The IRN was established in April 2014 by Chris Agius and Dean Keep. Based in Melbourne, it brings together over 100 researchers and postgraduate students from Australia and abroad working on themes of identity across a variety of disciplines.We are particularly interested in the relationship between identity, politics, space, technology, culture, media and art.

We hold regular seminars, workshops and the occasional conference. Our first published book, emerging from our research activities, is The Politics of Identity: Space, Place and Discourse, with Manchester University Press (2018).

We welcome researchers and practitioners interested in themes relating to identity and showcasing innovative work. Please get in touch with us if you would like to present your work, have ideas for seminars, or publication plans.