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Dr Nour Nicole Dados was awarded her PhD from the University of Technology Sydney (2011). Prior to joining the Centre for Workforce Futures, she worked as a researcher at the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney and in the union sector. Her research examines the institutional and cultural contexts in which social and economic change produce and shape agency and experiences of precarity. She is presently working on a project about the impact of employment insecurity on knowledge production and knowledge workers, and developing a series of studies about social life in the nineteenth century Ottoman empire using the resources of postcolonial sociology.  Her research crosses critical social science and social history and makes use of archival, textual and empirical methods. She is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). 

Education/Academic qualification

Cultural Studies, PhD, University of Technology Sydney

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Outputs 2006 2019

Counting the uncounted: contestations over casualisation data in Australian universities

Dados, N., Goodman, J. & Yasukawa, K., 21 Aug 2019, Data in society: challenging statistics in an age of globalisation. Evans, J., Ruane, S. & Southall, H. (eds.). Bristol ; Chicago, IL: Policy Press, p. 327-336 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


Diversity and human resource management: Australian survey results

Taksa, L. & Dados, N., Nov 2019, Melbourne: Australian HR Institute. 38 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

human resources management
labor force

Mapping Empire: Knowledge production and government in the last Ottoman century

Dados, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Mobile Media and New Cartographies in the Middle East and North African. Krewani, A. & Strohmaier, A. (eds.). Amsterdam University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Knowledge Production

How much is this number worth? Representations of academic casualisation in Australian universities

Yasukawa, K. & Dados, N., 2 Jul 2018, Research and development in higher education: [Re] valuing higher education. Wache, D. & Houston, D. (eds.). Hammondville, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Vol. 41. p. 257-266 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
casual employment
entry level

Neoliberalism in world perspective: southern origins and southern dynamics

Dados, N. & Connell, R., 2018, The SAGE handbook of neoliberalism. Cahill, D., Cooper, M., Konings, M. & Primrose, D. (eds.). London: SAGE Publications, p. 28-39 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Oral presentation

Launch of ‘Diversity and Human Resource Management: Australian Survey Results’ Report

Lucy Taksa (Keynote speaker), Lyn Goodear (Keynote speaker), Nour Dados (Speaker)
21 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation