Associate Professor Mary Zournazi

Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 8454
+61 (2) 9385 1040
Room 164, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus

Research

Mary Zournazi is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Mary has published numerous books including Inventing Peace with the German Film director Wim Wenders, and recently she completed the film documentary Dogs of Democracy

She currently teaches and researches in areas of social justice, ideas of hope, peace, cinema, culture and emotions, political love, the body and self, and issues of communal belonging. Her previous research has explored issues of war, terror, language, hope, and the impacts of migration and displacement on the self and familial life. She is currently interested in the ethics of care, peace and the politics of hope in a new world.

Her work traverses both traditional academic practices and public communication. 

Research Areas

Language, politics, culture, emotion, migration, belonging, identity, peace, cinema, psychoanalysis, philosophies of hope, postcolonial theory, sociology of images.

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
visual cultures, culture, emotion, migration, belonging, identity, peace, cinema, psychoanalysis, philosophies of hope, postcolonial theory, documentary, ethnography.

Teaching

Teaching areas
Sociology, Social Justice, Sociology of Images, Cultural Identities, Experience, Media, culture

Current teaching
ARTS 2874 Culture and Emotion, ARTS 3872 Media Publics, ARTS 3886 Living Social Justice

Affiliation and Memberships

  • Visiting Fellow Concordia University, Montreal May – July 2011
  • Visiting Fellowship by invitation, Institute of Global Justice, Goldsmiths College, University of London, April-May, 2007
  • Writer in Residence, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, June, 2004
  • Visiting Junior, Scholar Fellowship Program, Peter Wall Institute for Advance Studies, University of British Columbia, 2002

Other Information

Grants received:

  • Grants from University of Wollongong: Early Career Researcher Publishing Research Grant, 2005; New Researcher Grant, 2006; Staff Research Assistance Grant
  • Alliance Francaise, Sydney and French Embassy Financial Assistance For French Study, July, 2001
  • NIDA Vocal Performance Award, 2000
  • Alliance Francaise Sydney Financial Assistance For French Study, August, 2000
  • French Embassy Translation Research Funding, 2000
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Support Fund for Translation, (University of Western Sydney), 1996
  • Women’s Research Centre Small Grant for Research (University of Western Sydney)
  • Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies Small Grant for Research (University of Western Sydney)
  • University of Western Sydney Humanities and Social Sciences Travelling Fellowship, 1995
  • Nepean Postgraduate Research Award, University of Western Sydney, 1993

External engagement:

  • ABC Radio National Commission for Keywords to War, 2006-2007
  • ABC Radio National Commission for ‘Anti-Globalisation, Keywords’, 2005
  • ABC Radio Audio Arts, Commission for Anti-Globalisation Protest Movements, radio feature, 2002-2003
  • ABC Radio Audio Arts, Commission for Mad Love, radio feature, 2001-2002
  • ABC Radio Audio Arts, Commission for Walking with the Surrealists, radio feature, 2001
  • ABC Radio National Commission for Hope radio feature, 2000
  • ABC Television Commission to present and produce 2 Shot program, 1999
  • ABC Radio National Commission for Foreign Dialogues series, 1998

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International Fellowships:

2007 Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London, April/May.
2002 Visiting Junior Scholar Fellowship Program, Peter Wall Institute for Advance Studies, University of British Columbia.