Dr Mark Mallman

Dr Mark Mallman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education. His research involves qualitative, sociological studies of youth, social class (including class cultures, classed valuations, and social mobility), higher education, rurality, intercultural relations, migration, and multiculturalism. These intersect in recent projects conducted in collaboration with sociologist colleagues and the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Department of Education and Training. The most recent example is research on refugee background university student experiences of intercultural relations in regional Australian university campuses (conducted at the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, La Trobe University). Mark currently works with the Life Patterns research team, focusing on young people’s trajectories and experiences of inter-generational social mobility.