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Public lecture: Drone Logic: Distributed, Ubiquitous Monitoring and the
Public lecture: Drone Logic: Distributed, Ubiquitous Monitoring and the

Public lecture: Drone Logic: Distributed, Ubiquitous Monitoring and the "Big Data" Deluge

5:45pm - 7:00pm, Tuesday 4 March
Associate Professor Mark Andrejevic, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland

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School of Sociology launches Bachelor of Criminology, 2014
School of Sociology launches Bachelor of Criminology, 2014

School of Sociology launches Bachelor of Criminology, 2014

Are you fascinated with the sociology of criminality and the drivers of crime? From 2014 you can study the new Bachelor of Criminology at ANU, and learn about the different dimensions of crime and the societal response to it.

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Fear of stigma stops people from seeking problem gambling help
Fear of stigma stops people from seeking problem gambling help

Fear of stigma stops people from seeking problem gambling help

While gambling is an accepted pastime in our community, having a problem with your gambling is not. There is significant public stigma connected to seeking help for gambling problems – so much so, that it may stop people from seeking the help they need.

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Sociology at ANU world ranking
Sociology at ANU world ranking

Sociology at ANU world ranking

Sociology at ANU has been ranked 17th in the world in the 2013 QS World University Rankings for Sociology. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has ranked the top universities in the world since 2004, proving a valuable tool for students and parents to critically assess prospective institutions.

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PhD Research opportunities in the Sociology of Safety
PhD Research opportunities in the Sociology of Safety

PhD Research opportunities in the Sociology of Safety

ANU Sociology has an active program of research focused on industrial risk and safety via our participation in the Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre. We are seeking PhD students to join our research group in this area.

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Welcome to the School of Sociology

The discipline of Sociology is one of the academic pillars on which The Australian National University was built. The defining characteristic of sociology at ANU since the disciple was first institutionalised in the 1960s has been constructive engagement with the big issues facing Australian and global societies. The discipline’s early focus on issues of inequality, stratification and the experience of migrants living in Australia played a major role in Australia’s official shift to policy frameworks based around the concept of multiculturalism.

Continuing this tradition of engaged and relevant sociological inquiry, major themes across the School’s current teaching and research activities include:

  • Environment and Society (environment; rural livelihoods; industry and organisation)
  • Embodiment and Health (embodiment; health and illness; affect; humour)
  • Crime and Risk (criminology; gambling; drugs and alcohol)
  • Inequality and Power (stratification; gender; education; youth)
  • Culture and Identity (social networks; globalisation; mobilities; cultural politics)
  • Citizenship and Politics (genocide; religion; resistance; biopower)

ANU provides a unique environment to study sociology. Located in our national seat of government, Canberra, ANU is Australia’s premiere research university and world renowned for its depth and breadth in the social and political sciences. Whether you are interested in studying sociology, enrolling in a research degree, applying for a visiting fellowship or consulting the experts on social change, we welcome your enquiry.

The School of Sociology hold a range of events, lectures, seminars and launches for staff, students and interested people. Please check this web site for upcoming events and the latest news.

Updated: 21 April 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher