Author: James Arvanitakis

Professor James Arvanitakis is the Dean of the Graduate Research School at Western Sydney University and a member of the University’s Institute for Cultural and Society. He is the founding Head of The Academy that received an Australian Financial Review higher education excellence award (2016). James is internationally recognised for his innovative teaching and named the Prime Minister’s University Teacher of the Year (2012) and the Australia India Education Council’s an Eminent Researcher Award (2015). He is a board member of the Public Education Foundation, the Chair of Diversity Arts Australia, an Academic Fellow at the Australia India Institute and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Development. His research areas include citizenship, resilience and the future of universities. A collection of his work can be found at - and tweets at @jarvanitakis.