School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
- Citizenship Studies, esp. Environmental Citizenship
- Nation and State, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism
- Racism, Ethnic Relations, and the Politics of Identity
- Power, Politics and Popular Culture (Cultural Studies)
- Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Year Citation 2023 Cao, B. (2023). Identity, geography and citizenship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Social Identities, 29(3), 1-7.
2023 Cao, B. (2023). Squatting in Rio de Janeiro: constructing citizenship and gender from below. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 29(3), 316-322. 2023 Cao, B. (2023). Postcards from Rio: favelas and the contested geographies of citizenship. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 29(3), 316-322. 2020 Cao, B. (2020). Environmental citizenship in the Indian Ocean region. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 16(1), 1-5.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2017 Cao, B. (2017). Women’s empowerment in the global South. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 13(1), 1-6.
2017 Cao, B. (2017). Race, politics and education in Brazil. Social Identities, 23(4), 493-499.
2017 Cao, B. (2017). Identity and community in the Asia-Pacific. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 13(3), 355-359.
2017 Cao, B. (2017). Race, politics, and education in Brazil: affirmative action in higher education. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 23(4), 493-499. 2017 Cao, B. (2017). Nations, National Narratives and Communities in the Asia-Pacific. JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION, 13(3), 355-359. 2017 Cao, B. (2017). The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and through Social Media. JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION, 13(3), 355-359. 2017 Cao, B. (2017). Reimagining Black difference and politics in Brazil: from racial democracy to multiculturalism. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 23(4), 493-499. 2017 Cao, B. (2017). Education, gender and development: A capability perspective. JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION, 13(1), 119-124. 2017 Cao, B. (2017). Women's empowerment in South Asia: NGO interventions and agency building in Bangladesh. JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION, 13(1), 119-124. 2012 Cao, B. (2012). Legalizing identities: Becoming black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 18(3), 373-379. 2012 Cao, B. (2012). Imperial subjects: Race and identity in colonial Latin America. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 18(3), 373-379. 2012 Cao, B. (2012). Identifying citizens: ID cards as surveillance. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 18(3), 373-379. 2012 Cao, B. (2012). Beyond empire: Australian cinematic identity in the twenty-first century. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 6(3), 239-250.
DOI Scopus9 WoS3
2012 Beasley, C., & Cao, B. (2012). Transforming first-year university politics students into critical thinkers. Ergo, 2(3), 41-52. 2012 Cao, B. (2012). Review essay: identity and citizenship. Social Identities, 18(3), 373-379.
2011 Cao, B. (2011). White Hegemony in the (Re)Birth of Brazil. Humanities Research, 17(1), 35-57. 2011 Cao, B. (2011). Race matters in Brazil. Social Identities, 17(5), 709-716.
2010 Cao, B. (2010). Becoming Brazuca: Brazilian immigration to the United States. SOCIAL IDENTITIES, 16(5), 711-714.
2009 Cao, B. (2009). Multiculturalism without Culture. INTERNATIONAL FEMINIST JOURNAL OF POLITICS, 11(4), 598-599. 2009 Cao, B. (2009). Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box. INTERNATIONAL FEMINIST JOURNAL OF POLITICS, 11(2), 284-286. 2009 Cao, B. (2009). Anne Phillips. Multiculturalism without Culture. Princeton, NJ & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2007. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 11(4 Sp Iss), 598-599.
2007 Cao, B. (2007). Review: Migration, gender and national identity. Social Identities, 13(1), 119-123.
Year Citation 2015 Cao, B. (2015). Environment and citizenship. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
|2019||Singapore Study Tour||Australian Government - New Colombo Plan||$66,000|
|2019||Conference Papers||Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant||$4,000|
|2018||Singapore Study Tour||Australian Government - New Colombo Plan||$66,000|
|2018||Curriculum Design||Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant||$10,000|
|2017||Singapore Study Tour||Australian Government - New Colombo Plan||$66,000|
|2017||Curriculum Design||Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant||$10,000|
|2016||Singapore Study Tour||Australian Government - New Colombo Plan||$66,000|
I have been teaching since 2002. I began as a tutor at the University of Adelaide but have also taught at UniSA and Flinders University. I have a special interest in the study and teaching of Politics, but I am interested in all fields of Social Sciences and the Humanities. I have taught in over twenty different courses over the years. Currently, I teach a number of undergraduate courses across all levels in the Department of Politics and International Relations:
- Introduction to Global Politics
- Environment and Citizenship
- Citizenship and Globalisation
- The Ethics of War and Peace
- Global Environmental Politics
- International Study Tour: Politics
- The State of the World: Post Covid-19
In 2020 I had the honour and the pleasure to interview Julia Gillard as part of the course Introduction to Global Politics. In 2022, I will be teaching The Ethics of War and Peace (Semester 1). I will be on long service leave in Semester 2. I will resume normal teaching in 2023, when I hope I will also be able to conduct the Singapore study tour in Term 4: "Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity". The content of the study tour is beautifully captured in this student blog from the 2017 edition: Majulah Singapura.
I have received several teaching awards, including: the Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2011 and 2016, the Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching [Early Career] in 2010, a Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching [Continuing] in 2016 and 2020, a Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning in 2016, a Student-Led Excellence in Teaching Award in 2019, a Special Commendation: COVID-19 Emergency Teaching Response in 2020, and a Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching and Support for Learning in 2020.
My teaching philosophy emphasises student engagement and participation that builds constantly on student feedback. In essence, this philosophy rests on a student-centred approach. This does not deny the crucial role of teachers as mentors, leaders and/or facilitators, but recognises that without paying close attention to the needs and views of students learning outcomes will be compromised. This approach requires the development and implementation of activities that inspire student engagement and participation, effectively treating students as partners in the teaching and learning process. The successful implementation of this teaching philosophy relies also on my ability to coordinate the efforts of tutors working with me in some of the courses I teach. This has allowed me to enable and inspire others to enhance their approach to learning and teaching.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor The role of state dominance in the interpretation and implementation of refugee rights in the Asia-Pacific Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ainoa Cabada 2020 Co-Supervisor Insecuritization and the Citizenship Regime: Claims of Citizenship of Bangladeshi Migrants amidst the Politics of Insecurity in Mumbai, India Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Maggie Paul
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Aussies Abroad: An Exploration of Australian Expatriates' Citizenship Practices and Perceptions of National Identity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Anna Larson
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