Emily Munro-Harris

Urban Invisibility: Identities of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Narrm

Supervisors

A/Prof Cathy Vaughan
Prof Richard Chenhall
Prof Shaun Ewan

Thesis Title

Urban Invisibility: Identities of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Narrm

Description of PhD Project

Using qualitative, ethnographic methods, this thesis explores the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are adaptive, dynamic and active in contributing to and making culture and belonging in communities across Narrm (Melbourne, Australia). In the place of Narrm, Aboriginal communities have always been active in political, health and social justice movements, and young people continue to build on, reinvent and reinterpret what it is to be part of this place, with respect to its histories, stories and futures. Belonging and identity are important in contributing to positive health and wellbeing, and this thesis explores the ways young people contribute to a sense of place and make communities of belonging.

Funders/Scholarships

Lowitja Institute Scholarship
Supported by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute