Anita Harris is an Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Social Sciences. She is a Research Professor in the Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, where she undertakes a program of research in critical youth studies http://www.deakin.edu.au/profiles/anita-harris. She is completing an ARC Future Fellowship on ‘Young People and Social Inclusion in the Multicultural City’ and an ARC Discovery Project on ‘The Civic Life of Young Australian Muslims: Active Citizenship, Community Belonging and Social Inclusion’. Anita was based in the Sociology program at Monash from 2011 to 2015 after undertaking a Mid-Career Research Fellowship at the University of Queensland, where she was also Deputy Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies.
Her research interests include youth identities and cultures; citizenship, participation and new politics, and globalisation, mobility and multiculturalism, and she is well known as a leader in the interdisciplinary field of girls’ studies. She has recently completed an ARC Discovery project on young people’s emergent practices of political engagement and civic connection (2005-2009; with Johanna Wyn, University of Melbourne).
Anita regularly gives invited keynotes and presentations and is a member of various international advisory boards, including for the European Commission FP7 project ‘Processes influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation’, the International Journal of Girlhood Studies, the Journal of Intercultural Studies and the Journal of Applied Youth Research. She is an executive member and Associate Editor of the Journal of Youth Studies.