Michelle Duffy

Dr

20052019

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Biography

Michelle Duffy is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Head in Sociology at Monash University Gippsland. Prior to this, she taught Australian Studies at the Australian Centre, and Australian Indigenous Studies and Cultural Geography in the School of Social and Environmental Enquiry, University of Melbourne.

She is engaged in a number of research projects that explores the ways in which sound, listening, emotion and affect are significant to place-making and community building, with a particular focus on the cultural politics of emotion in a broader context of sustainability, resilience and rural Australia.

Research interests

1. the role emotions and affect play in processes of place-making - including social cohesion, wellbeing, inclusion and alienation

2. the cultural, social and physiological processes of listening

3. the cultural politics of emotion in a broader context of sustainability, resilience and rural Australia

Research area keywords

  • place-making
  • sound
  • affect
  • embodiment
  • belonging
  • place
  • public space
  • festivals
  • community
  • tourism studies social and cultural geography

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