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

  • Lucie Cadzow, a BA Honours student in Politics & International Relations, has won the 2014 Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) award for the best essay by an honours or postgraduate student for her paper on “The European Union’s decision to introduce a financial transaction tax in 2011-12″. Lucie wrote the 5,000-word policy analysis as part ... Read more
  • Professor Greg Barton School of Social Sciences Faculty of Arts, Monash University When Thursday, 16 October 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 pm followed by drinks and canapés. Where Monash University Caulfield campus 900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East VIC 3145 Building H, Room HB40 About The unprecedented military surge of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) movement in Syria and Iraq over the past four months is now challenging not just ... Read more
  • Gender and the crisis: Contested transformations of the gender regime  How is the crisis restructuring the gender regime?  The complex inequalities on which the financial crisis draws, and which the development of global finance exacerbates, intersect in diverse ways.  The paper argues for a gendered conceptualisation of the crisis, not as ‘refamilialisation’ in which women are ... Read more

More News

  • In great news, Dr Briony Rogers has just been selected by the International Social Science Council to be one of 20 ‘World Social Science Fellows’ in the area of sustainable urbanisation. This is a very competitive program of distinction. Briony is one of twenty early career researchers in the social sciences selected from around the world to be ... Read more
  • Last week the ARC announced its Future Fellowship outcomes. In a tribute to the outstanding researchers housed in our School, three fellowships were awarded to Jacqui True, Politics and International Relations, Leanne Weber, Criminology and Julian Millie, Anthropology. Our congratulations to our colleagues, whose hard work and current and future contribution to key social and political issues ... Read more
  • 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
  • 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