Dr Sukhmani Khorana

Dr Sukhmani Khorana

Scientia Fellow (Level D)

PhD (University of Adelaide); Bachelor of Media Honours (First Class - University of Adelaide)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Sukhmani Khorana is a Scientia Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of the Arts and Media.

She is interested in media, migration and affect and her research focuses on multi-platform refugee narratives, the politics of food, the role of emotions in social change, cultural diversity in media and culture, and self-representation by young people of colour.  Through her research, Sukhmani aims to create broader awareness about the lives of asylum seekers and refugees and contribute to the capacity-building of disadvantaged migrant communities.

Robert Webster 231F
  • Books | 2013
    Khorana S, 2013, Crossover cinema: Cross-cultural film from production to reception, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203097212
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Khorana S, 2023, 'Second-Generation Migrants in the Media and Politics: Enacting Cultural Citizenship, Claiming Belonging', in Politics of Citizenship and Migration, pp. 241 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34358-2_12
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Khorana S, 2022, 'Indian-Australian Political Candidates as Transnational Actors: Reflecting the Community or Fighting Othering?', in Transnational Spaces of India and Australia, pp. 53 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81325-3_4
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Khorana S, 2020, 'Australians in Hanoi: When Street Food Tours are Safely Exotic', in Youth in a Globalizing World, pp. 139 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004411487_008
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Khorana S, 2019, 'Politicizing the Past: Memory in Australian Refugee Documentaries', in Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies, pp. 317 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17751-5_21
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Khorana S, 2018, 'Watching to witness: Responses beyond empathy to refugee documentaries', in Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference, pp. 133 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93958-2_8
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Khorana S, 2017, 'MasterChef and the ‘everyday Australia’: Reception amongst first- and second-generation migrants', in Minorities and Media: Producers, Industries, Audiences, pp. 147 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59631-4_8
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Khorana S, 2013, 'Crossover cinema: A genealogical and conceptual overview', in Crossover Cinema: Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception, pp. 3 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203097212
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Khorana S, 2013, 'Maps and movies: Talking with Deepa Mehta', in Crossover Cinema: Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception, pp. 27 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203097212
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Khorana S; Swan E, 2024, 'Interview on ‘Mediated Emotions of Migration’: Elaine Swan and Sukhmani Khorana: Social Movements, Emotions, and Migrant Agency as Anti-Racist: Elaine Swan and Sukhmani Khorana on “Mediated Emotions of Migration” (BUP, 2023)', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 45, pp. 365 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2023.2248011
    Journal articles | 2024
    Khorana S, 2024, 'Can producers and consumers of color decolonize foodie culture?: An exploration through food media in settler colonies', Gender, Work and Organization, 31, pp. 903 - 915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12615
    Journal articles | 2024
    Khorana S, 2024, 'Running in the Family: Australian Migrants’ Environmental Care as Inter-generational and Domestic Civic Practice', Journal of Intercultural Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2024.2325954
    Journal articles | 2024
    Khorana S, 2024, '‘Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: cooking on TV gets a decolonial makeover’', Food, Culture and Society, 27, pp. 326 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2023.2286054
    Journal articles | 2023
    Khorana S, 2023, 'Editorial', Food, Culture and Society, 26, pp. 989, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2023.2290256
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stephens E; Offord B; Slater L; Khorana S; Noble G; Gibson M; Montgomery L; Olive R, 2023, 'Celebrating 30 years of the CSAA', Continuum, 37, pp. 715 - 727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2023.2296343
    Journal articles | 2023
    Thapliyal N; Khorana S; Pal F; Ghosh D, 2023, 'Resisting Hindutva in the digital Indian diaspora: notes from Australia', Ethnic and Racial Studies, 46, pp. 1527 - 1550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2022.2115309
    Journal articles | 2022
    Khorana S, 2022, 'Creative Frictions: Arts Leadership, Policy and Practice in Multicultural Australia', JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES, 43, pp. 530 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2022.2086229
    Journal articles | 2022
    Khorana S, 2022, 'How to make arts-based interventions appropriate for young refugees?: towards a decolonial framework', Journal of Youth Studies, 25, pp. 963 - 976, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2021.1929885
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khorana S, 2021, 'COVID-19 and the affective politics of congestion: an exploration of population density debates in Australia', Cultural Studies, 35, pp. 306 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2021.1898029
    Journal articles | 2020
    Harvey K; Khorana S, 2020, 'Introduction: inclusion, exclusion and Australian television, past and present', Media International Australia, 174, pp. 17 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878X19883763
    Journal articles | 2020
    Khorana S, 2020, 'Diverse Australians on television: from nostalgic whiteness to aspirational multiculturalism', Media International Australia, 174, pp. 29 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878X19863849
    Journal articles | 2020
    Khorana S, 2020, 'Home and Away vs Netflix: Inter-generational and Intersectional Asian Australian Viewing Patterns', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 41, pp. 694 - 707, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2020.1831457
    Journal articles | 2016
    Khorana S, 2016, 'Anti-rape media campaigns: A transnational perspective', Communication and the Public, 1, pp. 257 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2057047316648662
    Journal articles | 2015
    Khorana S, 2015, 'Self-distribution and Mary Meets Mohammad: Towards ethical witnessing', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9, pp. 66 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17503175.2014.1002271
    Journal articles | 2015
    Khorana S, 2015, 'Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transnational Contexts', Australian Feminist Studies, 30, pp. 102 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2014.998456
    Journal articles | 2014
    Harindranath R; Khorana S, 2014, 'Civil society movements and the twittering classes in the postcolony: An indian case study', South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies, 37, pp. 60 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2012.744285
    Journal articles | 2014
    Khorana S; Parthasarathi V; Thomas PN, 2014, 'Public spheres and the media in India', Media International Australia, pp. 75 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878x1415200108
    Journal articles | 2014
    Khorana S, 2014, 'From 'De-wogged' Migrants to 'Rabble Rousers': Mapping the Indian Diaspora in Australia', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35, pp. 250 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2014.899950
    Journal articles | 2014
    Khorana S, 2014, 'The political is populist: Talk shows, political debates, and the middle-class public sphere in India', Media International Australia, pp. 98 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878x1415200111
    Journal articles | 2013
    Harindranath R, 2013, 'Civil society movements and the "twittering classes" in the postcolony: an Indian case study', South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 37, pp. 60 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2012.744285
    Journal articles | 2013
    Khorana S, 2013, 'Gender mores on Indian TV: The 'respectable' middle class and NDTV's the Big Fight', Media International Australia, pp. 111 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878x1314700112
    Journal articles | 2012
    Khorana S, 2012, 'English-language television news and the great Indian middle class: Made for each other?', Studies in South Asian Film and Media, 4, pp. 23 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/safm.4.1.23_1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Khorana S, 2012, 'Film festivals and beyond: Activist discourses in the reception of samson and delilah and the tall man', Studies in Australasian Cinema, 6, pp. 212 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/sac.6.2.217_1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Khorana S, 2012, 'Orientalising the emerging media capitals: The age on Indian TV's 'Hysteria'', Media International Australia, pp. 39 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878x1214500106
    Journal articles | 2011
    Pugsley PC; Khorana S, 2011, 'Asserting nationalism in a cosmopolitan world: Globalized Indian cultures in Yash Raj Films', Continuum, 25, pp. 359 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2011.562963
  • Reports | 2023
    2023, Foundations for Belonging 2023: Exploring refugees’ understanding and engagement with First Nations issues and histories

  • ARC (LP220100456)

Funded in Feb 2023, Project title 'Place-based employment and enterprise of newly arrived young migrant women'; Lead CI with Dr Quah Ee Ling, A/Prof Nida Denson and Dr Teddy Nagaddya; Partner Organisations: Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, CORE Community Services, Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre, Navitas, CuriousWorks, 15/15 Festival

Total: $150,000

  • ARC (LP150100202)

Funded in July 2015, Project titled ‘Migration, Cultural Diversity and Television: Reflecting Modern Australia’; CI with Prof Kate Darian-Smith and Prof Sue Turnbull; Partner Organisations: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and Museum Victoria

Total: $222,470

  • UOW Faculty Challenge Grant (Collaboration and Pilot Study)

Funded in April 2015 and November 2015, Project titled ‘Community and Activist Media in the Illawarra’; CI with Assoc Prof Tanja Dreher and Prof Bronwyn Carlson

Total: $13,000

  • ‘Foundations for Belonging’ Commissioned Research

Funded from 2019-2022; Partner: Settlement Services International; Lead CI with Associate Professor Liam Magee

Total: $20,000

  • ‘Creative Equity Toolkit’ Commissioned Research

Funded in 2021; Partner: Diversity Arts Australia; Lead CI with Dr Zelmarie Cantillon

Total: $5,000

  • Urban Living Futures and Society research theme champion funding

Funded in 2021; ‘Places for Belonging’ project (with Assoc Prof Anna Pertierra, Dr Rachael Jacobs and THINK+DO Foundation)

Total: $5,000

•  University of Wollongong ‘Impact-maker’ (2018)

•  Faculty Arete Research Champion, University of Wollongong (2018)

•  ‘Research Engagement’ Award winner, ICS local achievement awards at Western Sydney University (2021)