Our Expertise

Intercultural communication

We have established an outstanding national and international reputation for commitment to high quality research and delivery in the broad areas of intercultural communication, language learning and applied linguistics.

Language and Society Centre

Teaching and Learning languages in the Digital Age

Some of our staff members are specialists in language education, curriculum design and development, and in the use of new and innovative technologies in language teaching and learning.

Translation and Interpreting

We offer a NAATI-approved Master program for up to nine languages paired with English. We are the only Faculty in Australia with a named PhD program in Translation Studies and the only Australian program being a member of the international association CIUTI.

Translation and Interpreting Studies

Literary studies

Our research on traditional and emerging literatures investigates the importance of literature for establishing national and cultural identities within larger political and economic landscapes.

Centre for Writers and Writing
Centre for the Book


We conduct research in comparative indigeneity focused on examining the cultural, political and national importance of indigenous cultures for contemporary society. Our research on the mobility of people, ideas and cultural products around the globe and the changing linguistic landscapes, addresses some of the crucial societal challenges of our day.

Migration, Identity, and Translation Network (MITN)
Japanese Studies Centre
Monash European and EU Centre