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School of 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.


Sociology seminars take place in The Larry Saha Room, Level 2, Haydon-Allen Building, ANU during term-time. They ordinarily run on Mondays from 12.00–1:00pm, although sessions will be periodically scheduled on Thursdays from 4:30–6.00pm, with an informal social event taking place after the seminar.


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, Associate Professor Paul K. Jones.

Upcoming Sociology Seminars

The School of Sociology Seminar Series is held every Monday between 12.00-1.00pm (unless otherwise stated) during Semester.

Semester 1 2017

Download the School of Sociology Seminar Series: Semester 1 2017 Program



ANU Sociology Seminar: Dr Timothy Graham

Monday, 24th April 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:15pm

The problem of representation in social network analysis, or: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the hypergraph. Social network analysis (SNA) has emerged as a powerful and practical method for representing and analysing social phenomena,...

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ANU Sociology Seminar: Dr Jenny Davis

Monday, 8th May 2017 - 12:00am - 1:00pm

A Theory of Affordances: From Requests to Refusals As a concept, affordance is integral to scholarly analysis across multiple fields—including media studies, science and technology studies, communication studies, ecological psychology, and...

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ANU Sociology Seminar: Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen

Monday, 15th May 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue: Larry Saha Room (HA2175) Prophylactic sexuality education, “young people” and sexual futures Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen The principal focus of sexuality education continues to be prophylactic – designed to prevent harm or...

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ANU Sociology Seminar: Dr Baptiste Brossard

Monday, 22nd May 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:00pm

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” such as dementia, the interactions they encounter progressively change. The...

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