Dr Rob Garbutt BSc (UNSW) M.Ed (Adult Education)(UTS)PhD (SCU) 

Rob Garbutt is an Associate Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Writing at Southern Cross
University, Australia. His PhD thesis, ‘Locals Only?’, a study of the idea of being a
local, was completed at Southern Cross University in the field of cultural studies. He
has published on the topics of place, identity and belonging, as well as equity in higher
education. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Rob completed a Bachelor of Science
majoring in Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, and followed this with a
Master of Adult Education from the University of Technology, Sydney. 

Journal articles

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Wood for the trees (with Moya Costello), Coolabah (2013)

Our paper focuses on the materiality, cultural history and cultural relations of selected artworks in...

 

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A scholarly affair: activating cultural studies (with Baden Offord), The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (Special Double Issue) (2012)

This special issue is a product of the 2010 Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual...

 

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A scholarly affair: activating cultural studies in the wilds of the knowledge economy (with Baden Offord and Grayson Cooke), Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies (2012)

This paper reflects on the conceptual framework of the CSAA 2010 conference, which was focused...

 

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Into the borderlands: unruly pedagogy, tactile theory and the decolonising nation (with Soenke Biermann and Baden Offord), Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies (2012)

Modern Australia has been defined as an immigrant nation, a settler society that is located...

 

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The Clearing: Heidegger's Lichtung and The Big Scrub, Cultural Studies Review (2010)

Clearings make settlement possible. Whether on a small scale using an axe and other hand...

 

Books

Activating human rights and peace: theories, practices and contexts (with Bee Chen Goh and Baden Offord), (2012)

Human rights and peace issues and concerns have come about at a critical time. The...

 

The locals: identity, place and belonging in Australia and beyond, Cultural identity studies (2011)

This book presents the first comprehensive survey of being a local, in particular in Australia....

 

Book chapter

Activating human rights and peace: an overview of theory, practice and context (with Bee Chen Goh and Baden Offord), Activating human rights and peace: theories, practices and contexts (2012)
 

Activating human rights and peace: observations and reflections (with Bee Chen Goh and Baden Offord), Activating human rights and peace: theories, practices and contexts (2012)
 

Everyday peace, human rights, belonging and local activism in a 'peaceful' nation, Activating human rights and peace: theories, practices and contexts (2012)
 

Cultural studies in action: principled socially inclusive pedagogy and higher education equity projects (with Soenke Biermann and Baden Offord), Learning, teaching and social justice in higher education (2010)
 

Human rights and cultural studies: innovation through higher education equity support projects and community engagement (with Baden Offord), Activating human rights in education: exploration, innovation and transformation (2008)
 

Conference publications

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Activating Human Rights and Peace: Universal Responsibility Conference 2008 Conference Proceedings, Centre for Peace and Social Justice Papers (2008)

The papers in this proceedings are the result of presentations given at the international Activating...

 

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The living library: some theoretical approaches to a strategy for activating human rights and peace, Activating Human Rights and Peace: Universal Responsibility Conference 2008 Conference Proceedings (2008)
 

Community engagement: innovation through Higher Education Equity Support projects (with Baden Offord), AUCEA Refereed Conference Proceedings (2007)
 

White on white: surveying the boundaires of local whiteness, Proceedings of Placing race and localising whiteness conference (2004)
 

Reports

Aged care needs, Lismore and Alstonville: statistical profile and community consultation (with Michelle Wallace and Diane Newton), Maranoa Inc. (2003)