War’, Immigrants and Minorities, Volume 27, Number 1, March 2009.

* Mason, Robert, ‘Spain, Sectarianism and Social Memory in Cold War Queensland’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Volume 13, Number 2, 2007.


Publications in ePrints

Mason, Robert (2017) Legacies of violence: rendering the unspeakable past in modern Australia. Berghahn Books, New York, United States. ISBN 978-1-78533-436-8

Mason, Andrew (2015) Art in response to crisis: drought, flood and the regional community. In: Creative communities: regional inclusion & the arts. Intellect Books, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 121-134. ISBN 978-1-78320-512-7

McDonald, Janet and Mason, Robert, eds. (2015) Creative communities: regional inclusion & the arts. Intellect Books, Bristol, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-78320-512-7

McDonald, Janet and Mason, Robert (2015) Introduction [to Creative communities: regional inclusion & the arts]. In: Creative communities: regional inclusion & the arts. Intellect Books, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 2-10. ISBN 978-1-78320-512-7

Parkes, Geoffrey and Mason, Robert (2015) Regaining lost humanity: dealing with trauma in exile. In: Trauma and public memory. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., New York, pp. 163-173. ISBN 9781137406798

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