Welcome to Sociology

  • Sociology addresses changing social organisation and consequences for the life opportunities of individuals, families and groups. Sociologists examine class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and disability – among other forms of difference – to understand and explain how people’s lives are shaped and how they think and feel about themselves and the world around them. Monash Sociology staff lead on research in five domains:


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  • Call for papers for the Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond conference being held at Monash in December. Read More... Read more
  • Dr Catherine Strong, Lecturer in Sociology and expert on cultural memory, gender and popular music, talks about the ongoing legacy of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain in The Conversation. Read More... Read more
  • Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett’s research focusing on international student safety and security has been featured in the Study Travel Magazine. Read More... Read more
  • Are you interested in environmental sociology and water sensitive urban design? Would you like to explore community perceptions of street trees, as part of a broader study into stormwater harvesting for passive irrigation of street trees, to ensure their effectiveness in mitigating the urban heat island effect? Read More... Read more
  • The public symposium, Young People and Mediated Sexual Communication was held on Friday, 29 November, 2013 at Monash University, Caulfield Campus. Read More... Read more
  • In 2013, we celebrated 50 years of Australian Sociology, with Monash hosting the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) held from November 25-28 at Monash’s Caulfield campus.. Monash University was proud to host the 2013 and 50th anniversary TASA conference, ‘Reflections, Intersection and Aspirations’ showcasing progressive and innovative research at the centre of sociological study. ... Read more
  • Monash Asia Institute and the Sociology Programme present Multiculturalism and ‘Asia’   Session themes: rethinking multicultural questions from East Asia, everyday multiculturalism and everyday racism, multiculturalism and the Asian century, media culture and multicultural subjects, transnational practices/mobility, performance, art and multicultural spaces, roundtable discussion with Ien Ang and Kim Hyun Mee 21-22 November 2013, room HB.32 (basement), building H, ... Read more
  • Congratulations to Alan Peterson and Renata Kokanovic, our Sociology staff in the research strength of health who have won two ARC Discovery projects in the most recent round of awards. Read More... Read more
  • Are you interested in social change & how it impacts on young people? Want to pursue your passion for Sociology and learn valuable analytic skills at the same time? The Our Lives project is currently recruiting a small number of talented & motivated Sociology graduates for its Honours research program. Potential applicants will have the opportunity ... Read more
  • HONOURS OPPORTUNITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY (led by Professor Rebekah Brown) Are you interested in exploring issues of water and sustainability in Melbourne? PROJECT DESCRIPTION Diagnosing transitions in Melbourne’s urban water system In the context of sustainability challenges, such as climate change, resource limitations, population growth and degraded aquatic ecosystems, there is growing international acceptance that traditional approaches to planning ... Read more