Dr James Jupp is currently Director of the Centre for Immigration
and Multicultural Studies in the Research School of SciencesSciences
at the Australian National University. He was General Editor
of the Bicentennial Encyclopedia of the Australian People from
1984 until its publication as The Australian People in
September, 1988 and is currently working on a second edition
for the Centenary of Federation .
Dr Jupp was born in Croydon, England in 1932 and is an Australian
citizen and resident of Canberra. He was educated at the London
School of Economics between 1951 and 1956. He has held teaching
posts in Political Science at the University of Melbourne, the
University of York (England), the University of Waterloo (Canada)
and the University of Canberra. His Doctorate of Philosophy,
on the political development of Sri Lanka, was granted by the
University of London in 1975 and published as Sri Lanka:Third
World Democracy in 1978. In 1989 he was elected
as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
and was its Executive Director from 1992 until 1995.
Dr Jupp was a member of the Advisory Council on Multicultural
Affairs. He was chairman of the Review of Migrant and Multicultural
Programs and Services, which presented its report Don't Settle
for Less, to the Minister for Immigration in August, 1986.
He was formerly chairman of the ACT Multicultural Advisory
Council and of the ACT Reference Group of the Bureau of Immigration,
Multicultural and Population Research. He was a member of the
Planning and Steering Colnmittees for the Global Cultural Diversity
conference held in Sydney in April 1995.
Dr Jupp has published widely on immigration and multiculural
affairs and has acted as a consultant for the Office of Multicultural
Affairs, the Department of Immigration and other public agencies.
His publications include Arrivals and Departures (1966), Ethnic
Politics in Australia(1984), The Challenge of Diversity (1989),
lmmigration (1991), Nation.s of Immigrants (1992), The
Politics of Australian Immigration (1993),Exile or Refuge? (1994)
and Understanding Australian Multiculturali.snl (1996).
The second edition of Immigration was published by
Oxford University Press in 1998.