Projects per year
My specialist areas are globalisation, international migration, diaspore and transnationalism, race and ethnic studies, nationalism, multiculturalism and the Sociology of Everyday Life. I draw on ethnographic and other qualitative research methods to explore structural and institutional factors underpinning questions of identity and social relations in everyday life. I also publish in the areas of Tamil studies and Tamil cinema.
My most recent research projects include: Temporary Skilled Migration to Australia, Everyday Diversity at Work, Race Relations and Racism in Singapore, Translocality and Tamil Migrants, Informal Sport, Inclusion and the Urban Diversity.
I teach the following units: Social Changes in Asia; Sport, Culture and Society and Sociology of Everyday Life.
I have successfully co-supervised the following PhD students:
Banu Senay - Beyond Turkey's Borders: Long-Distance Kemalism, State Politics and the Turkish Diaspora
Laavanya Kathiravelu - Destination Dubai: Migration and City Building in a Rapidly Developing City-State
Kristine Aquino - Racism and Resistance Among the Filipino Diaspora: Everyday Anti-Racism in Australia
Sudheesh Bhasi - Migration, Faith and Social Capital: An Ethnography of Sydney's Hindu Diaspora
Mitra Pariyar - Overseas Caste Among Military Migrants: The Migration and Settlement of Nepalese Gurkhas in Britain
Tran Nguyen Quy - Situating Encounter: Negotiating Cultural Diversity in the Australian Employment Services Providers
Emma Mitchell – Multiculture and Welfare: Diverse Economies of Responsibility and Vulnerability
Randa Abdel-Fattah – Islamophobia, Racial Australianisation and Everyday Multiculturalism
1/02/16 → 4/07/16
1/01/13 → 31/12/13
Velayutham, S. & Devadas, V., 19 Jan 2021, (Accepted/In press) Tamil cinema in the twenty-first century: caste, gender and technology. Velayutham, S. & Devadas, V. (eds.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Foreword/postscript/introduction
Velayutham, S. (ed.) & Devadas, V. (ed.), 19 Jan 2021, (Accepted/In press) Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 228 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Edited Book/Anthology
Velayutham, S., 19 Jan 2021, (Accepted/In press) Tamil cinema in the twenty-first century: caste, gender and technology. Velayutham, S. & Devadas, V. (eds.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contribution
Wise, A. & Velayutham, S., 8 Apr 2020, In : Ethnic and Racial Studies. 43, 5, p. 911-929 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Velayutham, S., 2020, Routledge handbook of Indian transnationalism. Sahoo, A. K. & Purkayastha, B. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 227-237 11 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter