Faculty of Health, Arts and Design

Department of Social Sciences


The Department of Social Sciences has diverse research interests that include topics such as:

  • Languages: world literatures and cultures, linguistics
  • Philosophy: environmental philosophy, political philosophy, process philosophy
  • Chinese: contemporary Chinese society and popular culture
  • Sustainability: environmental knowledge and practice, food waste management
  • Politics and international relations: right-wing populism and extremism, the politics of East Timor, public policy, securitisation, social justice, European politics, Australian electoral systems and behaviour
  • History: settler societies, radical and labour histories
  • Indigenous studies: Indigenous photographic histories, Indigenous culture and identity, Indigenous tourism, reconciliation studies
  • Sociology: multiculturalism and interculturalism, refugee and immigration policy, race and ethnic relations, media and sport, digital technologies, assisted reproductive technologies, queer theory and feminism, gay men and ageing.

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