Current research students

Recent MA and PhD completions

Julie Andrews‘Where's All the Community? Kinship, Mobility and Identity Revisited in Aboriginal Melbourne’PhD
Lana Chung‘Negotiating the Australian Nation: Young Australians' Everyday Experiences of National Identity and Belonging’PhD
Andrew Gilbert'A Critical Consideration of Human Needs'PhD
Mark Mallman‘Working-Class and Mature-Age Students Negotiating University Culture in Australia’PhD
Alex Pavlotski‘Visualising Parkour - Visualising Ethnography’PhD
Mark Scillio‘Making Career Stories: Navigating Work, Life and a Sense of Security’PhD
Amy Wilson‘“Practically Perfect in Every Way”? Australian Experiences and practices of Nanny Care and Family Day Care’PhD

Current postgraduate students

Name Topic
David Adjartey 'The Effects of Community Resettlement on Socio-Cultural Behaviour: The Case of Bui Dam Resettlement Project in Ghana'
Obed Adonteng-Kissi 'Assessment of Parents' Level of Knowledge on Children's Rights: The Case of Suhum in Ghana'
Bree Ahrens‘Domestic Workers Organisations in Indonesia’
Leila Alkassab 'The Political Ecology of Environmental Degradation and the Global reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (RDD+) Programme'
Timothy Andrews 'Transforming Everyday Life and the Imaginary'
James Annand 'Social organisation, Kinship, and Native Title in Aboriginal Victoria'
Daniel Attard 'Homelessness in Australia'
Karpo (Carlley) Au 'Shadow Education Within the Australian Society'
Fauster Awepuga‘Peri-urbanisation and the Dynamics in Livelihood Transformations in Ghana’
Joanne Byrne 'The Subcultural Use of Digital Social Spaces'
Alexia Cameron 'What's in a Cup? Portrayals of Possibility in the Production of Affects'
Fang Cao 'Elderly care, Family Relations and Social Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-2014'
Alonso Casanueva Baptista 'Castoriadis and Society: Developing an Ethical Thought from Autonomy and Creation'
Elizabeth Chapman 'Cultivating Community: A Case Study of Community Food Gardens'
Rebecca Clark 'Belonging to the Future, Creating Community'
Kate Clarke'Can Planning Address the Growing Housing Insecurity of Older Women in Victoria?'
Dino Concepcion‘Prescribing Ideologies, Recovering Identities: The Social Construction of Health among Call Centre Employees’
Matthew Conrad 'Cross-Cultural Healing in the Peruvian Amazon: The Effects of Ayahuasca Tourism upon the Well-Being of the Shipibo'
Aidan Craney'Youth Livelihood and Development in Pacific Islands'
Tracy De Cotta'Understanding the Life of Public Space in the Global South: The Case of Sri Lanka'
Gary Devilles 'City Sense: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sensing Manila'
Scott Doidge 'Sociology of Culture'
Clare Fisher‘An Investigation into Dog Breed Politics in Contemporary Australia’
Declan Franke 'Fear and Loathing in Washington D.C.: Reagan, Nicaragua, and the Emotional Disposition of U.S. Policy'
John Gannon 'On "Being" a Late Modern Psychiatric Nurse: An Autoethnography'.
Kuol Garang'Mitigating Ethnic Conflict In South Sudan Through Implementing Rural Development Strategies'
Abay Gebrekidan 'Identity and Belonging: A Case Study of the Horn of African Background Youth in Melbourne, Australia' 
Brigette Glossop 'Youth, Technology, Incivility: E-bullying in Australian Schools'
Natasha Graham 'The (Mis)measure of Prisoners Children: Problematic Conceptions within Discourses about Intergenerational Transmission of Criminality'
Medha Gunawardhana 'Community Adaption for Climate Change; With Special Reference to Droughts in Sri Lanka'
Timothy Hamilton 'Settler Nationalism and Historical Narratives of the Nation'
Matthew Hart‘Tumblr #NSFW Selfies Working on the Edge: Intimacy and Belonging Online’
Lisa Hatfield 'Sustainability and Productivity: The Politics of Nature in Urban Australia'
Paula Hernandez 'Looking Within: The Experiences of Somali Women Living in Melbourne During Pregnancy and Childbirth'
Carolina Hernandez Losada 'Stories from the Closet: Experiences of LGBT People in Bogotá, Colombia, Around their Negotiation of Gender and Sexuality, with a Focus on the Experiences of Trans Women Who are Inside the Closet'
Johanna Higgs'Transitions from Childhood: Child Combatants of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionaries (FARC)'
Myint Hlaing'Livelihood Vulnerability Assessment and Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change Impacts; A Case Study in Delta Region, Myanmar'
Stephanie Houghton‘Relationships and Representation: Exploring how Two Community Organisations in Ghana Engage Volunteers within Development'
Melissa Kennedy 'Mapping Community Economies through Change Agents and International Movements in the Rural Creative Economy'
Rachel Loney-Howes 'Online Anti-Rape Activism'
Bahar Manouchehri 'Child-Friendly Cities Indicators in Developing Countries: Definition of New Indicators with Emphasis on Participation of Children'
Sidrah McCarthy 'Concepts of "Culture" amongst Victorian Aboriginal Communities'
James McLean 'A Night in the Life of the Street: Night-Time Activity in Public Space in Melbourne and Singapore'
Ramon Menendez Domingo 'The Social Meanings of Authenticity: An Empirical Study of University Students'
Samiro Mohamud 'Somali International Students and Mobility'
Clare Morel 'Race, Culture and Enduring Attraction: An Anthropological Perspective on Past and Present Relationships Between Aboriginal Women and Men of European Descent'
Sukamon Mungpattanasunthon 'Thai Males' Responsibility in a Family Role'
James Nakis 'The Role of the Victim-Witness in International Criminal Tribunals. Case Study: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), Case 002'
Amy Neve 'Becoming Young Men: Hazara (Former) Unaccompanied Minors Transitioning into Adulthood in Australia'.
Sharon O'Mara'Sexual Assault and the Rhetoric of Law'
Michelle O’Toole'Embracing Māori Language, Art, and Culture in Aotearoa New Zealand'
Catherine Papadopoullos 'The Rituals of Sadomasochism and Identity'
Sophia Pearce‘Indigenous Australians Culture and Heritage: A Barkandji way of knowing’
Julian Potter 'Spirit of Decline'
Tyson Rees 'Drug Courts: Governing Through the Freedom to Self-Govern'
Ella Reweti 'I am the River, the River is Me: An Anthropology of the Wairoa River'
Patrick Scolyer-Gray 'Interpreting "Artistic Works of Fiction and Falsehood": A Sociological Analysis of the Production and Consumption of Knowledge on 4chan'
Michael Seddon 'The Inter-Cultural and Healing Dimensions of Ayahuasca in Peru'
Fatemeh Shahani 'The Role of Social Inclusion in Green-Open Spaces of Australia: A Case Study of Merging Islamic-Persian Design Principles in Melbourne Metropolitan Planning for Development Parks'
Natalie Sheard‘Translating Law into Practice: A Study of Rape Law Reform in Victoria’
Suzanne Shearer 'Maintaining Village Identity in the Suburbs: The Place of Myth and Ritual in Cultural Identity'
Kyle Slade 'Communities, Crisis and Ontological Security'
Leah Slattery 'Exploring Processes of Racialisation in the Victorian, Australian Criminal Justice System'
Jon Stokes 'A Study in Workplace Injuries/Deaths and the Neo-Liberal State: NSW 1983-2011'
Hamaira Tabassum 'Development and Management of Housing Estates. A Case Study of Lahore, Pakistan'
Shawnee Tremayne 'The Redemptive Journey: Finding Our Way to Individualism, Integration, and Balance in Modern Western Life Paths'
Nguyen Truong-Young 'Ho Chi Minh City – a Motorcycle City: Seeking Solutions from a Comparative Study with Several South and Southeast Asian Cities'
Melinda Turner 'Reading Culture: Harry Potter and Living with Uncertainty'
Ann Van Ryn‘A Noetic Unity’
Marie Villaceran 'The lives of Filipina Mail order brides in Australia: Seeking Love in a Strange Land'
Naduni Wickramaarachichi 'Building Social Capital in Australian Countrysides: Immigrants' Experiences in Building Social Capital in Regional Parts of Victoria'
Andrew Whaley‘A Socio-Cultural Study of Service Provision for Illicit Drug Users’
Shane Worrrell‘Facebook Timelines and Time-honoured Traditions: Exploring Expressions of Cultural Identity among Karen Living in Bendigo, Australia’
Maryanne Xuereb 'The Social Capital of Evangelization: Fostering Social Capital within Evangelical Catholic Communities in Melbourne'