Dr Rachel Busbridge - Nat Sch of Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

Rachel Busbridge is a political sociologist who received her PhD at the University of South Australia in 2010. Since then, she has held research positions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, La Trobe University and Freie Universitaet Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has taught sociology and politics at al-Quds University, al-Quds Bard College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of South Australia, Deakin University and Swinburne. She joined ACU as a Lecturer in Sociology in January 2018.

Her work has appeared in Theory, Culture and Society, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies and Social Identities, amongst others. Her first book, Multicultural Politics of Recognition and Postcolonial Citizenship: Rethinking the Nation (2018), was recently published by Routledge as part of the Postcolonial Politics series.

Rachel is also a Commissioning Editor of Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology (Sage).


Phone :8594 (Melbourne)
Email :rachel.busbridge@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Multiculturalism and cultural diversity ; Nationalism and national identity ; Postcolonial theory ; Israeli-Palestinian conflict ; Reconciliation and recognition ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


The politics of decolonisation and bi-nationalism in Israel/Palestine, in Political Studies, with Bashir Bashir

Multicultural politics of recognition and postcolonial citizenship: Rethinking the nation, in Routledge

Israel-Palestine and the settler colonial turn: From interpretation to decolonisation, in Theory, Culture & Society


The wall has feet but so do we: Palestinian workers in Israel and the separation wall., in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies


Dialogue and other men's business: Gender, conflict and multicultural politics in the diaspora., in Journal of Intercultural Studies, with Monika Winarnita