Higher Degree Research

We want you to pursue your own research interests, under the expert supervision of our academic staff. If you would like to get your PhD or Masters degree with us, we suggest you first check your eligibility, find a supervisor and then begin your application.

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Current Higher Degree Research Students

Gender, sexuality and diversity studies

Student name

Thesis title

Supervisor

Ison, Jessica

Queering Speciesism: A critical analysis of heteronormative human supremacy

Carolyn D'Cruz

Kanjere, Anastasia

Fantasies and Forgiveness: Popular culture, whiteness, and the racial gaze-as-power

Toula Nicolacopoulos

Lobb, Andrea

The Affects of Injustice: Critical Readings of Emotion in Psychoanalysis and Feminist Social Theory

Miriam Bankovsky

Redd, Curtis

Queer representation and identity formation in Australian tabloid media

Carolyn D'Cruz

Tarpey-Brown, Francis

Cracking the present - calling for a different future

Carolyn D'Cruz

Zwickl, Savannah Ursula

Coping Strategies and Gender Identity Formation in Individuals Who Self-Identify as Non-Binary or Gender Queer.

Carolyn D'Cruz

International development

Student name

Thesis title

Supervisor

Bond, Glenn

Title forthcoming

Chris Roche

Finlayson, Caitlin

Doing Development Differently: Movement' Transformation and Non-Linearity in INGOS.

Chris Roche

Josephson, Kimberlee Beth

From Social Movement to Social Enterprise: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Application and Marketing of Fair Trade

Michael O'Keefe

International relations

Student name

Thesis title

Supervisor

Bloom, Mark

American Foreign Policy toward South Korea under the Carter Administration

Nick Bisley

Cabot, Adam

Russian Regional Nuclear Deterrence and 'First Use' as a Component of Hybrid Warfare.

Robert Horvath

Cosma, Alexandru

Critically Assess the Relationship between American Hegemony and World Order and/or Disorder in the Post-Cold War International System

Michael O'Keefe

Douglas, Kieran

Evolving Australia's Strategic Security: Strategic Culture and Geopolitics

Michael O'Keefe

Gorgi, Mohamed Nejib

Lack of consensus as an obstacle to real democratization in North Africa.

Jasmine Westendorf

Heinrichs, Joshua

Power Transition Theory

Nick Bisley

Hewett, Andrew

Middle Power Diplomacy

Nick Bisley

Ibrahim, Heba

Systemic Discrimination in Employment: A Study of Critical Race Theory and Australian Employment Policy

Toula Nicolacopoulos

McLaren, Rebecca

Collective action for social change: The role of international organisations

Chris Roche

Safiriyu, Ibrahim Ayotomiwa

Peacebuilding and ethno-nationalism: Disaggregating grassroot peace initiatives in post-war Cote D'ivoire

Westendorf

Seedeen, Rashad

The Chaos of Hegemonic Decline and the Stability of a New Cosmopolitan Order

Daniel Bray

Strojek, Karen

The politics of inheritance taxation in Australia: past, present and future.

Nicholas Barry

Trinh, Christopher

Kemalism and Cosmopolitan Islam in Turkish Foreign Policy

Adrian Jones

White, Martin

Factors that have influenced Australian Department of Defence fuel provision since World War Two

Michael O'Keefe

Philosophy

Student name

Thesis title

Supervisor

Lopez, Daniel

Georg Lukac's Philosophy of Praxis

Vassilacopoulos

Fabiny, Robert

Naturalising conceptual disputes in Meta Ethics

Yuri Cath

Ely, Julia

Nietzsche and the politics of the last men

Yuri Cath

Plotzza, Tiffany

Why is ethics such a fundamental question of human existence and what is it that makes ethical interaction possible?

George Vassilacopoulos

Hamza, Adeel

Heidegger and Derrida: On the vulgar concept of time

George Vassilacopoulos

Cousens, Christopher

Practices of discrimination in a language game and the phenomenon of appropriation

Toula Nicolacopoulos

Silvertree, Terri

Mixed Race identity between China and Australia

Carolyn D'Cruz

Politics

Student name

Thesis title

Supervisor

Adonteng-Kissi, Obed

Parental Perceptions of Human Rights and Child Labour: A Comparative Study of Rural and Urban Ghana

Nicholas Barry

Ahumada, Pablo Emiliano

A critically reconstructed Marxian theory of capital and money

Nicholas Barry

Arya, Eshan

Indian Students Migration to Australia

Gwenda Tavan

Atkinson, Michael

Intercultural dialogue in Multicultural Australia

Gwenda Tavan

Blythe, Julie

Indigenous Tibetan Forms of Conflict Transformation

James Leibold

Civitella, Mark John

Who voted for monitory democracy?

Nicholas Barry

Damiano, Adela

Lost codices of sacred union

Dirk Tomsa

Garang, Kuol

Ethnic conflict and rural development: How can rural development mitigate ethnic conflict in South Sudan?

Jasmine Westendorf

Hansen, Mia Tarp

Civil society and media in Kazakhstan: Navigating state control mechanisms and repression

Robert Horvath

Harsono, Dwi

A Monarchy without a Kingdom: Yogyakarta's Exceptional System of Government

Dirk Tomsa

Houseman, Sarah

New governance models for organisations in a post-carbon, environmentally sustainable society

Benjamin Habib

Kalow, Sonja

The influence of gender stereotypes on the public perception of Australian politicians

Gwenda Tavan

Macfarlane, Kirsty

The Ideal of Equality of Opportunity and Education Policy

Nicholas Barry

Mundy, Christopher

Chinese hegemony and social media

James Leibold

Pugh, Judith

Images of a Nation: The Big Picture Federal Politicians and the Visual Arts in Australia

Gwenda Tavan

Ralston, Matthew

A prioritarian approach to Australian climate change policy

Nicholas Barry

Rice, Brigid

Enhancing adviser effectiveness: Understanding what makes an effective adviser and how effective advisers can contribute to sustainable institutional strengthening in developing countries.

Chris Roche

Shi, Wei

Reconstructing Confucianism and Confucian Values: Chinese media and official discourse (2006-2016)

John Makeham

Vale, James

'Things of the spirit' meets 'socialist nonsense': Tensions in the Victorian Liberal Party of the 1970s regarding social reform

Gwenda Tavan