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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Work
  • Multiculturalism
  • Globalisation

Available to supervise research students

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About Nicole Oke

Nicole's research focuses on the themes of work, globalisation and multiculturalism.

She researches, from a sociological perspective, social dynamics that contribute to structural inequalities around work. She is especially interested in racialisation in Australia and the global inequalities between nation-states that shape work globally.

These themes underpin the projects that Nicole is working on. The focus of one project is the engagement of nation-states across the commodity chains of mining companies. Her other main project focuses on precarious employment in Footscray, a rapidly gentrifying suburb of Melbourne.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, (Sociology), La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Monash University

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Oke, N., & McConville,, Chris. (180101). Gentrification: Power and Privilege in Footscray In Oke, N. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 123-137). Leiden: Brill.

doi: 10.1163/9789004381407

2018 Oke, N., Sonn, C., & Baker, A. (180101). Introduction to Places of Privilege In Oke, N. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 1-13). Leiden: Brill.
2011 Lobo, M., Marcotta, V., & Oke, N. (110101). Intercultural Relations in a Global and Transnational World (pp. 1-12). Common Ground.

Year Citation
2018 Oke, N., Sonn, C. C., & McConville, C. (180504). Making a place in Footscray: everyday multiculturalism, ethnic hubs and segmented geography. Identities, 25(3), (320-338).

doi: 10.1080/1070289X.2016.1233880

2012 Oke, N. (120201). Transnational Work: Inclusion and Participation. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 33(1), (1-7).

doi: 10.1080/07256868.2012.633310

2012 Oke, N. (120201). Temporary Migration, Transnational Politics? The Politics of Temporary Migration in Australia. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 33(1), (85-101).

doi: 10.1080/07256868.2012.633318

2012 Oke, N. (120101). Transnational Work: Inclusion and Participation. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 31(1), (1-7).
2010 Oke, N. (100101). Working Transnationally: Australian Unions and Temporary Migrant Work. Social Alternatives, 29(2), (70-75).
2010 Oke, N. (100101). Working Transnationally: Australian Unions and Temporary Migrant Work' in Social Alternatives. Social Alternatives, 29(2), (70-75).
2009 Oke, N. (090901). Globalizing Time and Space: Temporal and Spatial Considerations in Discourses of Globalization. International Political Sociology, 3(3), (310-326).

doi: 10.1111/j.1749-5687.2009.00078.x

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
3 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Principal supervisor
1 Masters by Research Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (3) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Principal supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
2 PhD Principal supervisor
3 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (3) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Nicole coordinates the sociology and international development programs in the Bachelor of Arts degree and teaches the units ASS3050 Migration Mobility and Globalisation; ASS3014 International Social Policy and ASA3023 Theories and Practices of International Development.

Nicole supervises postgraduate research theses. Most of the graduate researchers she has supervised have completed theses in the areas of multiculturalism and migration settlement, or work and globalisation.

 

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2010 - present
Senior lecturer in sociology and community development
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2010 -
present
Senior lecturer in sociology and community development
Victoria University