Val Colic-Peisker is an Associate Professor (sociology) in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. Prior to joining RMIT in 2007, she worked at Monash and Murdoch universities and the University of Western Australia. Val’s research interests centre around notions of ethnicity, race, identity, community and class. She has written extensively on topics such as labour and the residential integration of immigrants to Australia, the development of Australian multiculturalism and urban diversity and homeownership. Val regularly presents at national and international conferences and workshops and serves as a reviewer for Australian and international academic journals and research funding bodies.