I have spent more than a decade researching the lived experiences of refugee-background young people in Australia and the United Kingdom.
I am committed to collaborating with young people, their communities, and the organisations that serve them to produce critical and creative knowledge and understandings, and to share them with diverse audiences in the pursuit of a more just society.
PhD in Australian Studies (2013), University of Melbourne, Australia
MA Preliminary (Honours equivalent) in Development Studies (2005), La Trobe University, Australia
Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (2004), La Trobe University, Australia
Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in Theatre Production (2000) Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Certificate II in Applied Language (Vietnamese)
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
Assistant Professor (Research), Durham University, UK
Research Officer, La Trobe University, Australia
C. Lenette, S. Banks, C. Nunn, K. Coddington, T. Cook, et al. Brushed under the carpet: Examining the complexities of participatory research (PR). Research for All.
R. Wilding, C. Nunn (2018). Non-metropolitan productions of multiculturalism: refugee settlement in rural Australia. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 41(14), pp.2542-2560.
C. Nunn, SM. Gifford, C. McMichael, I. Correa-Velez (2017). Navigating precarious terrains: Reconceptualizing refugee youth settlement. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees. 33(2), pp.45-55.
C. McMichael, C. Nunn, S. Gifford, I. Correa-Velez (2017). Return visits and belonging to countries of origin among young people from refugee backgrounds. Global Networks. 17(3), pp.382-399.
C. Nunn (2017). Negotiating national (non)belongings: Vietnamese Australians in ethno/multicultural Australia. Identities. 24(2), pp.216-235.
C. McMichael, C. Nunn, I. Correa-Velez, SM. Gifford (2017). Resettlement of refugee youth in Australia: Experiences and outcomes over time. Forced Migration Review: Resettlement.
C. Nunn (2017). Translations-Generations : Representing and Producing Migration Generations Through Arts-Based Research. Journal of Intercultural Studies. 38(1), pp.1-17.
C. Nunn, C. McMichael, SM. Gifford, I. Correa-Velez (2016). Mobility and security: the perceived benefits of citizenship for resettled young people from refugee backgrounds. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42(3), pp.382-399.
C. McMichael, C. Nunn, SM. Gifford, I. Correa-Velez (2015). Studying Refugee Settlement through Longitudinal Research: Methodological and Ethical Insights from the Good Starts Study. Journal of Refugee Studies. 28(2), pp.238-257.
C. Nunn Introductory Essay: Home: An exploratory journey with young Somali-Australians. Liminalities : a Journal of Performance Studies. 12(1),
T. Sharp, DC. Nguyen, C. Nunn, Z. Abdi, O. Aden, et al. Home: An Exploratory Journey with Young Somali-Australians. Liminalities : a Journal of Performance Studies. 12(1),
C. Nunn, C. McMichael, SM. Gifford, I. Correa-Velez (2014). ‘I came to this country for a better life’: factors mediating employment trajectories among young people who migrated to Australia as refugees during adolescence. Journal of Youth Studies. 17(9), pp.1205-1220.
C. Nunn (2014). Introduction: The Belonging Issue. New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences.
C. Nunn (2010). Spaces to Speak: Challenging Representations of Sudanese-Australians. Journal of Intercultural Studies. 31(2), pp.183-198.
S. Brook, C. Nunn (2010). Vietnamese return narratives in Australian public culture. Amerasia Journal.
C. McMichael, C. Nunn (2019). Conducting research with people with refugee backgrounds in Australia: methodological and ethical considerations. In: The health of refugees: Public health perspectives from crisis to settlement.
S. Mitchell, C. Nunn (2007). Integrating gender considerations into conflict and emergency operations: Providing resources for Australian NGOs. In: Aid in Conflict. Nova Science Publishers,
C. Nunn (2018). Dispersed Belongings: A participatory arts-based study of experiences of resettled refugee young people in regional cities in Australia and the United Kingdom. A report for project partners. Manchester Centre for Youth Studies
Nunn, C. (January 2019) ‘Belonging beyond integration: Refugee youth resettlement in Australia and the United Kingdom.’ ‘Hostile Environment’: Migration and Refugees in Modern Times. School of Law, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Nunn, C. (May 2018) ‘The non-metropolitan resettlement of refugee youth: case studies from Australia and the UK.’ Institute of Social Anthropology Seminar Series. University of Bern, Switzerland.
Kumar, V. & Nunn, C. (November 2017) ‘From Syria to Gateshead: Supporting refugee youth belonging through the arts’ Gateshead Diversity Forum. Gateshead Council, UK.
Nunn, C. (July, 2016) ‘Belonging in Bendigo.’ From Displacement to Social Inclusion, Multicultural Arts Victoria, MuseoItaliano, Melbourne, Australia.
Nunn, C. (November 2015) ‘Spaces to speak: Participatory video with refugee-background youth.’ Participatory Research in Arts and Heritage, Participatory Research Hub, Durham University, UK.
Nunn, C. (July 2015) 'Identity formation for unaccompanied humanitarian minors' The Refugee Minor Program Rural Forum, Department of Health and Human Services, Melbourne, Australia.
Nunn, C., et. al. (June 2008) ‘4US – Young people with refugee backgrounds living in Australia’ [screening and panel discussion] at World Refugee Day. Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions/Durham University COFUND International Junior Research
Fellowship Dispersed Belongings: Experiences of young forced migrants in regional cities in the
United Kingdom and Australia. (2015-2018)
La Trobe University ‘Transforming Human Societies’ Research Seed Grant (AUD$19,914) The Karen in Bendigo: a study of local and global belonging (with Dr Raelene Wilding). (2014-2015)
Young Manchester (£115,000) Evaluation of funded youth and play activities (with Professor Hannah Smithson and Elsie Whittington). (2018-2020)
Nunn, C., Al Jamal, A., Al Khalaf, A., et. al (2017). From Syria to Gateshead [Exhibition] BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, UK.
Nunn, C., Aung, N.C., Htoo, W.D., et. al (2016). Belonging in Bendigo [Exhibition] Morley’s Emporium Community Arts Space, Bendigo, Australia.
Nunn, C., Nguyen, H.T., Nguyen, D.C., et. al (2009). Translations-Generations: A collaborative, multi-arts event exploring generational change and intergenerational relations among Vietnamese Australians. [Exhibition] Big West Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
McPhillips, S., Nunn, C., Aung, N.C., et. al (2016). Belonging in Bendigo: A participatory arts-based research project with refugee background youth in an Australian regional city. [Video] https://vimeo.com/183021948
Nunn, C., Sharp, T., Nguyen, D.C., et. al (2009). 4us: Young people with refugee backgrounds living in Australia [DVD]. La Trobe Refugee Research Centre, La Trobe University, Australia.
Nunn, C. (2015). ‘“Securitisation” presents challenges for migrant settlement and integration’. The
Conversation. July 16, 2015. http://theconversation.com/securitisation-presents-challenges-for-migrant-settlement-and-integration-43618
'Young Refugees Explore the Arts', The Gateshead Housing Company News, October 2017: https://www.gatesheadhousing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/H0021-JH-GHC-News-AUTUMN-2017-low-res.pdf
'The Art of Belonging', Bendigo Weekly 24/6/16: https://bendigoweekly.worldsecuresystems.com/news/the-art-of-belonging?A=SearchResult&SearchID=135881838&ObjectID=7118044&ObjectType=35
Member, British Sociological Association
Co-Convenor, British Sociological Association Youth Study Group