writer & researcher
My creative work explores themes including knowledge, embodiment, and loss, and has appeared in Island Magazine and Bent St, and the Emerging Writers Festival 2022's Same River Twice exhibition. I was a 2021-2 West Writer at Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC).
My research on Korean adoption, migration, and diaspora has been supported by the Korea Foundation and the Academy of Korean Studies.
I'm involved in several collaborative projects such as podcasts, research networks, and writing projects.
A list of my publications and academic positions can be found below.
detour, for the Same River Twice exhibition, Emerging Writers Festival 2022. At Footscray Community Arts Centre. Photos: Matto Lucas.
Research Assistant to Assoc Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne
Lecturer, Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow & Visiting Fellow, Yonsei University, South Korea
PhD, The University of Melbourne
Visiting Scholar, Philosophy Department, Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Melbourne
Publications - creative
Publications - academic
Pan, Q., Song, J., Gustafsson, R., & Maree, C. ‘Sexual Citizenship and Asian Immigrants in Post-Marriage Equality Australia.’ Citizenship Studies 25(8): 1058-1076.
Gustafsson R. ‘Theorizing Korean Transracial Adoptee Experiences: Ambiguity, Substitutability, and Racial Embodiment.’ International Journal of Cultural Studies 24(2): 309-324.
Gustafsson, R. ‘다른 곳’에 있기 ‘조용한’ 이주로서 초국적 한인 입양에 관하여. [Being ‘Elsewhere’: On Korean Transnational Adoption as ‘Quiet’ Migration]. In Kim, M. (ed.) 경계를 넘는 한인들 이주, 젠더, 세대와 귀속의 정치, ch. 10, pp. 316-345. Seoul: Hanul Academy.
Han B.Y., Yang M.O., Gustafsson R. ‘The Social Exclusion of Child-Rearing Unwed Mothers in South Korea.’ In: Liamputtong P. (ed.) Handbook of Social Inclusion. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Song, J., Gustafsson, R., Choi, D., & Shin, W. ‘South Korea and Australia: 60 years of diplomatic history, 110 years of human stories.’ Melbourne Asia Review 8.
Gustafsson, R. ‘Korean Transnational Adoption to Australia: ‘Quiet’ Migrants, Diaspora, and ‘Hometactics.” Melbourne Asia Review 5.
Gustafsson, R. & Fronek, P. ‘Intercountry Adoptee Suicide: Research and data collection urgently required to inform post adoption services.’ International Social Service / International Reference Centre for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Families (ISS/IRC) Monthly Review, no. 255, Sept- Oct Edition, p. 10-12.
Spectral Genealogies: Korean Transnational Adoptees, Substitutability, and the Korean Diaspora. Peril Magazine: Asian-Australian Arts and Culture #41.
Gustafsson, R., Hill, R., & Ngo, H. (eds.) Philosophies of Difference: Nature, Racism, and Sexuate Difference, Routledge. [Reviewed in Hypatia]
Gustafsson, S. ‘Depth, Nature, Participation.’ Australian Feminist Law Journal 43 (1): 89-105.
Gustafsson, S. “A Provisional Alignment’: Towards the Formation of a ‘We’ (That We Are),’ Journal of Animal Ethics 5 (1): 76-82. (invited review article)
Gustafsson, S. “The Animal is like a Quiet Force’: Emergence and Negativity in Agamben and Merleau-Ponty.’ Chiasmi International 15: 251-267.
Gustafsson, S. “Live and ‘Make’ Live: The (Re)animations of Topsy the Elephant.’ antiTHESIS 23: 37-53.
Gustafsson, S. “Outside of Being’: Animal Being in Agamben’s Reading of Heidegger.’ colloquy: text, theory, critique 25: 3-20.
Lecturer & Subject Coordinator, SOCI20017: Sexualising Society: Sociology of Sex, The University of Melbourne
Guest Lecturer, various subjects in Sociology, Continental Philosophy, & Literary Studies, RMIT University + The University of Melbourne (since 2016)
Head Tutor, large multidisciplinary subjects (Qualitative Research Methods) and advanced Anthropology subjects, The University of Melbourne (since 2017)
Teaching Associate, 11 undergraduate and Honours level subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Deakin University, & RMIT University (since 2013)