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Department of Social Sciences

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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Lorenzo Veracini

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Lorenzo Veracini is Associate Professor in history and politics at Swinburne’s Institute for Social Research. His research focuses on the comparative history of colonial systems and settler colonialism. Dr Veracini has authored publications including Isr...

Vivienne Waller

environmental practices and knowledge; food waste management; social research methods; sociology of the environment; socio-technical systems; sociology of knowledge; socio-political implications of digital technologies; sociology of information
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Prior to coming to Swinburne, Viv worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne and for the Regulatory Institutions Network of the Australian National University. She has published in the areas of regul...