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Masha Mikola is a Senior Research Officer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She provides research, professional and administrative support across projects in the area of youth studies. 

Masha has a background in migration, intercultural and urban studies. Masha's publications range from interrogations of national identity through public policy, questions of belonging and social networks in diverse neighbourhoods, embodied practices and migrant place making, and investigations of visibility, racism and Islamophobia in Australia.     

Besides academic roles, Masha worked in community and policy roles, in which she was engaged with a range of community, government, intra-government and NGO stakeholders in the area of health, multiculturalism and education.

Masha is also a qualified social worker and is committed to principles of social justice and equity in accessing education, employment and social support. In her work, she promotes participatory and creative approaches which focus on agency and voice of diverse communities whilst providing a critique of structural and systemic inequalities that individuals and communities face.      

Education/Academic qualification

Intercultural Studies, PhD

Social Work, MA

Research area keywords

  • Urban Anthropology
  • Migration
  • Youth Research
  • race and racism
  • Place-making


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