Bachelor of Arts

BA Alum Laurenza Buglisi’s outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault

Since graduating from Monash with a double major in Psychology and Criminology in a Bachelor of Arts, Laurenza has had an outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, both in Australia and internationally. At Monash’s regular seminar for students ‘Arts in the Real World’, she shared her experiences of working in the community and mental health sector. In this interview, Laurenza talks about inspiring moments at Monash, the benefits of studying and working abroad, and strategies for students to improve their employability.

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Now live! Animation: Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (2017)

The 2017 animation Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (Singing Songs and Telling Stories) is based on a book of  songs and stories written and illustrated by Brendan Kennedy in Tati Tati, Mutti Mutti, Latji Latji and Wadi Wadi languages of North Western Victoria around Robinvale, and published by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages in 2014. These animations…

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‘Triple-threat’ Tara loving the rush of rural reporting

For Tara Whitsed, moving into a full-time journalism role after graduating from Monash was a ‘baptism of fire’. With invaluable experience at multiple rural publications under her belt, Tara is hoping to one day carve out an online career and be her own boss.  Here is her profile… Name: Tara Whitsed Course: Bachelor of Arts…

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Imaginary Islam and the crisis of European democracy: podcast with Dr Natalie Doyle on Marcel Gauchet

For two decades, Dr Natalie Doyle has researched a specific strand of French social and political theory, with a particular interest in the intellectual heir of its leading figures Marcel Gauchet. In this podcast, we speak with Dr Doyle about her new book coming out this month, a world-first analysing Gauchet’s early writings to the present day. Entitled ‘Marcel Gauchet’s Loss of Common Purpose: Imaginary Islam and the Crisis of European Democracy’ it synthesises her three main research projects, offering an analysis that provides a context with which to understand the nature of today’s issues, crises and phenomena.

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Aaron ‘one of the lucky ones’ in landing his dream job

Aaron Pereira regards himself as ‘one of the lucky ones’, after making his childhood career dreams a reality. After crossing over from Network Ten to Cricket Australia, Aaron is travelling the world watching cricket, and getting paid for it. Here is his profile… Name: Aaron Pereira Course: Bachelor of Arts Campus: Caulfield Year graduated: 2015 Current…

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Steffanie scores front page byline during The Age internship

Steffanie Tan, a third-year journalism student at Monash, says she’s ‘lucky’ to have scored a front page byline during her internship at The Age. Co-authored with The Age journalist Tom Cowie, the story discusses the results of a longitudinal national survey into the challenges facing Australian families, with a particular focus on anxieties surrounding childcare. Steffanie says…

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BA Alum (2016) Maeve Martyn, now General Manager of Humanities 21

General Manager of Humanities 21 Maeve Martyn studied a Bachelor of Arts (Italian Studies & History double major) at Monash, and recently shared how this launched her career at Monash’s regular seminar for students ‘Arts in the Real World’. Incidentally, this was where Maeve herself first heard about Humanities 21 and gained her career inspiration…

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