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 has been recognised in these awards. Monash University received 10 fellowships in total, reflecting the competitiveness and significance of these awards. The three in our School, following those previously awarded to Professor Sharon Pickering and Associate Professor Anita Harris, are testament to the strength of Social Sciences at Monash and in our School. Professor True holds a copy of her award winning book, The Political Economy of Violence Against Women, while Dr Weber carries the book she co-wrote with Professor Sharon Pickering, Globalisation and Borders, winner of the 2013 Christine M. Alder Criminology Book Prize.
In particular, it is notable that Monash Criminology has now held two of the seven Fellowships awarded in that discipline in Australia (Sharon Pickering and Leanne Weber) and two of four DECRAs (Marie Segrave and Anna Eriksson). This record reflects the exceptional contributions of our Criminology colleagues to important questions of security, borders and forms of enforcement.
Globalisation and the policing of internal borders
In Australia, as elsewhere in the developed world, internal border policing is intensifying and diversifying as globalisation increases anxieties about inclusion and belonging. This research program will explore the construction of internal borders that are sometimes aimed at physically excluding unwanted populations from Australia, and at other times are designed to keep subordinate groups in their place. It will critically analyse three types of internal borders operating within Australia: structurally embedded borders that enforce the boundary between legal and illegal immigration status; socially constructed borders produced by the policing of public places that reinforce notions of entitlement and belonging; and borders created by new forms of welfare policing which differentiate responsible from irresponsible citizens. Through a series of situated case studies, the project will explore the role played by race, place and inequalities in citizenship in maintaining these boundaries and identify strategies for enhanced inclusiveness in the face of rapid global change. The academic contribution of the research will be to enhance the theorisation of the border and to integrate literatures on border control, post-colonialism, globalisation, social inclusion and citizenship.
New Islamic public spheres are emerging around the world, raising questions about their capacity to facilitate democratic outcomes. This project aims to establish the ways in which Indonesia’s Islamic public spheres facilitate deliberation. Recognising that most of Indonesia’s 210 million Muslims engage with Islam by listening rather than reading, it will study the forms in which preachers perceive Islamic publics from the pulpit, and the modes of belonging experienced by listeners in oratorical mediation. It will also compare the ways in which print media and oratory provide coverage of ongoing ethical and moral contests in Indonesian society. The project aims to establish how pious listening facilitates deliberation, and will create knowledge about democratic futures in Islamic Indonesia.
The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
Monash Arts School of Social Sciences proudly presents the annual Department of Human Geography Public Lecture. Responding adequately to scientists’ warnings about global warming has seemed to be impossible for Australia’s political system. Globally, business is now ahead of government. In this lecture, Clive Hamilton, a participant in the public debate over climate science and policy for more than 20 years, will map some of its major stages.
What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Presented by Professor Robert Thomson. The United Kingdom’s momentous decision to leave the European Union … Continue reading What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Sustainable Futures and the importance of Gender
The 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals identify gender equality as a key goal for sustainable futures. This panel of experts examines the importance of gender, globally, nationally and locally, as we develop social and political structures to achieve long term sustainability.
Public lecture: Paul Strangio reflects on Federal Parliament’s Melbourne years
Professor Paul Strangio from Monash University will present a free public lecture on the significance of the first Australian federal parliamentary sittings in Melbourne over a quarter of a century ago.
Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing
Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure?
Monash mental health research contributes to major Victorian parliamentary report
For people with severe mental health problems, it’s hard enough just to get through some day, without having to make decisions about their own medical treatment, finances and housing … right? Actually the opposite is true.
Beyond the gig economy: opportunities to organise, collaborate and develop new responses to insecure work
Date/Time: Thu 24 Nov / 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: Father Tucker’s Room Brotherhood … Continue reading Beyond the gig economy: opportunities to organise, collaborate and develop new responses to insecure work
Emeritus Professor Jim Walter
Professor Jim Walter’s transition to Emeritus Professor was celebrated at a dinner in early October … Continue reading Emeritus Professor Jim Walter
ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
Applications for ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program first semester 2017 open on Monday 10 October … Continue reading ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
2016 Postgraduate Publication Prize
The 2016 Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize has been awarded to Dr Ben Rich and Ms. Dara Conduit from the Social and Political Science HDR program.
Paul Strangio at the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series
Social Science’s Associate Professor Paul Strangio will be giving a lecture in Canberra this week as part of the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series entitled “The Australian Prime Ministership–Origins and Evolution“.
2016 Fay Gale Lecture
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with Monash University, is pleased to present the Academy’s 2016 Fay Gale Lecture: “Invisible and Dying: Women Crossing Borders in South East Asia”. Presented by Professor Sharon Pickering, Monash University