The Monash Sociology Program has research strengths in:

Affiliated centres and research programmes include:


Current Research


Research Groups

  • Our youth research focuses on the ways young people respond to – and create – new conditions of social and economic life in the 21st century. We explore the meanings and impacts of globalisation, new media and technology, the new transitions environment and shifts in work/study patterns, relationships and self-identity and citizenship for youth today. Dr ... Read more
  • Diversity is a strong and dynamic research theme in Sociology. We undertake research on cultural diversity in many forms including multiculturalism, migration and religious and sexual diversity.  In recent years new projects focused on multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and diversity have strengthened our research impact.  Professor Zlatko Skrbis‘ work on contemporary cities and cosmopolitanism and Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett‘s investigation of the experiences ... Read more
  • Alan Petersen ​has interests in the sociology of public health and health promotion, the sociology of new and emerging health technologies, ageing and health, and digital health. His research has been funded by the ARC, including recent projects on stem cell tourism and on the market of anti-ageing treatments. This work has explored the operations of promissory discourse, ... Read more
  • Gender is a major research theme for staff in Sociology. We undertake research on gender and youth, gender and families and gender and sexuality. AProf Jo Lindsay is currently working on a large national project on young people and alcohol consumption and gender dynamics around drinking is a crucial element of this project. Gender and families Sociology staff ... Read more
  • In Monash Sociology we explore the relationship between people and their natural and built environments. To address sustainability challenges such as climate change, rapid urbanisation, resource limitations and ecological degradation, it is now recognised that both social and technical solutions are needed. Our key research questions are; How can we enhance the resilience and liveability of ... Read more