Professor Mary Zournazi

Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences

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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 visual sociology, cinema, culture and emotions, social justice, digital cultures, ideas of hope, peace, 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 creative responses to social and economic crisis, care, justice and peace. She has a passion for writing and directing essay style documentaries.

Her work traverses both traditional academic practices and creative research in film, theatre and radio.

Research Areas

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

Publications

    Books

    Book Chapters

    • Zournazi M, 2018, 'Introduction to the Arts', in Leiner M; Schliesser C (ed.), ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES IN CONFICT RESOLUTION, edn. Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, PALGRAVE, pp. 149 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_14
    • Zournazi M, 2018, 'A Notebook on Peace: Reflections on Cinema and Perception', in Leiner M; Schliesser C (ed.), ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES IN CONFICT RESOLUTION, edn. Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, PALGRAVE, pp. 165 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_16
    • Zournazi M;Massumi B, 2016, 'Hope and Affect', in Daricioglu Lemin (ed.), Queer Temasa, Turkey, http://www.babil.com/queer-temasa-kitabi-leman-sevda-daricioglu
    • Zournazi M;Massumi B, 2015, 'Navigating Movements', in Politics of Affect, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 1 - 46
    • Zournazi M;Bennett J, 2015, 'To See and be Seen', in Zournazi M; Bennett J (ed.), Eyes, edn. Thinking in the World, Bloomsbury Academic, Paris, pp. 1 - 2
    • Zournazi M, 2015, 'Brian Massumi en conversacion con Mary Zournazi', in Ejercicios de ocupacion, Cuerpo de Letra-Mercat de les flors, Barcelona, pp. 21 - 55, http://www.edicionespoligrafa.com/es/biblio/ejercicios-de-ocupacion
    • Zournazi M, 2013, 'Afterword: Critical hopes – gratitude and the magic of encounter', in Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, pp. 157 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203431115
    • Zournazi M, 2013, 'Antigone Kefala: By the Roadside', in NIckas H (ed.), Antigone Kefala: A writer's journey, Owl Publishing
    • Zournazi M, 2013, 'Critical Hopes – Gratitude and the Magic of Encounter', in Bozalek V (ed.), Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, Routledge, pp. 157 - 163, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415826327/
    • Zournazi M, 2012, 'Acts of Kindness', in Murpett J; Stevens M (ed.), Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, edn. Original, Continuum, UK, pp. 145 - 156
    • Zournazi M, 2011, ''Love on the Streets'', in Malpas J; Jacobs K (ed.), Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia, edn. Original, University of Queensland Press, Queensland, pp. 225 - 234
    • Zournazi M;Massumi B, 2010, 'Bewegungen navigieren', in Massumi B (ed.), Ontomatch, edn. Original, Merve Verla Berlin, Germany, pp. 25 - 67
    • Zournazi M, 2004, 'Hope and Politics’', in City, Democracy and Art, edn. Original, Istanbul Cultural Foundation, Turkey, pp. 51 - 70
    • Zournazi M, 2003, 'Foreign Bodies: Interview with Alphonso Lingis 1996', in Hooke A; Fuchs W (ed.), Encounters with Alphonso Lingis, edn. Original, Lexington Books, US, pp. 82 - 100, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sKV3AmiKRncC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Encounters+with+Alphonso+Lingis&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    • Zournazi M, 1999, '1999 'Scent, Sound and Cinema' i', in Cinema Interval,, pp. 247 - 266
    • Zournazi M, 1998, ''Historical Fictions, Uncanny Homes'', in Zournazi M; Lechte J (ed.), After the Revolution, pp. 63 - 76
    • Zournazi M, 1994, 'Travelling Stories: Exiles, Foreignness and Communal Life'', in Zournazi M (ed.), Out/Post — New Perspectives in Contemporary Though, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, pp. 13 - 26

    Journal articles

    Other

    • Zournazi M, 2000, Hope. Radio Eye (Radio documentary)

    Creative Written Works

    • Zournazi M, 2011, Everyday the Possible, Everyday the Possible, Knights M, (ed.), SASA Gallery
    • Zournazi M, 2011, Small Moments are Beautiful, Everyday the possible, Knights M, (ed.), SASA Gallery
    • Curbera P;Papazoglou M;Benatallah B;Casati F;Traverso P;Dubray JJ, 2005, Preface, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

    Working Papers

    • Zournazi M, 1997, 'Love and Betrayal — Feminist Generations and (M)other Tongues', Macquarie University, Sydney, 13
    • Zournazi M, 1994, 'Strange Others: Kristeva on Foreignness, Monash University, Melbourne, Women's Studies Working Papers, 20

    Creative Works (non-textual)

    • Zournazi M;Zournazi M, 2016, Dogs of Democracy - Essay style documentary film, Dogs of Democracy, 01 - 01 September 2016, medium: Film

Teaching and Supervision

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

Areas of HDR supervision:
Visual cultures, culture, emotion, migration, belonging, identity, peace, cinema, psychoanalysis, philosophies of hope, postcolonial theory, documentary, ethnography.

Grants

  • 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

Engagement and Professional contributions

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

Media

  • 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.