PSI research is about innovative and critical inquiry into the social and political issues of our times. Our strengths lie in the following:
Asia Pacific regionalism
Crime and justice
Culture and belief
Gender, sexuality and families
Health, illness and biomedicine
Immigration, inclusion and diversity
Indonesian politics and society
International relations and terrorism
Media, technology and society
Political theory and philosophy
Population and sustainability
Youth, generations and the life course
Research Centres in PSI:
- Understanding Young Australians: Culture & Generation studies projects investigateTwo Monash Arts research projects look at young Australians and their relationship to the community, and form part of a larger Culture & Generation Studies Research area led by Associate Professor Anita Harris of the School of Political and Social Inquiry. ‘Young People and Social Inclusion in the Multicultural City’ is an Australian Research Council funded project. This research project is an interdisciplinary, ...
- Research ThemesThe School of Political and Social Inquiry leads research on social and environmental transformations. It is distinguished by its capacity to attract nationally competitive grants, industry collaborations and HDR training. The following are the leading research themes for each PSI discipline area: Criminology Prisons and Penology Borders, Crime and Justice State Crime Gender and Crime Criminal Justice Reform Homicide and Violent Crime Anthropology Religious mediations Anthropology ...
- ARC Linkage Project on Radicalisation – Conference 2012Countering Terrorism in Australia and Indonesia: 10 Years After Bali 26-28 September 2012 Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia This conference aims to link theory and practice and thus will interest counter-terrorism stakeholders including academics, security practitioners, policy makers, community leaders and students. The general public is also welcome to participate. The Conference will address ...
- Launch of the Stem Cells Tourism Research Project websiteThe Stem Cells Tourism Research project aims to understand the socio-cultural dynamics of stem cell tourism, particularly the factors shaping Australians‘ views and expectations of stem cell treatments offered abroad. The project will investigate the contributions of different factors, including informal networks and information sources—such as the Internet, print media, treatment providers and other travellers—to shaping individuals‘ ...
- The Health Social Science Research GroupHealth and wellbeing are profoundly shaped by our social and physical environments. Increasingly, it is recognised that health is more than a product of genes or ‘luck’. Where we live, work and recreate can powerfully influence our life chances…
- Health and Illness Experiences ResearchThe Program is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research and knowledge-exchange initiative. Our main aims are to conduct research into health and illness experiences using a range of qualitative research methodologies in order to advance theoretical and methodological debates in the sociology of health and illness, and to produce knowledge to inform the development of best practice in ...