Sociology graduate research

Sociology at Monash University is a diverse and dynamic discipline within the School of Social Sciences.

As a discipline, sociology analyses power, its antecedents and its effects in the everyday worlds around us in order to examine pressing the institutional and structural factors that impact on people’s lives within a globalising world.

Our academic staff includes internationally-regarded experts across a range of areas including: communication and media, cultural diversity, digital identities, gender and sexuality, gender-based violence, health and related technologies, marriage and the family, social inclusion, and youth studies.

Research projects and areas

Sociology at Monash has a prestigious reputation for research excellence and translation into practice. We play an active role in the Cooperative Research Centre for Water-Sensitive Cities (with Monash Sustainability Institute), which hosts doctoral candidates through the prestigious Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Program industry-focused program.

In addition, three Faculty of Arts Focus Programs are hosted by Sociology in partnership with other disciplines in our school: Gender and Family Violence (led by Professors Jane-Maree Maher and Jude McCulloch), Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (led by Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes), both with colleagues in Criminology, and the Health and Biofutures program (led by Professor Alan Petersen and Associate Professor Mark Davis, with colleagues in Anthropology and Bioethics).

Supervisors in Sociology

Student profile

Name: Allegra Schermuly
Discipline: Sociology

"I have completely changed my career as a result of my undergraduate and postgraduate study in the School of Social Sciences at Monash."

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Supervisor Profile

Name: Dr. Helen Forbes-Mewett
Discipline: Sociology

"Never have the issues of migration, social cohesion and belonging been as important as they are today in Australia and around the world."

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