Dr Nelia Hyndman-Rizk

Intercultural Management and Entrepreneurship
School of Business


Top Floor, Room 305
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA


Dr Nelia Hyndman-Rizk is a Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Management with the School of Business, UNSW Canberra
Professional Experience and Research Interests

Professional interests: Intercultural management, global teams, facilitation, conflict resolution and negotiation and  entrepreneurship. Research interests include the Lebanese diaspora, multiculturalism, cross cultural competency In organisations  and in health, comparative ethnic entrepreneurship, gender and women's rights in the Middle East.


  • Managing People Across Culture  (Bachelor of Business).
  • Cross-Cultural Management (Master of Business).
  • Research Methods (HDR Research Preparation Course).


Hyndman-Rizk N, 2020, Lebanese Women at the Crossroads: Caught between Sect and Nation, Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Boulder, New York, London, https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498522748

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2012, Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation: Constructions of the Sacred and Secular in Late Modernity, 1st, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/pilgrimage-in-the-age-of-globalisation-15

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2011, My Mother's Table: At Home in the Maronite Diaspora, A Study of Emigration from Hadchit, North Lebanon to Australia and America, Hard bound, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, https://ros.unsw.edu.au/objectedit.html?cid=1&ot=2&oid=143672&rid=104226

Book Chapters

Hyndman-Rizk N, 2020, 'New Media/New Feminism/s: The Lebanese Women Movement Online and Offline', in Stephan R; Charrad M (ed.), Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring, New York University Press, New York, https://nyupress.org/9781479846641/women-rising/

Hyndman-Rizk N; De Klerk S, 2019, 'Culture as Opportunity: Skilled Migration and Entrepreneurship in Australia', in Ratten V; Jones P; Braga V; Marques CS (ed.), Sustainable Entrepreneurship: The role of collaboration in the global economy. Contributions to Management Science., Springer, Cham, New York, USA, pp. 25 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12342-0_3

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2017, 'Masculinisation or Feminisation? Lebanese Emigration and the Dynamics of Arranged Cousin Marriages in Australia', in Tittensor D; Mansouri F (ed.), The Politics of Women and Migration in the Global South, Springer/ Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 71 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58799-2

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2015, 'Forbidden Love in Lebanon: Reflections on the Civil Marriage Debate.', in Stephan R; Hourani G; Horn C (ed.), In Line with the Divine The Struggle for Gender Equality in Lebanon, edn. Gender, Religion and History, Abelian Academic, Beirut, Berlin and Warwick, Rhode Island, https://www.createspace.com/4261292

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2014, 'At Home With Skype: New Media Technologies and Social Change Between Lebanon and the Diaspora.', in Batrouney T; Boos T; Escher A; Tabar P (ed.), Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian Communities in the World: Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Studies, edn. 1, Universitatsverlag Winter, Heidelberg, pp. 87 - 101, https://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-7501-0/Batrouney_ea_Eds_Palestinian_Lebanese_PDF/

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2012, 'Return to Hadchit: The Virtual, Spirtual and Temporal Dimensions of Pilgrimage to a Lebanese Mountain Village', in Hyndman-Rizk NN (ed.), Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation: Constructions of the Sacred and Secular in Late Modernity, edn. 1st, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Necastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 170 - 203, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/pilgrimage-in-the-age-of-globalisation-15

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2012, 'Introduction: Pilgrimage and the Search for Meaning in Late Modernity', in Hyndman-Rizk NN (ed.), Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation: Constructions of the Sacred and Secular in Late Modernity, edn. 1st, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Necastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. xxiii - xxiii, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/pilgrimage-in-the-age-of-globalisation-15

Hyndman Rizk N, 2012, 'The Ascetics of the Home: Women and the Spiritual (Re)production of Maronite Lebanese Identity in Australia', in Walks M; McPherson N (ed.), An Anthropology of Mothering, edn. 1st, Demeter Press, Bradford, Ontario

Hyndman Rizk N, 2010, '“Beyond El Ghurba: Caught between homeliness and homelessness in the Lebanese Diaspora”.', in Migration and the Arab World, Volume 3, The Mashreq, edn. Volume 3, Middle East Institute View Points, pp. 64 - 67, http://www.mei.edu/Portals/0/Publications/Migration%20Mashreq.pdf

Hyndman Rizk N, 2010, 'On Being Honkey-Lebanese: The Inter-racial and Inter-cultural Experience of 3rd and 4th Generation Lebanese Americans', in Tabar P; Nahas N (ed.), Politics, Culture and Lebanese Diaspora, edn. Hard bound, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK

Journal articles

Hyndman-Rizk N, 2019, 'A Question of Personal Status: The Lebanese Women's Movement and Civil Marriage Reform', Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, vol. 15, pp. 179 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/15525864-7490967

Hyndman-Rizk N, 2018, 'Dionigi Albera and John Eade (eds.), New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies: Global Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.xxii+216 pp.', Numen, vol. 65, pp. 606 - 610, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685276-12341518

Ahmed R; Hyndman-Rizk N, 2018, 'The higher education paradox: towards improving women’s empowerment, agency development and labour force participation in Bangladesh', Gender and Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2018.1471452

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2016, 'No Arranged Marriages Here: Migration and the Shift from Relations of Descent to Consent in the Lebanese Diaspora', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 37, pp. 303 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2016.1163533

Hyndman-Rizk NN; Monsour A, 2014, 'Immigrant Business: Choice or Necessity? Introduction', Labour and management in development, vol. 15, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/13884/20140907-0001/www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/view/3330.html

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2014, 'Migration, Wasta and Big Business Success: The Paradox of Capital Accumulation in Sydney's Hadchiti Lebanese Community', Labour and management in development, vol. 15, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/13884/20140907-0001/www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/view/3329.html

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2013, 'Review: Paul Tabar, Greg Noble, and Scott Poynting, On Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, Racism, and the Ethnic Field. (Beirut: Institute for Migration Studies/Lebanese American University Press, 2010).', Mashriq and Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies, vol. 1, pp. 121 - 123, http://lebanesestudies.ojs.chass.ncsu.edu/index.php/mashriq/article/view/9/10

Hyndman Rizk N, 2012, 'Book Review: Not Quite White: Lebanese and the White Australia Policy 1880-1947', International Journal of Business and Globalisation, vol. 8, pp. 530 - 532

Hyndman Rizk N, 2010, '“Health Issues in Arabic Speaking and New and Emerging Communities”', Mosaic, vol. New and emerging communities - achieving belonging and participation, pp. 25 - 28

Hyndman Rizk N, 2010, 'On the Search for Lebanese Roots', 10th Anniversary Journal, vol. 10th Anniversary Edition, pp. 56 - 66

Hyndman Rizk N, 2009, '“Balad Niswen-Hukum Niswen: The Perception of Gender Inversions between Lebanon and Australia', Palma, vol. 11, pp. 73 - 105

Hyndman Rizk N, 2008, ''Shrinking worlds': Cronulla, anti-Lebanese racism and return visits in the Sydney Hadchiti Lebanese community', Anthropological Forum, vol. 18, pp. 37 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00664670701858968

Conference Papers

Hyndman-Rizk N, 2018, 'Remembering the Lebanese Civil War in the Diaspora: Conflict Resolution or Continuation?', in Remembering the Lebanese Civil War in the Diaspora: Conflict Resolution or Continuation?, IPSA World Congress, Brisbane, presented at IPSA World Congress, Brisbane, 21 July 2018 - 25 July 2018

Hyndman-Rizk N, 2010, 'Mothering and Embodied Perceptions of Health, Illness and Pain amongst Women in New and Emerging Communities in Australia.', in Mothering and Embodied Perceptions of Health, Illness and Pain amongst Women in New and Emerging Communities in Australia”., Natiional Convention Centre, Melbourne, presented at Diversity in Health Conference, Natiional Convention Centre, Melbourne, 07 June 2010 - 09 June 2010, https://www.academia.edu/15336788/Mothering_and_Embodied_Perceptions_of_Health_Illness_and_Pain_amongst_Women_in_New_and_Emerging_Communities_in_Australia

Conference Presentations

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2016, 'Lebanese Emigration to Australia: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Development', presented at Lebanese Diaspora Energy, Hilton Habtoor, Beirut, 05 May 2016 - 07 May 2016, http://www.lde-leb.com/

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2016, 'Women's Rights Here and There: Comparing Discourses and Legal Frameworks Between Lebanon and Australia', presented at Arab Diasporas: Migration, Citizenship, and Transnational Identities, University of Sydney, 21 March 2016 - 22 March 2016, http://sydney.edu.au/arts/arabic/about/events/?id=8357

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2014, 'New Media/New Feminisms: The Lebanese Women's Movement Goes Online', presented at Middle East Studies Association of America, Washington D.C, 22 November 2014 - 25 June 2016, http://mesana.org/

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2014, 'Lebanese Emigration: Masculinisation or Feminisation?', presented at Migration Symposium, Deakin University, 11 November 2014 - 12 November 2014

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2014, 'New Media/New Feminism/s: The Lebanese Women's Movement Goes Online', presented at Crossroads in Cultural Studies, University of Tampere, Finland July 2-7., 02 July 2014 - 07 July 2014, http://www.cultstud.org/wordpress/?page_id=16

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2014, 'Civil Marriage, Not Civil War: The Lebanese Women’s Movement and the Search for Secular Citizenship', presented at Colloquium of Middle East and North African Studies, Turku, 05 June 2014 - 07 June 2014, https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/en/activities/third-finnish-collo%28851e72de-e9a4-4118-a993-7bf281185b7b%29.html

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2013, 'Forbidden Love in a Confessional State: Fatwas, Castration and the Search for Civil Marriage in Lebanon', presented at Australian Anthropological Society, Annual Conference, ANU (November 6-8)., Australian National University, 06 November 2013 - 08 November 2013

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2013, 'Civil Marriage, Not Civil War: The Lebanese Women’s Movement and the Search for Secular Citizenship', presented at Grounding Cosmopolitanism: Theory and Practice through the Prism of Women’s Rights., Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahçeşehir University , Istanbul, Turkey, 18 March 2013 - 19 March 2013

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2013, 'Lebanese Migration, Wasta and Big Business Success', presented at Immigrant Business Symposium,, University of Sydney Business School, -

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2012, '“Transnational Feminist Movements, Social Media and the Arab Spring: The Case of Lebanon and the Diaspora”.', presented at Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, 02 July 2012 - 06 July 2012, http://www.crossroads2012.org/sites/www.crossroads2012.org/files/pictures/Crossroads%202012%20-%20Daily%20Program.pdf

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2012, 'Women’s Activism in the Arab Spring: The Lebanese Women’s Movement Goes Online', presented at Arab Spring Symposium: A Symposium on Social Media and the Politics of Reportage, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, 08 June 2012 - 08 June 2012

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2012, 'Feminist Discourses, Patriarchy and Social Change amongst Lebanese Australian Households.', presented at The Gender and Women’s Studies in the Arab Region, he American University of Sharjah, The United Arab Emirates, 07 March 2012 - 09 March 2012, https://www2.aus.edu/conferences/cfp/papers.php

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2011, 'No Arranged Marriages Here!: Lebanese Women, Spirituality and Transforming Gender-Roles in Australia', presented at Joint conference of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand, UWA. July 5-8, 2011, 05 July 2011 - 08 July 2011

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2011, 'At Home with Skype: Collapsing Social distance in the Virtual and Physical Space between Lebanese Transnational Communities and Lebanon', presented at Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian communities in the world: Theoretical frameworks and empirical studies, University of Mainz, Germany, 18 May 2011 - 21 May 2011, http://www.geo.uni-mainz.de/arabcommunities/Bilder/Program%20and%20Abstracts.pdf


Hyndman-Rizk N, 2018, Best Practice in Communicating with Women From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds, Canberra Multicultural Women's Forum CMWF, Canberra, ACT, https://cmcf.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FINAL-REPORT-SEPTEMBER-2018-CMWF.pdf

Hyndman-Rizk N, 2018, Workshop Report: “Access for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community to the ACT Magistrates Court for Protection from Family Violence”, ACT Courts and Tribunal

Hyndman-Rizk N, 2010, The Safe and Wise Use of Medicines in New and Emerging Communities in Australia, Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia, Canberra

Theses / Dissertations

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2010, At My Mother's Table: Migration, (Re)production and Return Between Hadchit, North Lebanon and Sydney, Australian National University, Australian National University, http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49372

Creative Written Works

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2016, Home: a physical place that can be found, or a spiritual destination?, Home Magazine Lebanon, Bitar Cherfan P, (ed.), Pidraya, http://homeforlebanon.com/

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2014, After Cronulla: Babes, Mosques and Baseball Bats, After Cronulla: Babes, Mosques and Baseball Bats, Boltin K, (ed.), SBS Online, http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/onceuponatimein/article/2014/07/11/after-cronulla-babes-mosques-and-baseball-bats

Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Hyndman-Rizk NN, 2016, Faulkner case highlights issues with Lebanese family law, ABC Radio National, Religion and Ethics Report, Editor(s): Andrew West , Published: 21 April 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/religionandethicsreport/the-difficulties-of-lebanese-family-law/7341712