- PhD, University of Melbourne (Cultural Studies), 2013
- BA, Murdoch University (First Class Honours), 2002
Rimi’s academic research examines the connections between creativity, cultural economy and citizenship. Her most recent projects focus on creativity and global youth cultures, and ethical fashion economies in Asia. She is the author of Art in Community: the Provisional Citizen (2016, Palgrave). Prior to joining RMIT Vietnam she was a Senior Research Fellow at University of Melbourne where she worked on a number of projects with stakeholders from the creative industries and multicultural sector.
Creative labour; ethical fashion; global youth cultures and cultural participation.
Recent funded projects examine ethical fashion networks in Asia, Indigenous art-making as a ‘living archive’, and multicultural youth in Australia.
Industry engagements in the arts and cultural sector have included partnerships with VICE Media, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Centre for Multicultural Youth and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network.
Prior to joining RMIT Vietnam, Rimi was a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. She managed a number of major ARC research partnerships with arts and cultural organisations in the youth and media sectors.