During the 109th Dies Natalis of our university, devoted to resilient cities and societies for future generations, two honorary doctorates will be awarded for their exceptional academic achievements: Professor Ien Ang and Professor Ann Masten. Interested? Check a selection of their work here.
Professor Ien Ang
Professor Ien Ang (Western Sydney University) receives an honorary doctorate for being a forerunner in interdisciplinary cultural research spanning different areas of the humanities and social sciences, and for her collaborative cultural research aimed at creating positive societal change.
Her honorary promotor is Professor Susanne Janssen of Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. Check the ESHCC webpage for her appraisal of Professor Ang’s groundbreaking work.
Books (including books with a chapter written by Professor Ang)
- Chinatown unbound: trans-Asian urbanism in the age of China (2019)
- Making Culture: Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of Nationing in Contemporary Australia (2018) – Chapter: Australia and the ambivalent politics of diversity
- The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication (2018) – Chapter: Museums and cultural diversity: A persistent challenge (Open Access)
- On not speaking Chinese: living between Asia and the West (2001)
- Desperately Seeking the Audience (1991)
- Watching Dallas: soap opera and the melodramatic imagination (1985)
Professor Ann Masten
Professor Ann Masten (University of Minnesota) is honored for her outstanding contribution to the study on the development of resilience and for advancing theory on the positive outcomes of children and families facing adversity.
'Ann Masten views the world from a child's needs' according to Professor Loes Keijsers of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, her honorary promotor. Check the ESSB pages more background information on her research.
Books (including books with a chapter written by Professor Masten)
- Multisystemic resilience: Adaptation and transformation in contexts of change (2021) – Chapter: Resilience in developmental systems: Principles, pathways, and protective processes in research and practice
- The Oxford handbook of positive psychology (2016) – Chapter: Resilience in development
- Contextualizing immigrant and refugee resilience: Cultural and acculturation perspectives (2020) – Chapter: Immigrant youth resilience: Integrating developmental and cultural perspectives
- Ordinary Magic: Resilience Processes in Development (2014)
- Realizing the potential of immigrant youth (2012)