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.
The School of Sociology at ANU has an exciting program of research and teaching that combines the strengths of the conceptual and applied approaches of the discipline. Our research and teaching ethos is orientated to the critical analysis of social transformations; publically-engaged in its aspiration and impact; and dedicated to examining inequality in its various manifestations.
The school’s four disciplinary strengths are political sociology, organisational sociology, cultural sociology and criminology. Research and teaching themes that crosscut these disciplinary strengths include race, ethnicity and citizenship; social movements and interest groups; embodiment and new technologies; wellbeing, health and education.
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.
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