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Raelene Wilding


Melbourne, Australie



Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences and Communications, Melbourne (Bundoora). PhD (University of Western Australia). My research is concerned with themes of intimacy, care, mobilities and connections. My PhD research examined the impact of media in intimate relations and a sense of self. I later conducted research with Loretta Baldassar and Cora Baldock, exploring the ways in which migrants in Australia use communication technologies and visits to care for their elderly parents in the home country. This interest in transnational relationships provided the foundation for two further projects. One explores the notion of ‘global ageing’, considering the implications of the ways in which elderly migrants and non-migrants in Australia engage with friends and family around the world. The other is an ARC Linkage Project that examines the ways in which young people from refugee backgrounds use communication technologies and media production tools to communicate in Australia and beyond.

Web (official website, twitter, etc.)

Other publications

  • Fozdar, F, Wilding, R & Hawkins, M 2009, Race and Ethnic Relations, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.
  • Baldassar, L, Baldock, C & Wilding, R 2007 Families Caring Across Borders: Migration, Ageing and Transnational Caregiving. Palgrave, Houndmill.
  • Wilding, R & Tilbury, F (eds) 2004, A Changing People: Diverse Contributions to the State of Western Australia. Department of Premier and Cabinet, WA and Office of Multicultural Interests, WA, Perth.

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