Transforming Human Societies

The Transforming Human Societies RFA drives innovative interdisciplinary research about the origins, drivers, and impacts of social, political, and cultural change.

Our researchers address key questions around the following themes:

  • Sustainability, social justice and social change
  • Mobility and migration
  • Gender, sexuality and human rights
  • Indigenous peoples and sovereignty
  • The past, present and future of work
  • Technology and its disruptions

What binds our research within these areas is the common interest in exploring how past and present societies have transformed in response to the grand challenges of their times, and what transformations the future might hold.


About Transforming Human Societies

Research for a just and sustainable future

We fund innovative research projects involving La Trobe researchers from disciplines including history, archaeology, psychology, anthropology, law, economics, management, and sociology.

Research projects

How does sexual abuse undermine peacekeeping?

We’re investigating the impact of sexual abuse and exploitation on peace operations.

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We support vulnerable Indigenous clients

Improving outcomes for incarcerated Indigenous Australians with cognitive impairments.

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