Ms Masa Mikola


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School of Global, Urban & Social Studies

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College of Design and Social Context

Masha Mikola

Dr Masha Mikola is a casual lecturer and researcher in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.


Masha finished her PhD in Intercultural Studies in Slovenia in 2010, after spending two extensive research periods in Melbourne. During her PhD, she received a prestigious Endeavour fellowship from the Australian Government and collaborated with the researchers in the Anthropology Department at the University of Melbourne. Since the completion of her PhD, Masha moved permanently to Australia and worked as a Research Fellow at Deakin University and then as a lecturer, coordinator and tutor at RMIT University and the University of Melbourne.

Masha's research work is interdisciplinary and spans the disciplines of urban anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and philosophy. Her work focuses on the questions of mobility and migration, space and place, boundaries and citizenship.

As a lecturer and tutor, Masha has worked across a number of courses in anthropology, political science, cultural and international studies. Courses she has taught include: Race, Ethnicity and Racism, Anthropology of Religion, City Cultures and Australian Studies. In the last couple of years, she has also coordinated courses related to work-integrated learning at the University of Melbourne and Australian Studies at RMIT.

Masha is a keen supporter of experiential learning and combining in-class learning with out-of-class learning activities.

Key activities

Masha has been coordinating and lecturing in the course 'Introduction to Australian Society' since 2014. The course has been primarily introducing RMIT exchange students to Australian history, and the social, economic and demographic realities of contemporary Australian society. Previously, Masha tutored in the courses: Race, Ethnicity and Racism; Global Mobility and Global Processes.

Besides coordinating and teaching, Masha has also collaborated in research projects on temporary migrants in the Australian labour market, a project investigating media responses to the Sydney Siege and a project on health and wellbeing in Melbourne's west.


  • PhD In Intercultural Studies (University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia)
  • BA (Honours) in Journalism (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)


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