Associate Professor Mary Zournazi
Associate Director

Associate Professor Mary Zournazi

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Mary Zournazi is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Mary has published numerous books including Inventing Peace with the German Film director Wim Wenders & Justice and Love with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. She is an award winning documentary film maker, her most recent films are Dogs of Democracy (2017) and My Rembetika Blues (2021). She has produced and written radio documentaries for over the last twenty years for ABC Radio National.

She currently teaches and researches in areas of visual sociology, cinema, culture and emotions, social justice, digital cultures, ideas of hope, peace, political love, the body and self, and issues of communal belonging. Her previous research has explored issues of war, terror, language, hope, and the impacts of migration and displacement on the self and familial life. She is currently interested in creative responses to social and economic crisis, care, justice and peace. She has a passion for writing and directing essay style documentaries.

Her work traverses both traditional academic practices and creative research in film, theatre and radio.

Research Areas

Visual sociology, cinema, politics, culture, emotion, migration, belonging, identity, peace, psychoanalysis, philosophies of hope, postcolonial theory.

Location
164 Morven Brown
  • Books | 2020
    Zournazi M; Williams R, 2020, Justice and Love A Philosophical Dialogue, Bloomsbury Publishing
    Books | 2014
    Zournazi M; Wenders W, 2014, Inventare La Pace, Bompiani, Italy, http://www.rcslibri.it/libri/inventare-la-pace/
    Books | 2013
    Zournazi M; Wenders W, 2013, Inventing Peace - a dialogue on perception, first, I.B Tauris, London, http://www.inventing-peace.com/
    Books | 2007
    Zournazi M, 2007, Keywords to war : reviving language in an age of terror, Original, Scribe, Melbourne
    Books | 2003
    Lechte J; Zournazi M, 2003, The Kristeva critical reader, Edinburgh Univ Pr
    Books | 2003
    Zournazi M, 2003, Hope: new philosophies for change, 2, Routledge, New York, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-hfTXAxZuFAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    Books | 1998
    Zournazi M, 1998, After the Revolution - On Julia Kristeva, Zournazi M, (ed.), ARTSPACE, Sydney
    Books | 1998
    Zournazi M, 1998, Foreign dialogues, Pluto Press (UK)
    Books | 1995
    Zournazi M, 1995, Out/Post — New Perspectives in Contemporary Thought, Zournazi M, (ed.), University of Western Sydney, Sydney
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Zournazi M, 2020, 'The Heart of Things: Wim Wenders and the Evocations of Peace', in Wim Wenders: Making films that matter, pp. 168 - 178, https://login.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=2365757&site=ehost-live&scope=site
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Bennett J; Zournazi M, 2019, 'Thinking in the world', in Bennett J; Zournazi M (ed.), Thinking in the world: A Reader, Bloomsbury Academic, London, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=4eKcxwEACAAJ&pg=PA29&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Zournazi M, 2019, 'From hope to care: some reflections on hope in a post hope world', in Hunter S (ed.), Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death, Manchester University Press, Manchester, https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526143471/
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Zournazi M; Hardt M, 2019, 'Thinking love and politics in the world', in Bennett J; Zournazi M (ed.), Thinking in the World, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=4eKcxwEACAAJ&pg=PA29&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Zournazi M; Serres M, 2019, 'Revolutions in thinking', in Zournazi M; Bennett J (ed.), Thinking in the World, Bloomsbury Academic, London, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=4eKcxwEACAAJ&pg=PA29&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Zournazi M, 2018, 'A Notebook on Peace: Reflections on Cinema and Perception', in Leiner M; Schliesser C (ed.), Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution, edn. Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave, UK, pp. 165 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_16
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Zournazi M, 2018, 'Introduction to the Arts', in Schliesser C (ed.), Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution, edn. Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave, UK, pp. 149 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_14
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Zournazi M, 2017, 'Introduction to the Arts', in Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution, pp. 149 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_14
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Zournazi M; Massumi B, 2016, 'Hope and Affect', in Daricioglu Lemin (ed.), Queer Temasa, Turkey, http://www.babil.com/queer-temasa-kitabi-leman-sevda-daricioglu
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Zournazi M, 2015, 'Brian Massumi en conversacion con Mary Zournazi', in Ejercicios de ocupacion, Cuerpo de Letra-Mercat de les flors, Barcelona, pp. 21 - 55, http://www.edicionespoligrafa.com/es/biblio/ejercicios-de-ocupacion
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Zournazi M; Bennett J, 2015, 'To See and be Seen. Introduction to Michel Serres', in Zournazi M; Bennett J (ed.), Eyes, edn. Thinking in the World, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 1 - 2
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Zournazi M; Massumi B, 2015, 'Navigating Movements', in Politics of Affect, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 1 - 46
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Zournazi M, 2013, 'Afterword: Critical hopes – gratitude and the magic of encounter', in Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, pp. 157 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203431115
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Zournazi M, 2013, 'Antigone Kefala: By the Roadside', in NIckas H (ed.), Antigone Kefala: A writer's journey, Owl Publishing
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Zournazi M, 2013, 'Critical Hopes – Gratitude and the Magic of Encounter', in Bozalek V (ed.), Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, Routledge, pp. 157 - 163, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415826327/
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Zournazi M, 2012, 'Acts of Kindness', in Murpett J; Stevens M (ed.), Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, edn. Original, Continuum, UK, pp. 145 - 156
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Zournazi M, 2011, ''Love on the Streets'', in Malpas J; Jacobs K (ed.), Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia, edn. Original, University of Queensland Press, Queensland, pp. 225 - 234
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Zournazi M; Massumi B, 2010, 'Bewegungen navigieren', in Massumi B (ed.), Ontomatch, edn. Original, Merve Verla Berlin, Germany, pp. 25 - 67
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Zournazi M, 2004, 'Hope and Politics’', in City, Democracy and Art, edn. Original, Istanbul Cultural Foundation, Turkey, pp. 51 - 70
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Zournazi M, 2003, 'Foreign Bodies: Interview with Alphonso Lingis 1996', in Hooke A; Fuchs W (ed.), Encounters with Alphonso Lingis, edn. Original, Lexington Books, US, pp. 82 - 100, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sKV3AmiKRncC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Encounters+with+Alphonso+Lingis&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Zournazi M, 1999, '1999 'Scent, Sound and Cinema' i', in Cinema Interval,, pp. 247 - 266
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Zournazi M, 1998, ''Historical Fictions, Uncanny Homes'', in Zournazi M; Lechte J (ed.), After the Revolution, pp. 63 - 76
    Book Chapters | 1994
    Zournazi M, 1994, 'Travelling Stories: Exiles, Foreignness and Communal Life'', in Zournazi M (ed.), Out/Post — New Perspectives in Contemporary Though, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, pp. 13 - 26
  • Edited Books | 2019
    Bennett J; Zournazi M, (ed.), 2019, Thinking in the World: A Reader, Bloomsbury Academic, London
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Zournazi M, 2018, 'Approaching Reality - Some Reflections on Documenting Social Crisis', Revue Française des Méthodes Visuelles, https://rfmv.fr/numeros/2/articles/05-approaching-reality-some-reflections-on-documenting-social-crisis/
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zournazi M; Vanier J, 2016, 'On Communion: Reflections on Dementia, Tenderness and Belonging', Journal for Spirituality in Mental Health, vol. 18, pp. 108 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2015.1047923
    Journal articles | 2012
    Zournazi M, 2012, 'Cosmocracy - A Hymn for the World? Reflections on Michel Serres and the Natural World', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/portal.v9i2.2802
    Journal articles | 2012
    Zournazi M, 2012, 'Cosmocracy: A Hymn for the World?', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 9
    Journal articles | 2010
    Zournazi M, 2010, 'Hope', Indigo, vol. volume 2, pp. 139 - 141
    Journal articles | 2008
    Barker C; Martin B; Zournazi M, 2008, 'Emotional self-management for activists', REFLECTIVE PRACTICE, vol. 9, pp. 423 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623940802431457
    Journal articles | 2008
    Zournazi M, 2008, 'Emotional Management', Reflective Practice, vol. 9, pp. 423 - 435
    Journal articles | 2005
    Zournazi M, 2005, ''kairos or the foreignness of my tongue'', Life Writing, vol. 2, pp. 141 - 148
    Journal articles | 2005
    Zournazi M, 2005, 'A reflection: Kairos or the foreignness of my tongue', Life Writing, vol. 2, pp. 141 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408340308518279
    Journal articles | 2003
    Zournazi M, 2003, 'Hope, Passion, Politics', Soundings: a journal of politics and culture, vol. 22, pp. 70 - 85
    Journal articles | 1995
    Zournazi M, 1995, 'The Queen Victoria of Bush Cuisine”: Foreign incorporation and oral consumption within the nation'', Communal/Plural
    Journal articles | 1993
    Zournazi M, 1993, ''Strangers to Ourselves'', Australian Feminist Studies, pp. 269 - 271
  • Working Papers | 1997
    Zournazi M, 1997, 'Love and Betrayal — Feminist Generations and (M)other Tongues', Macquarie University, Sydney, 13, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 1994
    Zournazi M, 1994, 'Strange Others: Kristeva on Foreignness, Monash University, Melbourne, 20, http://dx.doi.org
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2022
    Zournazi M, 2022, My Rembetika Blues, Mary Zournazi, 01 March 2022 - 03 October 2022, medium: Documentary Film, at: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14584492/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Zournazi M, 2016, Dogs of Democracy, International Festivals, https://www.roninfilms.com.au/feature/13955/dogs-of-democracy.html, Film, Published: 2016, Duration: 58 minutes, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5974472/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Zournazi M; Zournazi M, 2016, Dogs of Democracy - Essay style documentary film, Dogs of Democracy, - , medium: Film, at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5974472/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Zournazi M, 2015, In Search of Loukanikos, In Search of Loukanikos, Published: 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/loukanikos/6847342
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    Zournazi M, 2014, Inventing Peace, Inventing Peace, Radio, Published: 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/archived/radiotonic/inventing-peace-pt-1/5566100
    Creative Written Works | 2011
    Zournazi M, 2011, 'small Moments are Beautiful', Everyday the POssible, Mary Knights , (ed.), SASS
    Creative Written Works | 2011
    Zournazi M, 2011, Everyday the Possible, Everyday the Possible, Knights M, (ed.), SASA Gallery, http://www.unisa.edu.au/artarchitecturedesign/sasagallery/calendar.asp#everyday
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2010
    Zournazi M, 2010, Walking with the Surrealists, ABC Radio National, Sydney, Published: 2010, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/elsewhere/stories/2010/2928381.htm
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2010
    Zournazi M, 2010, Walking with the Surrealists, Published: 2010, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2007
    Zournazi M, 2007, Keywords to War- Radio Documentary, Radio National, ABC Radio, Sydney, Published: 2007, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Creative Written Works | 2004
    Zournazi M, 2004, Preface, Like a sweet cup of tea : shared lives, neighbourhoods and communities, Community Resource Unit
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2003
    Zournazi M, 2003, Mad Love Radio Feature, Editor(s): Zournazi M, Published: 2003, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Other | 2000
    Zournazi M, 2000, Hope. Radio Eye (Radio documentary)
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 1999
    Zournazi M, 1999, Foreign dialogues: Radio-eye (Radio documentary), Published: 01 May 1999, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 1999
    Zournazi M, 1999, ‘Spectres of Place’, Editor(s): Zournazi M, Published: 1999, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

  • Grants from University of Wollongong: Early Career Researcher Publishing Research Grant, 2005; New Researcher Grant, 2006; Staff Research Assistance Grant
  • Alliance Francaise, Sydney and French Embassy Financial Assistance For French Study, July, 2001
  • NIDA Vocal Performance Award, 2000
  • Alliance Francaise Sydney Financial Assistance For French Study, August, 2000
  • French Embassy Translation Research Funding, 2000
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Support Fund for Translation, (University of Western Sydney), 1996
  • Women’s Research Centre Small Grant for Research (University of Western Sydney)
  • Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies Small Grant for Research (University of Western Sydney)
  • University of Western Sydney Humanities and Social Sciences Travelling Fellowship, 1995
  • Nepean Postgraduate Research Award, University of Western Sydney, 1993

Mary's documentary films have won  several awards the following nominations and awards for Dogs of Democracy: 
US Film Award: Spirit of Achievement Award at the Nevada Women’s Festival.
Impact Documentary Awards, April 2017.  Director’s Choice Award, Social Justice Film Festival 2017 (US),
Best Feature Documentary, Imagine This International Women’s Film festival, 2017 (US) &  Shortlisted Telling Tales International Film and Audio Festival.

My Rembetika Blues has been nominated for
Best Documentary Film at the Los Angeles Greek Film (2021)
Best Documentary Film, Nevada Women's Film Festival (2021)
Winner Gold Remi Award for Documentary World-Fest Houston International Film Festival (2021)
My Rembetika Blues is currently doing the International and National Festival Circuit. 

 

Visiting Fellowships

  • Visiting Fellow Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2015.
  • Visiting Fellow Concordia University, Montreal May – July 2011
  • Visiting Fellowship by invitation, Institute of Global Justice, Goldsmiths College, University of London, April-May, 2007
  • Writer in Residence, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, June, 2004
  • Visiting Junior, Scholar Fellowship Program, Peter Wall Institute for Advance Studies, University of British Columbia, 2002

Radio Documentary Work & Commissions

  • ABC Radio National Commission for Inventing Peace, 2014
  • ABC Radio National Commission for Keywords to War, 2006-2007
  • ABC Radio National Commission for ‘Anti-Globalisation, Keywords’, 2005
  • ABC Radio Audio Arts, Commission for Anti-Globalisation Protest Movements, radio feature, 2002-2003
  • ABC Radio Audio Arts, Commission for Mad Love, radio feature, 2001-2002
  • ABC Radio Audio Arts, Commission for Walking with the Surrealists, radio feature, 2001
  • ABC Radio National Commission for Hope radio feature, 2000
  • ABC Television Commission to present and produce 2 Shot program, 1999
  • ABC Radio National Commission for Foreign Dialogues series, 1998

Teaching areas
Sociology, Social Justice, Sociology of Images, Cultural Identities, Experience, Media, culture

Current teaching
ARTS 2874 Culture and Emotion, ARTS 3872 Media, Culture and Power, ARTS 3886 Living Social Justice

Areas of HDR supervision:
Visual cultures, culture, emotion, migration, belonging, identity, peace, cinema, psychoanalysis, philosophies of hope, postcolonial theory, documentary, ethnography.