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Department of Social Sciences

Lucy Nicholas

Gender; sexuality; queer; social theory; gender diversity; feminism; political theory; multiculturalism; interculturalism; diversity
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My research specialises in gender and sexual diversities with interests in social and political theory, queer theory and feminisms. My first book, Queer Post-Gender Ethics, was published in 2014 by Palgrave McMillan and received a special commendation for ...

Kaya Oriyama

Kaya Oriyama is a lecturer in Japanese at the Department of Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Her areas of research are heritage language acquisition and maintenance, Japanese second language acquisition, identity, heritage ...

Andrew Peters

Indigenous education; Indigenous culture and identity; Postcolonialism in sport in Australia; Cultural Studies and Literature; Indigenous tourism
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Andrew has been lecturing in Indigenous Studies and Tourism at Swinburne since 2000 and currently teaches across all stages of the undergraduate level. He was awarded his PhD in 2017 for his artefact and exegesis project titled "Moondani Yulenj: An examina...

Robbie Robertson

Formerly Head of Arts & Social Sciences at James Cook University, Robbie has worked previously at Otago University, La Trobe University, ANU, and the University of the South Pacific where he was Professor of Development Studies. While in Fiji he worked...

Peter Robinson

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Peter Robinson's first book, The Changing World of Gay Men was published in 2008 (Palgrave Macmillan, UK) and won The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Inaugural Raewyn Connell prize in 2010 for the best first book in Australian Sociology. His res...

Paul Rodan

Graduated with BA (Hons), UWA (1974); MA, UQ (1978); PhD, Monash (1991). Career included positions at University of Queensland, La Trobe University, Caulfield/Chisholm Institute of Technology, Monash University, Victoria University and Central Qu...

Sabina Sestigiani

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Sabina is lecturer in Italian Studies. She teaches Italian through drama providing an enhanced authentic and collaborative learning experience to students. Her research and teaching interests include Italian and Australian literature, postcolonial literatu...

Hadi Sohrabi

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