Dr Rose Amazan

Dr Rose Amazan

Senior Lecturer

PhD (International and Comparative Education)
MS (Education)
BA (Mathematics & Secondary Education)

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Education

Rose Amazan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at , Sydney. She has extensive experience working with low SES communities in Australia and internationally. Rose's expertise resides in two strands of research: Social justice in education/pathways to educational equity and international education and development policy with an emphasis on gender. Rose’s research, teaching, and service activities are motivated by her commitment to community development and creating equitable and safe environments for marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

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  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Amazan R, 2021, 'International Academics in African Universities: The Ethiopian Scene', in International Faculty in Asia In Comparative Global Perspective, Springer Nature
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Amazan R; Kebede Dawo K, 2020, 'Fixing the System? - Trends in African Higher Education Governance', in Convergence and Diversity in the Governance of Higher Education Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge University Press
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Amazan R, 2019, 'The invisible presence - the politics of female enrolment numbers in public universities in Ethiopia', in Cochrane L (ed.), Ethiopia Social and Political Issues
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Amazan R, 2019, 'The precarious position of female Ethiopian academics', in Higher Education in Africa and the United States: The Black Experience, New Forums Press, Stillwater, OK USA, pp. 147 - 168
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Amazan R, 2014, 'When the Diaspora Returns: analysis of Ethiopian returnees and the need for highly skilled labour in Ethiopia', in , Symposium Books, pp. 169 - 185,
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Amazan RC, 2011, 'Gender, diaspora and development: The Ethiopian highly-skilled diaspora's notion of home and belonging', in Education and Belonging, pp. 139 - 152
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Beetson J; Anderson P; Lin S; Williamson F; Amazan R; Boughton B; Morrell S; Taylor R; Schwartz M, 2022, 'Impact of a Community-Controlled Adult Literacy Campaign on Crime and Justice Outcomes in Remote Australian Aboriginal Communities', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 11, pp. 56 - 68,
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Impact of a Community-Controlled Adult Literacy Campaign on Crime and Justice Outcomes in Remote Australian Aboriginal Communities', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 11, pp. 56 - 68
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nye A; Amazan R; Charteris J, 2017, 'Prudentia as becoming-shame: knowledge production in Southern Theory research Practice', Reflective Practice, 18, pp. 81 - 93,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Takayama K; Amazan R; Jones T, 2017, 'Thinking with/through the contradictions of social justice in teacher education: Self-reflection on NETDS experience', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42, pp. 84 - 96,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Abimbola S; Amazan R; Vizintin P; Howie L; Cumming R; Negin J, 2016, 'Australian higher education scholarships as tools for international development and diplomacy in Africa', Australian Journal of International Affairs, 70, pp. 105 - 120,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Amazan RC; Negin J; Howie L; Wood J, 2016, 'From extraction to knowledge reproduction: The impact of Australia's development awards on Uganda and Mozambique', International Education Journal, 15, pp. 45 - 65
    Journal articles | 2016
    Takayama K; Heimans S; Amazan R; Maniam V, 2016, 'Doing Southern Theory: Towards Alternative Knowledges and Knowledge Practices in/for Education', Postcolonial Directions in Education, 5, pp. 1 - 25,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Takayama K; Heimans S; Amazan R; Maniam V, 2016, 'Postcolonial Directions in Education: Special Issue', Postcolonial Directions in Education, 5, pp. 1 - 168,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ginns P; Loughland A; Tierney RJ; Fryer L; Amazan R; McCormick A, 2015, 'Evaluation of the Learning to Teach for Social Justice–Beliefs Scale in an Australian context', Higher Education Research & Development, 34, pp. 311 - 323,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Journal articles | 2009
    Amazan R, 2009, 'Gendering the Ethiopian Knowledge Diasporas: Addressing Gender Inequality and Inequity in Public Higher Education', Comparative and International Higher Education, 1, pp. 7 - 9,
    Journal articles | 2008
    Amazan RC, 2008, 'Mobilising the ethiopian knowledge diasporas: Framing the issues', International Education Journal, 9, pp. 43 - 56
  • Reports | 2021
    Amazan R, 2021, Adult literacy and its importance to the Aboriginal community of Campbelltown, NSW, file:///C:/Users/z3528175/Dropbox/My%20PC%20(W-AUD8400CJ3)/Downloads/Sub%2084%20-%20Tharawal%20Aboriginal%20Corporation%20-%2019%20Mar%202021_Redacted%20(1).pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Amazan R; Williamson F, 2019, Aboriginal Adult Literacy campaign. Yes, I Can! In Campbelltown, NSW
    Reports | 2018
    Amazan R, 2018, Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future. Submission from women in Boggabilla and Toomelah, NSW to the Australian Human Rights Commission.,
    Reports | 2016
    Amazan R; Welch A; Soudien C; Gripper D; Sehoole C, 2016, Mapping Australia-Africa Partnerships in Higher Education Report
    Other | 2016
    Amazan R, 2016, Structural barriers limit impact of scholarships, ,
    Reports | 2014
    Amazan R; Negin J; Cumming R; Howie L; Abimbola S, 2014, Australia Awards for Africa: Outcomes of Tertiary Scholarships for African Students Report

Current Grants

2021- Lowitja Institute Project Grants ($198,975)

2020 - Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation ($240,000)

2020 -NSW Department of Education Strategic Research Fund ($584,000)

2019 -Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Education, Seed Grant ($5,000)

2019-Literacy for Life Foundation ($30,000)

  • Research Fellowship Recipient (2018), ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship, the University of Melbourne run by Professor Joy Damousi
  • Travel award (2018) from the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN). Perth, Australia. Australia Africa Teamwork – priority research/education areas for impact. PAPER: Knowledge, Networks and Nations. Australia-Africa collaboration in the Era of Network Science.
  • Travel award (2016) from the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN). Cape Town, South Africa
  • Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Early Career Researcher Award ($500) (2014) for promoting strategic engagement and partnership between government, academia and business
  • Postgraduate Research Travel Award (2007). Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES).
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2005) from the United States Agency for International Development – International Foundation for Self Help – Teach for Africa.
  • Women in Leadership Excellence in Teaching Award-Nominated (Semester 2, 2011). Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.
  • Women in Leadership Scholarship Award (2000) from the State University of New York at Potsdam

Current Projects

  • Cultural Residents Project
  • Culturally Nourishing Schooling
  • The 'Yes, I Can' adult literacy campaign in remote EAL/D Aboriginal communities

My Teaching

EDST5115 - Indigenous and Scociocultural Contexts of Education

EDST2070 - Culture, Identity and Education

EDST5141 - Critically Engaging with Indigenous Education in Australia