Khorana, Sukhmani Dr

Senior Lecturer and Academic Program Leader (SWS)

  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry 2013 -

Overview


Sukhmani Khorana holds a PhD in film studies from the University of Adelaide. Her doctoral project involved a holistic study of diasporic cinema, as well as a manifestation of the same in the making of a documentary about Indian migrants. Her current research looks at cross-platform refugee narratives, diversity in film and television, as well as food in inter-cultural contexts.

With Prof Kate Darian-Smith and Prof Sue Turnbull, Sukhmani holds an ARC Linkage grant that is examining migration and television in Australia.

Sukhmani's teaching expertise spans global media, digital media, urban studies and intersectional cultural studies.

Research Overview


  • Sukhmani is the author of a new monograph on food and cosmopolitanism, published by Rowman and Littlefield International:
    https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/the_tastes_and_politics_of_intercultural_food_in_australia/3-156-afaf4989-4e02-4bcf-97a3-5d281f00f131

    Research Keywords: Diaspora Theory and Practice, Transnational Film, Television News, Community and Ethnic Media, Food Media, Food Politics, Politics of Empathy, Refugee Media, Urban Conviviality, Cosmopolitanism

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Race, Gender and Intersectionality in the Media

    Global Media

    The Politics of Food

    Affect and Culture

    Refugees and Advocacy 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Media Reporting on In vitro Fertilisation and Assisted Reproduction in India 1978-2018
    Doctor of Philosophy Peace Journalism and Feminism: An analysis of peace and conflict journalism by female journalists In Pakistan and Afghanistan Hasan, Ayesha
    Doctor of Philosophy Posthumanism As Though Race Mattered: Indian Feminist Responses to Posthumanist Feminism Mathur, Dipali
    Doctor of Philosophy International Film Collaboration and the Impact on Creative Logistical Decision-Making Policies and technology context: A Case Study of Australia, Europe and China Haukkamaa-Judge, Essi
    Doctor of Philosophy Saudi-Arab archetypes in video game narratives and visual styles and their impacts on user experience Alkhamees, Omar
    Doctor of Philosophy An Investigation of the Politics of Meat and Animal Welfare in Contemporary Australia Boyd, Bryon

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Sukhmani's teaching expertise spans global media, digital media, media ethics, qualitative research methods and intersectional cultural studies.

Research Overview


  • Sukhmani is the author of a new monograph on food and cosmopolitanism, published by Rowman and Littlefield International:
    https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/the_tastes_and_politics_of_intercultural_food_in_australia/3-156-afaf4989-4e02-4bcf-97a3-5d281f00f131

    Research Keywords: Diaspora Theory and Practice, Transnational Film, Television News, Community and Ethnic Media, Food Media, Food Politics, Politics of Empathy, Refugee Media, Urban Conviviality, Cosmopolitanism

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Race, Gender and Intersectionality in the Media

    Global Media

    The Politics of Food

    Affect and Culture

    Refugees and Advocacy 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Media Reporting on In vitro Fertilisation and Assisted Reproduction in India 1978-2018
    Doctor of Philosophy Peace Journalism and Feminism: An analysis of peace and conflict journalism by female journalists In Pakistan and Afghanistan Hasan, Ayesha
    Doctor of Philosophy Posthumanism As Though Race Mattered: Indian Feminist Responses to Posthumanist Feminism Mathur, Dipali
    Doctor of Philosophy International Film Collaboration and the Impact on Creative Logistical Decision-Making Policies and technology context: A Case Study of Australia, Europe and China Haukkamaa-Judge, Essi
    Doctor of Philosophy Saudi-Arab archetypes in video game narratives and visual styles and their impacts on user experience Alkhamees, Omar
    Doctor of Philosophy An Investigation of the Politics of Meat and Animal Welfare in Contemporary Australia Boyd, Bryon

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Sukhmani's teaching expertise spans global media, digital media, media ethics, qualitative research methods and intersectional cultural studies.
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