Wendy Shaw

Contemporary research field of whiteness in postcolonial Australia and Indigenous geographies; theoretical debates about identity, specifically concerning urbanism and urbanity, gentrification and cosmopolitanism, and the complex realities of (post)colonial urban life in Australia, and beyond; current research includes projects and collaborations that span the Asia-Pacific region and reach into considerations of The Anthropocene and the human-science research nexus.

Current collaborations include research projects that combine 'science' and 'social science'.

Editor: Geoforum (2015-2018)

2014-2017 Vice president, NSW Geographical Society

2013 Visiting Scholar, Newcastle University UK

2011 Council of the Institute of Australian Geographers

2010 Distinguished International Visiting Fellow, University of Durham, UK

2010 Panelist UNSW ‘At the Edge’ Science Faculty Q&A ‘A sustainable Australia’ http://www.science.unsw.edu.au/at-the-edge-science-lecture-series/
 

Current research, including funded projects (Funding over $4 million)

- Narcissism and environmentalism

- Cable cars as a solution to mass transit

- Bid data: how scientists engage (with M. Ebach, UNSW)

- Human-animal bonds: Lessons from NSW zoos (with Taronga Zoo)

- Various projects in Papua New Guinea (latest with G. Cassis, UNSW, on Canarium weevil)

- Various projects on surviving in the surf (with R. Brander, UNSW)


Recently completed projects:

Accommodating DisabilityCare . Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI, UNSW project)

Biodiversity capacity building in Papua New Guinea and sustainable development of its primary industries (DFAT, UNSW project)

Rip Currents.  Combining social and scientific research methods to improve rip current survival rates in Australia (Australian Research Council & Surf Life Saving Australia, UNSW project)

Coffee Green Scales in PNG: Highland Arabica Coffee and Yield Loss, (UNSW, CABI International & Coffee Industry Corporation PNG) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR, 2012-13)

Demographics, surf knowledge and behavioural responses of rip current rescue victims, funded by Surf Life Saving Australia (2011)

A historical geography of cotton farming in NSW & QLD: adaptation and adoption, funded by Cotton Catchment Communities CRC Ltd (2010 - 2012)
 
2007-2008 (Indigenous) Homelessness: place, house and home, collaborative (C. Birdsall-Jones Project Leader, Curtin) Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) funded.
 
2006-2009 Sustainable management of Coffee Green Scales in PNG, collaborative (CABI International, P Baker & S Murphy), ACIAR PHT/2004/047

2006-2009, titled 'Assessment and improvement of quality management during postharvest processing and storage of coffee in Papua New Guinea (Dr Robert Driscol Project Leader, UNSW) and PNG Coffee Research Institute. ACIAR PHT/2004/017
 
2005-2008 Land Capability Assessment and Classification for Sustainable Pond- Based, Aquaculture Systems (Dr Jes Sammut Project Leader), UNSW ACIAR FIS/2002/076
 
2006 Contemporary urbanism within the Australian inner city: community and heterogeneity, UNSW Science Faculty ECR grant.
 
2004 Manhattanising Sydney: Apartment Living in the Re-imaged CBD (UNSW, Faculty Research Grant Scheme).
 
2003 'A (Post)Colonial Palimpsest of Hawai`i' (FBE Publication and Research Support Scheme)
 
Contributions to 'Pacific Worlds' - www.pacificworlds.com

Journal articles
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King DN; Manawatu M; Shaw WS, 2020, 'Comparing and combining ethnographic records with active Māori histories to provide insights on tsunami hazard', Quaternary Research (United States), vol. 95, pp. 43 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/qua.2019.84
2020
Walton TR; Shaw WS, 2020, 'Childhood hazard encounters at Australian beaches and their influence on attachment behaviours in adulthood', Area, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12688
2020
Walton TR; Shaw WS, 2019, 'Overseas tourists negotiating risk at Australian beaches', Tourism Geographies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2019.1666160
2019
Brander RW; Warton N; Franklin RC; Shaw WS; Rijksen EJT; Daw S, 2019, 'Characteristics of aquatic rescues undertaken by bystanders in Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212349
2019
Shaw WS, 2018, 'Trashion Treasure: A longitudinal view of the allure and re-functioning of discarded objects', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 37, pp. 122 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263775818756643
2018
King DN; Shaw WS; Meihana PN; Goff JR, 2018, 'Māori oral histories and the recurring impact of tsunamis in Aotearoa-New Zealand', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 18, pp. 907 - 919, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-907-2018
2018
2017, 'What’s Left? The role of critical scholarship in a Trumpian age', Geoforum, vol. 85, pp. 316 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.02.009
2017
Shaw WS, 2017, 'After Nulla: Through the Lens of Aboriginal Art', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 38, pp. 301 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2017.1314253
2017
Hosey G; Birke L ; Shaw WS; Melfi V , 2017, 'Measuring the strength of human-animal bonds in zoos.', Anthozoos, vol. 31, pp. 273 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2018.1455448
2017
Walton T; Shaw WS, 2016, 'Land-beach-risk-scape: deciphering the motivators of risk-taking at the beach in Australia', Social & Cultural Geography, vol. 18, pp. 869 - 886, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2016.1239755
2016
Shaw WS; Bonnett A, 2016, 'Environmental crisis, narcissism and the work of grief', Cultural Geographies, vol. 23, pp. 565 - 579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474016638042
2016
Ebach MC; Michael MS; Shaw WS; Goff J; murphy DJ; matthews S, 2016, 'Big data and the historical sciences: A critique', Geoforum, vol. 71, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.02.020
2016
Mackellar KM; Brander RW; Shaw WS, 2015, 'YouTube Videos and the Rip Current Hazard: Swimming in a Sea of (Mis)information', International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.25035/ijare.09.03.10
2015
Bowd D; McKay C; Shaw WS, 2015, 'Urban greening: environmentalism or marketable aesthetics', AIMS Environmental Science, vol. 2, pp. 835 - 949, http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/environsci.2015.4.935
2015
Walton T; Shaw WS, 2015, 'Living with the Anthropocene blues', Geoforum, vol. 60, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.12.014
2015
Shaw WS; Shaw WS; DeLyser D; Crang M, 2015, 'Limited by imagination alone:research methods in cultural geographies', Cultural Geographies, vol. 22, pp. 211 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474015572302
2015
Attard A; Brander RW; Shaw WS, 2015, 'Rescues conducted by surfers on Australian beaches', Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol. 82, pp. 70 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.05.017
2015
MacKellar K; Brander ; Shaw WS, 2015, 'YouTube Videos and the Rip Current Hazard: Swimming in a Sea of (Mis)information', International Journal of A quatic R esearch a nd Ed ucation, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijare2015-0030
2015
Shaw WS; Goff J, 2015, 'Misrepresentation in tsunami warning signage: iconic denial', GeoJournal: Spatially integrated social sciences and humanities, vol. 81, pp. 333 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10708-015-9627-5
2015
Shaw WS; Goff J; Brander R; Walton T; Roberts A ; Sherker S , 2014, 'Surviving the surf zone: Towards more integrated rip current geographies', Applied Geographies, vol. 54, pp. 54 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.07.010
2014
Delyser D; Shaw WS, 2013, 'For menopause geographies', Area, vol. 45, pp. 504 - 506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12059
2013
Shaw WS; Menday L, 2013, 'Fibro Dreaming: Greenwashed beach-house development on Australia's coasts, Urban Studies', Urban Studies, vol. 50, pp. 2940 - 2958, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013482507
2013
Shaw WS, 2013, 'Redfern as the heart(h): Living (black) in inner Sydney', Geographical Research, vol. 51, pp. 257 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12000
2013
Shaw WS, 2013, 'Auto-ethnography and autobiography in geographical research', Geoforum, vol. 46, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2012.11.004
2013
Drozdzewski D; Shaw WS; Dominey-Howes D; Brander R; Walton TR; Gero A; Sherker S; Goff J; Edwick B, 2012, 'Surveying rip current survivors: preliminary insights into the experiences of being caught in rip currents', Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., vol. 12, pp. 1201 - 1211, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-1201-2012
2012
Shaw WS, 2012, 'Thomas, Mary 2011 Multicultural Girlhood: Racism, Sexuality and the Conflicted Spaces of American Education, reviewed by Wendy S. Shaw', Environment and Planning D - Society and Space, http://societyandspace.com/reviews/reviews-archive/mary-thomas-2011-multicultural-girlhood-racism-sexuality-and-the-conflicted-spaces-of-american-education-reviewed-by-wendy-s-shaw/
2012
Shaw WS, 2011, 'But I Hate Jazz', Environment and Planning D - Society and Space, vol. 29, pp. 559 - 561
2011
Shaw WS, 2011, 'Researcher journeying and the adventure/danger impulse', Area, vol. 43, pp. 470 - 476, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01032.x
2011
Thomas M; Abrahamsson C; Mann G; Nagar R; Kumar T; Krupar SR; Romanillos J; Shaw WS; Bonazzi A; Sutcliffe M; Wylie J; Nast HJ; Olsson G, 2011, 'Fictional Worlds', ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE, vol. 29, pp. 551 - 567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d29sym
2011
Birdsall-Jones C; Corunna V; Turner N; Smart G; Shaw W, 2010, 'Indigenous homelessness', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1 - 81
2010
Dunn KM; Kamp A; Shaw WS; Forrest J; Paradies Y, 2010, 'Indigenous Australians’ attitudes towards multiculturalism, cultural diversity, ‘race’ and racism', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, vol. 13, pp. 19 - 31, http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/jaii
2010
Shaw WS, 2009, 'Riotous Sydney: Redfern, Macquarie Fields, and (my) Cronulla', Environment and Planning D - Society and Space, vol. 27, pp. 425 - 443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d8707
2009
Shaw WS; Smart G; Inu SM, 2008, 'Ethnographic Geographies of Coffee Production in Papua New Guinea', UNSULA: International Journal of Island Affairs, vol. 1, pp. 13 - 22
2008
Shaw WS; Herman R; Dobbs G, 2006, 'Encountering indigeneity: Re-imagining and decolonizing geography', Geografiska Annaler Series B - Human Geography, vol. 88, pp. 267 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0459.2006.00220.x
2006
Shaw WS, 2006, 'Sydney`s SoHo syndrome? Loft living in the urbane city', Cultural Geographies, vol. 13, pp. 182 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1897/05-243R.1
2006
Shaw WS, 2006, 'Decolonizing geographies of whiteness', Antipode, vol. 38, pp. 851 - 869, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2006.00479.x
2006
Shaw WS, 2003, '(Post)Colonial Encounters: Gendered Racialisations in Australian Courtrooms', Gender Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, vol. Vol.10, pp. 315 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369032000153296
2003
Shaw WS, 2000, 'Ways of Whiteness: Harlemising Sydney’s Aboriginal Redfern', Geographical Research, vol. 38, pp. 291 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8470.00117
2000
Book Chapters
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Shaw WS, 2017, 'Reciprocity and Aboriginal Redfern, Sydney, Australia', in Herman RD K (ed.), Giving Back: Research and Reciprocity in Indigenous Contexts, OSU Press
2017
Shaw WS, 2012, 'Gentrification without social mixing in the rapidly urbanising world of Australasia', in 3 (ed.), Mixed Communities: Gentrification by Stealth?, Policy Press, pp. 43 - 50
2012
Coombs B; Gombay N; Johnson J; Shaw WS, 2011, 'The Challenges of and from Indigenous geographies', in 4 (ed.), A Companion to Social Geography, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 472 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444395211.ch27
2011
Shaw WS, 2010, 'Serendipitous Coffee Tourism in Papua New Guinea', in Jolliffe L (ed.), Coffee Culture, Destinations and Tourism, edn. first, Channel View Publications, Bristol, pp. 134 - 156
2010
Shaw WS, 2010, 'Serendipitous coffee experiences in Papua New Guinea', in Coffee Culture, Destinations and Tourism, pp. 134 - 156
2010
Shaw WS, 2009, 'Riotous Sydney Take 3 (Cronulla): Confessions of a beach survivor', in Noble G (ed.), Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots, Multiculturalism and National Belonging, edn. 1st, Institute of Criminology Press, sydney, pp. 58 - 71, http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9780975196786
2009
Shaw WS, 2007, 'Fixed traditions and locked up heritages: Misrepresenting indigeneity', in Jones R; Shaw BJ (ed.), Geographies of Australian Heritages: loving a Sunburnt Country, edn. Original, Ashgate, UK, pp. 95 - 111
2007
Shaw WS, 2005, 'Heritage and gentrification: remembering `the good old days` in postcolonial Sydney', in Atkinson R; Bridge G (ed.), Gentrification in a Global Context: The New Urban Colonialism, edn. 1st, Routledge Press, Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 57 - 71
2005
Shaw W, 2004, 'Heritage and gentrification: Remembering 'the good old days' in postcolonial Sydney', in Gentrification in a Global Context: The New Urban Colonialism, pp. 58 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203392089
2004
Shaw W, 'Heritage and gentrification', in Gentrification in a Global Context, Taylor & Francis, pp. 57 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203392089_chapter_4
Shaw W, 'Gentrification without social mixing in the rapidly urbanising world of Australasia', in Mixed communities, Bristol University Press, pp. 43 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt9qgkp2.10
Reports
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Vizel I; Laragy C; Gendera S; Fisher KR; Jenkinson S; Hill T; Finch K; Shaw W; Bridge C, 2016, Addressing the housing needs of participants is critical to NDIS success, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Research and Policy Bulletin, 205, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_rap_issue_205
2016
Brook A; Murphy ST; Kenny MK; Shaw WS; Kukhang T; Aranka J; Simbiken N; Walton T, 2015, Coffee green scales in Papua New Guinea: highland arabica coffee and yield loss, ACIAR, GPO Box 1571 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia, FR2015-06, http://aciar.gov.au/publication/fr2015-06
2015
Vizel I; Laragy C; Gendera S; Fisher KR; Jenkinson S; Hill T; Finch K; Shaw W; Bridge C, 2015, Moving to my home: housing aspirations, transitions and outcomes of people with disability, AHURI, Melbourne, 246, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p71040
2015
cassis G; Shaw WS; reid C; symonds C, 2014, Biodiversity capacity building in Papua New Guinea and sustainable development of its primary industries, Final Report (64688),, DFAT, Canberra
2014
Shaw WS; Cross R; Drozdzewski D; Wolifson P, 2012, A historical geography of cotton farming in NSW and Qld: adaptation and adoption, Cotton Catchment Communities CRC, Narrabri, 3.02.11, http://www.cottoncrc.org.au/general/Research/Projects/3_02_11
2012
Drozdzewski D; Shaw W; Godfrey N, 2011, Treechange Migration to the NSW Southern Highlands: Motivations and outcomes of urban to rural migration, Deptartment of Regional Australia
2011
Murphy S; Brook A; Shaw R; Shaw WS, 2010, Sustainable management of Coffee Green Scales in Papua New Guinea, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, ACIAR, Final Report., ASEM/2004/047 FR2011-05, http://aciar.gov.au/publication/FR2011-05
2010
Birdsall-jones C; Corunna V; Turner N; Smart G; Shaw WS, 2010, Homelessness: place, house & home, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Melbourne, Australia, Mebourne, AHURI Final Report, AHURI Final Report, vol. 143, no. 1, pp. 1 - 80, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/p80368/
2010
Shaw WS; Driscoll R; Srzednicki G; Maika N, 2010, Assessment and improvement of quality management during postharvest processing and storage of coffee in Papua New Guinea, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Publications, FR2010-24, http://aciar.gov.au/publication/fr2010-24, http://aciar.gov.au/files/node/13488/fr2010_24_pdf_11357.pdf
2010
Birdsall-jones C; Shaw WS, 2008, Indigenous homelessness: place, house and home, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Positioning Paper, Positioning Paper: No. 107, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/p80368/
2008
Books
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Shaw W, 2015, The geography of United States poverty: Patterns of deprivation, 1980-1990, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315661728
2015
Shaw WS, 2007, Cities of Whiteness, Blackwell Publishers, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470712931
2007
Conference Papers
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Brander R; Dominey-Howes D; Drozdzewski D; Shaw W; Sherker S; Roberts A, 2013, 'Experiences of swimmers caught in rip currents.', in Experiences of swimmers caught in rip currents., World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2013, Potsdam, Potsdam, presented at World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2013, Potsdam, Potsdam, 20 October 2013 - 23 October 2013
2013
Drozdzewski D; Shaw W; Brander R; Goff J; Dominey-Howes D; Sherker S; Walton T, 2011, 'Reducing rip current drowning: lessons from interviews with rip current survivors', in World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011. Program and Proceedings, Royal Life Saving Society, DaNang, Vietnam, pp. 166 - 166, presented at World Conference on Drowning Prevention, DaNang, Vietnam, 10 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
2011
Charlton T; Swanson R; Walton TR; Shaw WS; Steinberg P, 2010, 'Algal fouling – a cleaning problem and slip hazard: community perceptions & coating solutions', in 19th NSW Coastal Conference Paper Proceedings of the 2010 NSW Coastal Conference, NSW Coastal Conference, Kiama, NSW, pp. 1 - 12, presented at NSW Coastal Conference, Kiama, - , http://www.coastalconference.com/2010/papers2010/Tim%20Charlton%20full%20paper.pdf
2010
Shaw WS, 1997, 'Cultures of Acceptability: Disrupting 'discourses of decline' about an urban Aboriginal community', in Urban life, urban culture : Aboriginal/Indigenous experiences, University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, Macarthur, NSW, 01 January 1997
1997
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Shaw WS, 2012, A life in cotton: a history of the Australian Cotton Industry, Cotton Catchment Communities CRC, Editor(s): Papermoose Productions , Video, Published: 2012, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6149806
2012
Areas of Expertise

Aboriginal urban issues, Redfern, whiteness, gentrification, Sydney apartment development, whiteness