Dr Rose   Amazan
Senior Lecturer

Dr Rose Amazan

PhD (International and Comparative Education)
MS (Education)
BA (Mathematics & Secondary Education)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

Rose Amazan is a Lecturer in the School of Education at UNSW, Sydney. She has extensive experience working with low SES communities in Australia and internationally. Rose's expertise resides in two strands of research: Social justice in education/pathways to educational equity and international education and development policy with an emphasis on gender.  Rose’s research, teaching, and service activities are motivated by her commitment to community development and creating equitable and safe environments for marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

Phone
+ 61 (2) 9385 0359
Location
G33 Morven Brown

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2021, 'International Academics in African Universities: The Ethiopian Scene', in International Faculty in Asia In Comparative Global Perspective, Springer Nature
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R; Kebede Dawo K, 2020, 'Fixing the System? - Trends in African Higher Education Governance', in Convergence and Diversity in the Governance of Higher Education Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge University Press
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2019, 'The precarious position of female Ethiopian academics', in Higher Education in Africa and the United States: The Black Experience, New Forums Press, Stillwater, OK USA, pp. 147 - 168
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2019, 'The invisible presence - the politics of female enrolment numbers in public universities in Ethiopia', in Cochrane L (ed.), Ethiopia Social and Political Issues
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2014, 'When the Diaspora Returns: analysis of Ethiopian returnees and the need for highly skilled labour in Ethiopia', in , Symposium Books, pp. 169 - 185, https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14920
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan RC, 2011, 'Gender, diaspora and development: The Ethiopian highly-skilled diaspora's notion of home and belonging', in Education and Belonging, pp. 139 - 152
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Nye A; Amazan R; Charteris J, 2017, 'Prudentia as becoming-shame: knowledge production in Southern Theory research Practice', Reflective Practice, vol. 18, pp. 81 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2016.1251411
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Takayama K; Amazan R; Jones T, 2017, 'Thinking with/through the contradictions of social justice in teacher education: Self-reflection on NETDS experience', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 42, pp. 84 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2017v42n4.7
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Abimbola S; Amazan R; Vizintin P; Howie L; Cumming R; Negin J, 2016, 'Australian higher education scholarships as tools for international development and diplomacy in Africa', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 70, pp. 105 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2015.1119230
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan RC; Negin J; Howie L; Wood J, 2016, 'From extraction to knowledge reproduction: The impact of Australia's development awards on Uganda and Mozambique', International Education Journal, vol. 15, pp. 45 - 65
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Takayama K; Heimans S; Amazan R; Maniam V, 2016, 'Doing Southern Theory: Towards Alternative Knowledges and Knowledge Practices in/for Education', Postcolonial Directions in Education, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 25, https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19170
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Takayama K; Heimans S; Amazan R; Maniam V, 2016, 'Postcolonial Directions in Education: Special Issue', Postcolonial Directions in Education, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 168, https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19171
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Ginns P; Loughland A; Tierney RJ; Fryer L; Amazan R; McCormick A, 2015, 'Evaluation of the Learning to Teach for Social Justice–Beliefs Scale in an Australian context', Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 34, pp. 311 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2014.956701
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2013, 'GIVING WOMEN VOICE: THE ETHIOPIAN FEMALE SKILLED DIASPORA'S POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO DEVELOPMENT', SOCIOLOGIA Y TECNOCIENCIA, vol. 3, pp. 77 - 95, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000215651500006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2009, 'Gendering the Ethiopian Knowledge Diasporas: Addressing Gender Inequality and Inequity in Public Higher Education', Comparative and International Higher Education, vol. 1, pp. 7 - 9, https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14943
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan RC, 2008, 'Mobilising the ethiopian knowledge diasporas: Framing the issues', International Education Journal, vol. 9, pp. 43 - 56
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2021, Adult literacy and its importance to the Aboriginal community of Campbelltown, NSW, file:///C:/Users/z3528175/Dropbox/My%20PC%20(W-AUD8400CJ3)/Downloads/Sub%2084%20-%20Tharawal%20Aboriginal%20Corporation%20-%2019%20Mar%202021_Redacted%20(1).pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R; Williamson F, 2019, Aboriginal Adult Literacy campaign. Yes, I Can! In Campbelltown, NSW
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2018, Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future. Submission from women in Boggabilla and Toomelah, NSW to the Australian Human Rights Commission., https://wiyiyaniuthangani.humanrights.gov.au/
    Reports | 2016
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R; Welch A; Soudien C; Gripper D; Sehoole C, 2016, Mapping Australia-Africa Partnerships in Higher Education Report
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R; Negin J; Cumming R; Howie L; Abimbola S, 2014, Australia Awards for Africa: Outcomes of Tertiary Scholarships for African Students Report
  • Other | 2016
    Dr Rose Amazan
    Amazan R, 2016, Structural barriers limit impact of scholarships, https://devpolicy.org/structural-barriers-limit-impact-scholarships-20160512/

Awards

Research Fellowship Recipient (2018), ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship, the University of Melbourne run by Professor Joy Damousi

 

Travel award (2018) from the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN).  Perth, Australia.  Australia Africa Teamwork – priority research/education areas for impact. PAPER: Knowledge, Networks and Nations. Australia-Africa collaboration in the Era of Network Science.

 

Travel award (2016) from the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN).  Cape Town, South Africa

 

Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Early Career Researcher Award ($500) (2014) for promoting strategic engagement and partnership between government, academia and business

 

Postgraduate Research Travel Award (2007).  Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES).

 

Teacher of the Year Award (2005) from the United States Agency for International Development – International Foundation for Self Help – Teach for Africa.


Women in Leadership Excellence in Teaching Award-Nominated (Semester 2, 2011). Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.

 

Women in Leadership Scholarship Award (2000) from the State University of New York at Potsdam 

Grants

Current Grants

2021 - Lowitja Institute Project Grants ($198,975)

2020 - Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation ($240,000)

2020 - NSW Department of Education Strategic Research Fund ($584,000)

2019 - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Education, UNSW Seed Grant ($5,000)

2019 - Literacy for Life Foundation ($30,000)

 

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