Projects per year
My research has focused on two main fields of study:
- Critical development studies (esp. development volunteering, culture and social change, gender and development, poverty reduction policy making)
- Social and cultural geographies of migration, ethnicity and race (esp. refugee and migrant settlement, constructions of racial and ethnic identities)
In critical development studies my work has focused on analysing the conceptual premises on which development policies and development scholarship are based. Empirically this work has centred on the role of ICTs in development, the participatory turn, gender and poverty reduction strategies. My current research project examines the impacts of international volunteering on host organisations and volunteers, as well as on constructions of development cooperation as partnership.
In social and cultural geography my research has examined how migrants and refugees reconstruct their identities in Australia within terrains and settlement contexts that are structured by race, class, gender, and underpinned by often implicit notions of modernity and development. Currently my attention is drawn to the ways in which the experiences and impacts of migration manifest differently in different places, and how sub-state regions shape these social transformations through migration.
Resilient humanitarianism: the League of the Red Cross Societies, 1919-1991 (ARC DP190101171; 2019-2022 Co-CI)
Cosmopolitan development: the impacts of international volunteering (ARC LP120200085; 2012-2015, Lead CI)
From stranger to citizen: migration, modernisation and racialisation in the making of the new Australian (ARC DP0665782; 2006-07, Lead CI)
PhD, Durham University
Award Date: 20 Jun 1990
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Durham University
Award Date: 20 Jun 1985
11/04/21 → 10/04/22
Becoming South Australian: Sub-national government and humanitarian migrant perspectives on settlement and belongingSchech, S., 2020, Quest for refuge: Reception responses from the Global North. Sacramento, O., Challinor, E. & Silva, P. G. (eds.). 1st ed. Famalicão: Edições Húmus, p. 129-147 19 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Schech, S. & Saikia, U., 30 Jun 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Climate and Development. 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Schech, S., Skelton, T., Mundkur, A. & Kothari, U., 1 Apr 2020, In: NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY. 49, 2, p. 252-271 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Resilient Humanitarianism? Using Assemblage to re-evaluate the history of The League of Red Cross SocietiesOppenheimer, M., Schech, S., Fathi, R., Wylie, N. & Cresswell, R., 27 Aug 2020, In: The International History Review. p. 1-19 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Downloads (Pure)
Schech, S., Skelton, T. & Mundkur, A., Jun 2018, In: The Geographical Journal. 184, 2, p. 148-157 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review8 Citations (Scopus)