Mary Zournazi

Associate Professor
Associate Director

Mary Zournazi is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Mary has published numerous books including Inventing Peace with the German Film director Wim Wenders & Justice and Love with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. She is an award winning documentary film maker, her most recent films are Dogs of Democracy (2017) and My Rembetika Blues (2021). She has produced and written radio documentaries for over the last twenty years for ABC Radio National.

She currently teaches and researches in areas of visual sociology, cinema, culture and emotions, social justice, digital cultures, ideas of hope, peace, political love, the body and self, and issues of communal belonging. Her previous research has explored issues of war, terror, language, hope, and the impacts of migration and displacement on the self and familial life. She is currently interested in creative responses to social and economic crisis, care, justice and peace. She has a passion for writing and directing essay style documentaries.

Her work traverses both traditional academic practices and creative research in film, theatre and radio.

Research Areas

Visual sociology, cinema, politics, culture, emotion, migration, belonging, identity, peace, psychoanalysis, philosophies of hope, postcolonial theory.

    Books
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    Zournazi M; Williams R, 2020, Justice and Love A Philosophical Dialogue, Bloomsbury Publishing
    2020
    Zournazi M; Wenders W, 2014, Inventare La Pace, Bompiani, Italy, http://www.rcslibri.it/libri/inventare-la-pace/
    2014
    Zournazi M; Wenders W, 2013, Inventing Peace - a dialogue on perception, first, I.B Tauris, London, http://www.inventing-peace.com/
    2013
    Zournazi M, 2007, Keywords to war : reviving language in an age of terror, Original, Scribe, Melbourne
    2007
    Lechte J; Zournazi M, 2003, The Kristeva critical reader, Edinburgh Univ Pr
    2003
    Zournazi M, 2003, Hope: new philosophies for change, 2, Routledge, New York, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-hfTXAxZuFAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    2003
    Zournazi M, 1998, After the Revolution - On Julia Kristeva, Zournazi M, (ed.), ARTSPACE, Sydney
    1998
    Zournazi M, 1998, Foreign dialogues, Pluto Press (UK)
    1998
    Zournazi M, 1995, Out/Post — New Perspectives in Contemporary Thought, Zournazi M, (ed.), University of Western Sydney, Sydney
    1995
    Book Chapters
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    Zournazi M, 2020, 'The Heart of Things: Wim Wenders and the Evocations of Peace', in Wim Wenders: Making films that matter, pp. 168 - 178, https://login.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=2365757&site=ehost-live&scope=site
    2020
    Zournazi M; Serres M, 2019, 'Revolutions in thinking', in Zournazi M; Bennett J (ed.), Thinking in the World, Bloomsbury Academic, London, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=4eKcxwEACAAJ&pg=PA29&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
    2019
    Zournazi M; Hardt M, 2019, 'Thinking love and politics in the world', in Bennett J; Zournazi M (ed.), Thinking in the World, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=4eKcxwEACAAJ&pg=PA29&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
    2019
    Bennett J; Zournazi M, 2019, 'Thinking in the world', in Bennett J; Zournazi M (ed.), Thinking in the world: A Reader, Bloomsbury Academic, London, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=4eKcxwEACAAJ&pg=PA29&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
    2019
    Zournazi M, 2019, 'From hope to care: some reflections on hope in a post hope world', in Hunter S (ed.), Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death, Manchester University Press, Manchester, https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526143471/
    2019
    Zournazi M, 2018, 'A Notebook on Peace: Reflections on Cinema and Perception', in Leiner M; Schliesser C (ed.), Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution, edn. Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave, UK, pp. 165 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_16
    2018
    Zournazi M, 2018, 'Introduction to the Arts', in Schliesser C (ed.), Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution, edn. Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave, UK, pp. 149 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_14
    2018
    Zournazi M, 2017, 'Introduction to the Arts', in Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution, pp. 149 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_14
    2017
    Zournazi M; Massumi B, 2016, 'Hope and Affect', in Daricioglu Lemin (ed.), Queer Temasa, Turkey, http://www.babil.com/queer-temasa-kitabi-leman-sevda-daricioglu
    2016
    Zournazi M, 2015, 'Brian Massumi en conversacion con Mary Zournazi', in Ejercicios de ocupacion, Cuerpo de Letra-Mercat de les flors, Barcelona, pp. 21 - 55, http://www.edicionespoligrafa.com/es/biblio/ejercicios-de-ocupacion
    2015
    Zournazi M; Massumi B, 2015, 'Navigating Movements', in Politics of Affect, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 1 - 46
    2015
    Zournazi M; Bennett J, 2015, 'To See and be Seen', in Zournazi M; Bennett J (ed.), Eyes, edn. Thinking in the World, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 1 - 2
    2015
    Zournazi M, 2013, 'Afterword: Critical hopes – gratitude and the magic of encounter', in Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, pp. 157 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203431115
    2013
    Zournazi M, 2013, 'Critical Hopes – Gratitude and the Magic of Encounter', in Bozalek V (ed.), Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, Routledge, pp. 157 - 163, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415826327/
    2013
    Zournazi M, 2013, 'Antigone Kefala: By the Roadside', in NIckas H (ed.), Antigone Kefala: A writer's journey, Owl Publishing
    2013
    Zournazi M, 2012, 'Acts of Kindness', in Murpett J; Stevens M (ed.), Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, edn. Original, Continuum, UK, pp. 145 - 156
    2012
    Zournazi M, 2011, ''Love on the Streets'', in Malpas J; Jacobs K (ed.), Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia, edn. Original, University of Queensland Press, Queensland, pp. 225 - 234
    2011
    Zournazi M; Massumi B, 2010, 'Bewegungen navigieren', in Massumi B (ed.), Ontomatch, edn. Original, Merve Verla Berlin, Germany, pp. 25 - 67
    2010
    Zournazi M, 2004, 'Hope and Politics’', in City, Democracy and Art, edn. Original, Istanbul Cultural Foundation, Turkey, pp. 51 - 70
    2004
    Zournazi M, 2003, 'Foreign Bodies: Interview with Alphonso Lingis 1996', in Hooke A; Fuchs W (ed.), Encounters with Alphonso Lingis, edn. Original, Lexington Books, US, pp. 82 - 100, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sKV3AmiKRncC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Encounters+with+Alphonso+Lingis&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    2003
    Zournazi M, 1999, '1999 'Scent, Sound and Cinema' i', in Cinema Interval,, pp. 247 - 266
    1999
    Zournazi M, 1998, ''Historical Fictions, Uncanny Homes'', in Zournazi M; Lechte J (ed.), After the Revolution, pp. 63 - 76
    1998
    Zournazi M, 1994, 'Travelling Stories: Exiles, Foreignness and Communal Life'', in Zournazi M (ed.), Out/Post — New Perspectives in Contemporary Though, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, pp. 13 - 26
    1994
    Edited Books
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    Bennett J; Zournazi M, (ed.), 2019, Thinking in the World: A Reader, Bloomsbury Academic, London
    2019
    Journal articles
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    Zournazi M, 2018, 'Approaching Reality - Some Reflections on Documenting Social Crisis', Revue Française des Méthodes Visuelles, https://rfmv.fr/numeros/2/articles/05-approaching-reality-some-reflections-on-documenting-social-crisis/
    2018
    Zournazi M; Vanier J, 2016, 'On Communion: Reflections on Dementia, Tenderness and Belonging', Journal for Spirituality in Mental Health, vol. 18, pp. 108 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2015.1047923
    2016
    Zournazi M, 2012, 'Cosmocracy - A Hymn for the World? Reflections on Michel Serres and the Natural World', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/portal.v9i2.2802
    2012
    Zournazi M, 2012, 'Cosmocracy: A Hymn for the World?', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 9
    2012
    Zournazi M, 2010, 'Hope', Indigo, vol. volume 2, pp. 139 - 141
    2010
    Barker C; Martin B; Zournazi M, 2008, 'Emotional self-management for activists', REFLECTIVE PRACTICE, vol. 9, pp. 423 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623940802431457
    2008
    Zournazi M, 2008, 'Emotional Management', Reflective Practice, vol. 9, pp. 423 - 435
    2008
    Zournazi M, 2005, 'A reflection: Kairos or the foreignness of my tongue', Life Writing, vol. 2, pp. 141 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408340308518279
    2005
    Zournazi M, 2005, ''kairos or the foreignness of my tongue'', Life Writing, vol. 2, pp. 141 - 148
    2005
    Zournazi M, 2003, 'Hope, Passion, Politics', Soundings: a journal of politics and culture, vol. 22, pp. 70 - 85
    2003
    Zournazi M, 1995, 'The Queen Victoria of Bush Cuisine”: Foreign incorporation and oral consumption within the nation'', Communal/Plural
    1995
    Zournazi M, 1993, ''Strangers to Ourselves'', Australian Feminist Studies, pp. 269 - 271
    1993
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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    Zournazi M, 2016, Dogs of Democracy, International Festivals, https://www.roninfilms.com.au/feature/13955/dogs-of-democracy.html, Film, Published: 2016, Duration: 58 minutes, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5974472/
    2016
    Zournazi M, 2015, In Search of Loukanikos, In Search of Loukanikos, Published: 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/loukanikos/6847342
    2015
    Zournazi M, 2014, Inventing Peace, Inventing Peace, Radio, Published: 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/archived/radiotonic/inventing-peace-pt-1/5566100
    2014
    Zournazi M, 2010, Walking with the Surrealists, ABC Radio National, Sydney, Published: 2010, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/elsewhere/stories/2010/2928381.htm
    2010
    Zournazi M, 2010, Walking with the Surrealists, Published: 2010, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    2010
    Zournazi M, 2007, Keywords to War- Radio Documentary, Radio National, ABC Radio, Sydney, Published: 2007, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    2007
    Zournazi M, 2003, Mad Love Radio Feature, Editor(s): Zournazi M, Published: 2003, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    2003
    Zournazi M, 1999, ‘Spectres of Place’, Editor(s): Zournazi M, Published: 1999, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    1999
    Zournazi M, 1999, Foreign dialogues: Radio-eye (Radio documentary), Published: 01 May 1999, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    1999
    Creative Works (non-textual)
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    Zournazi M; Zournazi M, 2016, Dogs of Democracy - Essay style documentary film, Dogs of Democracy, - , medium: Film, at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5974472/
    2016
    Creative Written Works
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    Zournazi M, 2011, 'small Moments are Beautiful', Everyday the POssible, Mary Knights , (ed.), SASS
    2011
    Zournazi M, 2011, Everyday the Possible, Everyday the Possible, Knights M, (ed.), SASA Gallery, http://www.unisa.edu.au/artarchitecturedesign/sasagallery/calendar.asp#everyday
    2011
    Zournazi M, 2004, Preface, Like a sweet cup of tea : shared lives, neighbourhoods and communities, Community Resource Unit
    2004
    Other
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    Zournazi M, 2000, Hope. Radio Eye (Radio documentary)
    2000
    Working Papers
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    Zournazi M, 1997, 'Love and Betrayal — Feminist Generations and (M)other Tongues', Macquarie University, Sydney, 13, http://dx.doi.org
    1997
    Zournazi M, 1994, 'Strange Others: Kristeva on Foreignness, Monash University, Melbourne, 20, http://dx.doi.org
    1994

    Mary's documentary films have won  several awards the following nominations and awards for Dogs of Democracy: 
    US Film Award: Spirit of Achievement Award at the Nevada Women’s Festival.
    Impact Documentary Awards, April 2017.  Director’s Choice Award, Social Justice Film Festival 2017 (US),
    Best Feature Documentary, Imagine This International Women’s Film festival, 2017 (US) &  Shortlisted Telling Tales International Film and Audio Festival.

    My Rembetika Blues has been nominated for
    Best Documentary Film at the Los Angeles Greek Film (2021)
    Best Documentary Film, Nevada Women's Film Festival (2021)
    Winner Gold Remi Award for Documentary World-Fest Houston International Film Festival (2021)
    My Rembetika Blues is currently doing the International and National Festival Circuit. 

     

    • Grants from University of Wollongong: Early Career Researcher Publishing Research Grant, 2005; New Researcher Grant, 2006; Staff Research Assistance Grant
    • Alliance Francaise, Sydney and French Embassy Financial Assistance For French Study, July, 2001
    • NIDA Vocal Performance Award, 2000
    • Alliance Francaise Sydney Financial Assistance For French Study, August, 2000
    • French Embassy Translation Research Funding, 2000
    • Humanities and Social Sciences Support Fund for Translation, (University of Western Sydney), 1996
    • Women’s Research Centre Small Grant for Research (University of Western Sydney)
    • Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies Small Grant for Research (University of Western Sydney)
    • University of Western Sydney Humanities and Social Sciences Travelling Fellowship, 1995
    • Nepean Postgraduate Research Award, University of Western Sydney, 1993

    Film & Documentary, Culture & Emotion, Hope, Visual Cultures, Justice, Peace, Human & Non-Human relations, Animal Studies
    Technological cultures & change, Sociologies of Ageing and Culture, Social Theory , Digital and Screen Media, Experimental Theatre and Writing, Migration 
    Postcolonial Studies

    Teaching areas
    Sociology, Social Justice, Sociology of Images, Cultural Identities, Experience, Media, culture

    Current teaching
    ARTS 2874 Culture and Emotion, ARTS 3872 Media, Culture and Power, ARTS 3886 Living Social Justice

    Areas of HDR supervision:
    Visual cultures, culture, emotion, migration, belonging, identity, peace, cinema, psychoanalysis, philosophies of hope, postcolonial theory, documentary, ethnography.