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Migration, Cultural Diversity and Television: Reflecting Modern Australia

About the project

This project documents the evolving history of popular television and its contribution to national discussions about migration, cultural diversity and citizenship across six decades.

Through analysis of selected television programs that depict the contemporary nation, the study historicises the intersections between popular television and its representations and reflections of Australia’s cultural diversity and public and urban spaces.

The cross-disciplinary approach combines the critical examination of production processes and program content with the personal perspectives of intergenerational migrant communities, youth and key industry figures.


Professor Kate Darian-Smith

Major Sponsor

Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

Research Partners

Museum Victoria
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
University of Wollongong

Project Team

Professor Kate Darian-Smith (University of Tasmania)
Professor Susan Turnbull (University of Wollongong)
Dr Moya McFadzean (Museum Victoria)
Mr Michael Reason (Museum Victoria)
Dr Susan Bye (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Dr Kyle Harvey (University of Tasmania)