Sociology Seminar series


Associate Professor Paul K. Jones
Sociology Seminar series

The School of Sociology Seminar Series attracts Australia's — and the world's — finest sociological scholars, and is a core activity in the School's thriving social and intellectual life. The seminar series offers a constructive though supportive and erudite environment for the dissemination of both preliminary and developed research ideas. Seminars generate healthy audiences and lively discussion, and provide opportunities for developing research synergies and the sociological perspective.


If you wish to have a paper considered for the series, please send a title, abstract, brief biography and preferred presentation date to the seminar coordinator.

Past events

‘Performing’ Fathering while Homeless: Utilising a Critical Social Work Perspective

16 Oct 2017

This presentation links sociological perspectives of fatherhood and homelessness to qualitative research with fathers experiencing homelessness. Reporting on...

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A Pilot Study of the Experience of Modern Academic Working Life: Productivity increase or unsustainable intensification of work?

9 Oct 2017

This presentation introduces a new tool for studying the content and the experience of jobs. It relies on random time sampling and the data is collected via...

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Approaching Research on Lactation After Infant Loss with Heartfelt Positivity: Some Mindful Reflections

18 Sep 2017

The heartfelt positivity methodology has been developed to focus on what is working well in society, to ensure stories of survival, value, and a meaningful...

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Votes at 16: What can we learn from the Scottish independence referendum?

28 Aug 2017

In September 2014, 55% of the eligible electorate in Scotland voted in favour of remaining within the United Kingdom. The preceding referendum campaign led to...

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(Im)mobility in the City: Space-Time-Power and “Staying in” in a Sudanese Diaspora

21 Aug 2017

This presentation draws upon qualitative material obtained for a PhD project which considers how Sudanese women’s lives in the “new” city of Portsmouth (UK)...

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From 'Renegade Academia’ to the ‘Dark Enlightenment’: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed

14 Aug 2017

In the 1990s Nick Land worked in the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU) at the University of Warwick. Drawing upon a heady mix of Deleuze & Guattari,...

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A Conversation with Professor Roger Burrows

10 Aug 2017

Professor Roger Burrows is a prominent and highly regarded British sociologist with varied interests in: the impact of unsustainable home ownership on children...

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A New Sociology of Empathy

7 Aug 2017

This presentation begins with a consideration of the rise of empathy in public and academic discourse. Today, it is common for politicians and academics to...

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ANU Sociology Seminar: Dr Baptiste Brossard

22 May 2017

Representing a Shift in the Interaction Order: Dementia and Sociological Theory From the moment a person is suspected to be suffering from a “mental disorder”...

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ANU Sociology Seminar: Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen

15 May 2017

Venue: Larry Saha Room (HA2175) Prophylactic sexuality education, “young people” and sexual futures Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen The principal focus of...

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