A comparative investigation of multicultural localities in Melbourne's north.
This lecture will present key findings of the recently completed research project (2016–2017), which was competitively funded by the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet's Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC).
The research team was led by RMIT chief investigators, Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker and Associate Professor Karien Dekker, in collaboration with the Islamic Council of Victoria, the City of Moreland and the City of Hume.
The projects explored the impact of 'Muslim visibility' on bridging social capital, and community cohesion in two ethnically diverse localities with large Muslim minorities in Melbourne's north. The project gathered extensive survey and interview data from local residents and service providers. Responding to current public anxieties around ethno-religious diversity, and especially about 'Muslims in the West', this project contributed empirical evidence to social cohesion policy and programs.
- Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker RMIT, University
- Associate Professor Karien Dekker, RMIT University
- Mr Nail Aykan, The Executive Director of the Islamic Council of Victoria
- Professor Michele Grossman, Deakin University (TBC)
- Mr Petr Svoboda and Ms Nelum Buddhadasa, City of Moreland
- Mr Muhammad Murtaza and Ms Sue Najjarine, Bilingual Research Assistants
Transport and access
Located on the corner of A'Beckett and Swanston Street, catch a City Loop train to Melbourne Central train station or to Flinders Street, from where you can take a connecting City Loop train or Yarra Tram along Swanston Street.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.