Nicole is a senior lecturer in sociology and community development in the College of Arts & Education.

Her research focuses broadly on globalisation and transnationalism. She is concerned with the reformulation of the relationship between the global North and South in these processes, and on questions of global solidarity, especially with relation to work.

Nicole’s current research focuses are on:

  • temporary migration from Asia in Australia
  • work and solidarity in Asia.

She is working on a project with Chris McConville and Christopher Sonn investigating migration and placemaking in the suburb of Footscray.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Nicole Oke, Christopher C. Sonn & Christopher McConville (2016): Making a place in Footscray: everyday multiculturalism, ethnic hubs and segmented geography, Identities, DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2016.1233880

Oke, N. (2012) Transnational Politics: The politics of temporary migration in Australia. Journal of Intercultural Studies 33 (1), 85-101.

Oke, N. (2012) Transnational Work: Introduction. Journal of Intercultural Studies 33 (1), 1-7.

Oke, N. (2010) Working Transnationally: Australian unions and temporary migrant work. Social Alternatives 29 (2).

Oke, N. (2009) Globalizing Time and Space: Temporal and Spatial Considerations in discourses of globalization. International Political Sociology 3(3), 310-326.


Lobo, M., Marotta , V. and Oke, N. (Eds) (2011) Intercultural Relations in a Global World. Illinois: Common Ground Press.


Davies, C. and Oke, N. (2008) Connecting with Frankston Families: Examining service use for families in Frankston North, Karingal and Carrum Downs. Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne.

Wise, S., Adams, R., Berlyn, C., Cheney, H. and Oke, N. (2008) The Fathers Utilising Networks for Kids (FUN for Kids) program: External Evaluation. Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne.

Oke, N., Stanley, J., & Theobald, J. (2007) The Inclusive Role of Playgroups in Greater Dandenong, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne.

Teaching responsibilities

Nicole is Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts (Community Development).

She teaches the following units:

Current supervision

Nicole is co-supervising 8 PhD students, and one Masters student.

Professional memberships

Areas of expertise

  • Globalisation and transnationalism
  • migration

Contact details

(03) 9919 4751