Kristine Aquino is a sociologist and urban ethnographer. Her research is broadly concerned with race and racism in everyday life, migrant diversity in Australian and Asian cities, migrant practices of transnationalism, and global Filipino migration.
Her first book 'Racism and Resistance among the Filipino Diaspora: Everyday Anti-racism in Australia' (Routledge, 2018) explores Filipino migration to Australia and grounds larger questions about race, nationhood, multiculturalism and anti-racism in lived experiences.
Her current work examines the migration experience of male Filipino migrant workers in Singapore particularly the ways in which they negotiate the exclusionary mechanisms of migration and citizenship regimes through their everyday liesure practices and enable their participation in urban place-making.
Kristine teaches in the Bachelor of Global Studies. She coordinates the degree's capstone subjects including the Global Studies Spring Internship Program. Prior to arriving at UTS, she held academic appointments in Sociology at Macquarie University and Human Geography at the University of New South Wales. She has also undertaken partnership research with government agencies, local councils and community organisations in Western Sydney on issues related to immigrant and Indigenous communities, socio-economic disadvantage, health and housing, community capacity building, and local practices of sustainability.
- UN Day Media Award for 'Promoting Sustainable Cities and Communities', United Nations Association of Australia, 2018
- Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Award for Excellence in Team Teaching, University of Technology Sydney, 2019
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching and Learning Award, University of Technology Sydney, 2018
- Ethnic and Racial Studies
- Anthem Press series 'Global Migration in the Asia Pacific'
- Australian Sociological Association
- International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion Network (IMISCOE)
- Cultural diversity
- Race and ethnicity
- Everyday racism and anti-racism
- Diaspora and transnationalism
- Urban everyday life in Australian and Asian cities
- 99209 Cultures of Globalisation
- 99206 Global Problem Solving
- 99205 Global Work Project
Aquino, K 2018, Racism and Resistance among the Filipino Diaspora, Routledge, UK.
Aquino, K 2020, 'Anti-racism and everyday life' in Solomos, J (ed), Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms, Routledge, London and New York.
Aquino, K 2017, 'Anti-racism 'from below': exploring repertoires of everyday anti-racism' in Paradies, Y (ed), Re-configuring Anti-racism, Routledge, New York and London.
Hamilton, O, Lawton, A & Aquino, K Western Sydney Regional Information and Research 2017, Culture, community and sustainable food practices: A study of community gardens in Blacktown LGA, Parramatta.
Aquino, K 2018, 'Lack of access to social sport threatening Sydney's social cohesion', Razor's Edge, Radio 2ser.
Wise, A, Parry, K, Aquino, K, Neal, S & Velayutham, S 2018, 'Pushing casual sport to the margins threatens cities' social cohesion', The Conversation.
Aquino, K 2017, 'Migrants and Western Sydney's population growth', The Daily, Radio 2ser 107.3.
Robertson, S & Aquino, K 2017, 'Blaming migrants won't solve Western Sydney's growing pains', The Conversation.
Aquino, K 2014, 'Photography methodology in community research', Western Sydney Regional Information and Research, Parramatta.
Aquino, K 2012, 'Cultural, linguistic and migrant diversity in Greater Western Sydney', Western Sydney Regional Information and Research, Parramatta.