Welcome to the School of Social Sciences

  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Sociology
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Criminology
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Women's and Gender Studies
    The teaching, research and outreach activities of this discipline are all informed by the belief that all social processes are 'gendered'... Read more
  • Sociology
    The core business of sociology is the study of the processes of social organisation and change and their consequences in human life... Read more
  • Politics and International Relations
    A key issue in Politics (of which International Relations is a sub-set) is the study of power... Read more
  • Criminology
    Crime is an issue which all citizens and governments confront on a daily basis. Many thousands of people in the public and private sectors are employed in dealing with the prevention and consequences of crime... Read more
  • Behavioural Studies
    At Monash the field of Behavioural Studies is concerned with an exploration of human behaviour in the rapidly changing, and challenging environments of the 21st century... Read more
  • Anthropology
    Anthropology is the discipline within the university which is concerned with the study of specific cultures and their social organisation... Read more

Latest News

  • Alison Anderson. Abstract: This paper examines the analytical utility of the concept of ‘network society’ for an understanding of the media politics of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The convergence of mass media and the global web of horizontal communication networks have opened up new opportunities for the environmental movement to assert its own agendas. ... Read more
  • Fay Gale Lecture – Jacqui True from Monash Arts on Vimeo.   The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, together with Monash University, presents the 2014 Fay Gale Lecture ‘Winning the War on War but Losing the Battle: a Feminist Perspective on Global Violence’. Despite claims that violence is in decline around the globe, the cross-national International Violence ... Read more
  • Do you want to contribute to the development of sustainable Asian cities? Are you interested in interdisciplinary research in urban water management? Engineering, Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary PhD scholarships in sustainable urban water management in developing Asian cities. Eleven (11) competitive scholarships are available to undertake full-time PhD research within the Department of Civil Engineering and the School ... Read more

More News

  • We congratulate Dr Vicki Elizabeth Hutton, from Behavioural Studies on receiving the 2013 Faculty of Arts Mollie Holman Medal for Doctoral Excellence.  Vicki’s work looked at the significance of pets in the lives of those living with HIV and both examiners found it to be outstanding. Our  congratulations and admiration to Vicki and her supervisors, Dr RoseAnne Misajon ... Read more
  • SoSS scholars will use their ARC success in the most recent round to conduct research into health and medical treatments, migrant labour, philosophical thought, and conflict and sexual violence. Congratulations to Dr Marie Segrave (DECRA), Dr Michael Ure, Professor Alan Petersen, Professor Jacqui True, and Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic. Summaries of our funded projects DP140100996 Fraser, A/Prof Suzanne ... Read more
  • Celebrating 50 years of Australian sociology:  Monash to host the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) for 50th Anniversary Monash University is proud to host this year’s 50th anniversary TASA conference, ‘Reflections, Intersection and Aspirations’ showcasing progressive and innovative research at the centre of sociological study. Register now to attend this milestone event! Celebrating 50 ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Paul Strangio‘s book Neither Power Nor Glory: 100 Years of Political Labor in Victoria, 1856-1956 (Melbourne University Publishing 2012) has been awarded the Henry Mayer Book Prize for Australian Politics. This is a biennial prize awarded by the Australian Political Studies Association for the best book on Australian politics published during the previous ... Read more
  • Jane Kotey, a second year PhD student, and recipient of the ‘Science in Society’ scholarship has been awarded a highly competitive application to attend a HDR forum in China. Jane is researching stem cell treatments in China, related to a larger ARC Discovery project focusing on stem cell tourism, led by Alan Petersen (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/stem-cell-tourism-research-project/). The ... Read more
  • In a research effort using a media content analysis to examine a non-Westernised view of irregular migration of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, BOb’s Brandy Cochrane, assisted by Master’s student Rasaam Chowdhury, has reached three major findings on this border crossing issue. Ultimately, she argues that more research must be done in developing countries, including Bangladesh, ... Read more
  • ‘Reconciling sex workers rights within immigrant narratives’ and ‘Justifying gender violence: Demand based approaches in anti-trafficking’ were international conference presentations made recently BOb Graduate studentJulie Ham. Julie has been busy presenting her research findings at conferences in Canberra and Spain, and she is currently based in Vancouver where she has begun her Canadian fieldwork component. ... Read more
  • The Border Crossing Observatory’s Dr Leanne Weber has just released Policing Non-Citizens (Routledge, 2013) in which she discusses the detection of unlawful non-citizens as a distinct form of policing which is impacting on a growing range of agencies and sections of society. Part of the Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship, this book constitutes an important contribution not ... Read more
  • by Narelle Miragliotta The federal seat of Perth is one of only three federal electorates currently held by Labor in Western Australia. Retaining this seat is critical if Labor is to avoid complete oblivion in the west. The seat of Perth is an inner metropolitan electorate spanning approximately 78 sq km. The division stretches across all or parts of ... Read more
  • by Ernest Healy and Bob Birrell The high cost of housing in Australia’s cities is denying most aspiring first home buyers the opportunity to purchase a home. The current high dwelling prices reflect the long boom of the 2000s, when across all Australian metropolitan centres dwelling prices doubled or tripled, with the sharpest escalation being for ... Read more