Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp


Strengthening Intercultural Relationships among Australia’s Rural Youth


This project aims to investigate what strengthens and hinders intercultural relationships among young people in rural Australia.


New patterns of migrant rural settlement, while crucial to economic and social stability, have created urgent challenges to intercultural relationships among rural youth from diverse local, refugee and migrant backgrounds living under conditions of economic precarity. Using an innovative ethnographic and longitudinal approach, the project expects to generate new insights into the conditions, capacities and identity resources which help and hinder intercultural relationships among such youth. This will support policies and programs that aim to strengthen youth community cohesion in Australia's rural communities.

Lead Investigator

Dr Rose Butler


Project Funding

This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.