College of Design and Social Context
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
Tim Scrase is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT.
He was formerly a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Australian Catholic University (2012-2015), and for several years prior he was the Director of the ARC Key Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong and has been a regular visiting research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), University of Amsterdam.
He has previously been awarded three Australia Research Council (ARC) grants, and is a past President of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA). Over a 30 year career he has published widely on development and social change in India in leading academic journals and edited collections, including five books.
Based on a recent ARC-funded project, he is currently preparing a book manuscript and journal articles on the urban transformation of Darjeeling.
Higher degree research supervision, publishing and grants.
Tim is experienced in PhD supervisions in fields such as: International development; Education and schooling in South Asia; Social Impact Assessment.
Disciplinary fields he has expertise in are: Sociology; Social Anthropology; Educational research.
He is happy to discuss these and other allied areas of research.
- 2017: Green, Belinda, Timothy J Scrase and Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase "Beach Boys do it too: Subculture and commoditised desire in a transnational tourist site in Kerala, South India". Asian Studies Review, Vol. 41 (1), pp. 99-116.
- 2017: Brown, Trent, Timothy J Scrase and Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase, "Globalised Dreams, Local Constraints: Migration and Youth Aspirations in an Indian Regional Town". Children's Geographies, Vol. 15 (5), pp. 531-544.
- 2016: Brown, Trent, Timothy J Scrase and Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase, "Rural Mobility, Political Assertion and New Class Relations in Urban Darjeeling". Critical Asian Studies, Vol 48 (2), pp. 235-256.
- 2016: Scrase, Timothy J., Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase and Andrew Deuchar, "Learning to Lose in Neoliberal India: Analysing Young Men's Experiences of Education in Darjeeling". South Asia Research, Vol 36 (1), pp. 98-114.
- 2015: Scrase, Timothy J., Mario Rutten, Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase & Trent Brown, "Beyond the Metropolis. Regional Globalisation and Town Development in India: An Introduction", South Asia, Vol. 38 (2), pp. 216-229; DOI:10.1080/00856401.2015.1031459.
- 2015: Ganguly-Scrase, Ruchira and Timothy J Scrase, "Darjeeling Re-Made: The Cultural Politics of Charm and Heritage", South Asia, Vol. 38 (2), pp. 246-262; DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2015.1031203.
- 2012: Ganguly-Scrase, Ruchira and Timothy J Scrase, "Cultural Politics in the 'New' India: Social Class, Neoliberal Globalization and the Education Paradox", in Lois Weis and Nadine Dolby (eds) Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives, New York: Routledge, pp. 198-212.
- 2012: Scrase, Timothy J. "Globalization and Occupational Displacement: Asian Artisans in the Global Economy", in Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase and Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt (eds) Rethinking Displacement In the New Global Order: Asia Pacific Perspectives, Aldershot: Ashgate , pp. 115-129.
- 2012: Hill, Douglas and Timothy J. Scrase, "Neoliberal Development, Port Reform and Displacement: The Case of Kolkata and Haldia, West Bengal, India", in Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase and Kuntala Lahiri- Dutt (eds) Rethinking Displacement In the New Global Order: Asia Pacific Perspectives, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 31-51.
- 2011: Ganguly-Scrase, Ruchira and Timothy J Scrase, "Privatisation, Profit and the Public: The Consequences of Neoliberal Reforms on Working Lives" in Amita Baviskar and Raka Ray (eds) Elite and Everyman: The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes, New Delhi: Routledge.
- 2011: Scrase, Timothy J. and Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase, "Globalisation, Neoliberalism, and Middle Class Cultural Politics in India" in Henrike Donner (ed) A Way of Life: Being Middle-class in Contemporary India, London: Routledge, pp. 117-138.
- 2010: Scrase, Timothy J. "Fair Trade in Cyberspace: The Commodification of Poverty and the Marketing of Handicrafts on the Internet" in Emily Potter and Tania Lewis (eds) Ethical Consumption: A critical introduction, London: Routledge: 54-70.
Tim's research interests include:
- Globalization and social transformation in South Asia
- Urban change in South Asia
- Social Inequality and class in Australia and Asia
- Darjeeling and other Indian Hill Stations