Culture and identity

Published: 2012. Contact: Colleen Ward


The research examines the ways in which immigrants and members of ethnic communities form and maintain their identities, in particular how they balance identification with traditional heritage culture along with identification with their national society.

The project explores the constructs of:

  • hybrid identities - blending identities that come together in a novel way
  • alternating identities - fluid identities that are dependent on context.