The Rap: The Expectations, Experience and Identity of Third Culture Kids
Have you ever wondered about the experiences of today’s young refugees and migrants in Australia? There’s been a huge gap in national research towards this demographic. Looking for Alibrandi should have a sequel to Dr Rimi Khan’s research on migrants and refugees aged 15 to 25.
Dr Rimi’s research on Culture and Communication for Melbourne University delves into the expectations and responsibilities young people are facing from their non-Australian families. In this episode of The Rap, she discusses how strong connections with family may co-exist with cultural labour and reliance. The research honours the youth who identify with this Third Culture, simultaneously struggling with discrimination and feeling as though they belong in Australia.