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Dr Christine Agius Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations +61 3 9214 8584 400B213
Dr Damon Alexander Lecturer, Politics and International Relations +61 3 9214 5798 400B205
Dr Aisling Bailey Lecturer, Sociology AS303
Dr Glenda Ballantyne Senior Lecturer, Sociology 400B215
Dr Simone Battiston Cassamarca Senior Lecturer, Italian Studies and History +61 3 9214 8051 AS313
Dr Peter Brace Academic Tutor, Philosophy
Dr Shenshen Cai Senior Lecturer, Chinese Studies AS305
Dr Sal Clark Lecturer, Sociology and Politics
Associate Professor Kay Cook Associate Professor; Australian Research Council Future Fellow +61 3 9214 4526
Associate Professor Arran Gare Associate Professor, Philosophy +61 3 9214 8539 400B221
Emma Gavin Lecturer, Indigenous Studies
Dr Rob Hoffman Academic Tutor, Politics 400B2
Associate Professor Karen Hughes Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies and History 400B108
Dr Julie Kimber Senior Lecturer, History +61 3 9214 8103 400B214
Dr Andrew Kirkpatrick Academic Tutor, Philosophy
Dr Jeffrey Klooger Academic Tutor, Sociology
Professor Michael Leach Professor, Politics and International Relations +61 3 9214 5357 400B216
Dr Caitlin Mahar Academic Tutor, History
Associate Professor James Martin Associate Professor, Criminology
Professor Jenny Martin Professor, Social Work
Dr Glenn McLaren Lecturer, Philosophy +61 3 9214 3896 400B219
Tokuya Mizuno Lecturer, Japanese +61 3 9214 8044 BA1218
Dr Kaya Oriyama Lecturer, Japanese AS302
Dr Andrew Peters Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Studies +61 3 9214 5107 400B108
Dr Peter Robinson Senior Research Fellow +61 3 9214 4982 AS428
Dr Kerry Ryan Lecturer, Politics and History +61 3 9214 4418 400B205
Dr Sabina Sestigiani Lecturer, Italian +61 3 9214 5747 AS305
Dr Hadi Sohrabi Lecturer, Sociology +61 3 9214 8074 AS303
Associate Professor Lorenzo Veracini Associate Professor, History +61 3 9214 8505 400B204
Dr Kythera Watson-Bonnice Academic Tutor, Sociology
Dr Farnaz Zirakbash Academic Tutor, Sociology

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