School of Social Sciences

2018 Honours Bursaries for Population, Migration and Social Inclusion

Our Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program is offering two Honours Bursaries (value $3,000) to support students to undertake research in 2018 that aligns with our thematic research agenda. Interested applicants need to enrol into Arts Honours by 31 October, and Expressions of Interest for these bursaries closes 10 November 2017.

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Protecting women on temporary visas who experience family violence

A new report, released today, draws from the first major study in Australia to examine the link between migration status and family violence, undertaken by Monash University. Written by Associate Professor Marie Segrave from our School of Social Sciences, the report is based on the experiences of migrant women who experienced family violence while on…

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Victorian Parliamentary Internship

Monash University’s Politics and International Relations Program, in conjunction with the Parliamentary Library of the Parliament of Victoria, the University of Melbourne and Victoria University offers students the opportunity to undertake a parliamentary internship with academic credit towards their degree. A program that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, it has produced many distinguished Monash alumni, including…

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Left behind, left unsaid: youth and LGBTIQ+ social media use research by Dr Robards

What is the latest research on social media and the internet? Major conferences exploring this dynamic area, in Finland and Estonia from 12-21 October, will feature presentations and panel discussions with Dr Brady Robards from our School of Social Sciences. Dr Robards studies how young people use social media, and will be presenting findings from recent research projects.

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Collective responsibility for antibiotic resistance: interview with Associate Professor Mark Davis

Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics. The WHO recently stated that this increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will lead to the death of millions in years to come unless all countries are supported to be better prepared. A global multi-sector response to this threat includes efforts to communicate with individuals and communities so that they understand the AMR crisis and enact the expert advice provided to them. Towards this end, Associate Professor Mark Davis is leading an international team on a new ARC Discovery Project researching publics, media and communications on antibiotic resistance.

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MonashGFV team shortlisted for the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work

The Monash Gender and Family Violence (MonashGFV) team have been shortlised for the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. The nomination that has secured the shortlisting is the 2016 Monash Review of the Common Risk Assessment Framework in Victoria (Recommendation 1 of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence). This project was made possible by the…

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Kirsten McLean awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion during Monash’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Week. Her award, for inclusive practice with the LGBTIQ community at Monash, recognises Kirsten’s efforts in supporting LGBTIQ students and staff at Monash. Not only does Kirsten include LGBTIQ issues in her teaching, she is also highly…

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Video of The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics: public lecture by Clive Hamilton

Over 100 people braved the rain for the booked out Monash Arts Public Lecture, ‘The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics‘, hosted by our School of Social Sciences‘ Department of Human Geography held at the State Library of Victoria. Professor Clive Hamilton delivered the keynote address and he was joined by Dr William Jackson, Chief Author of…

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Dr Steven Zech selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative award

Dr Steven Zech was selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI, http://www.terrorism-research.org/about/) award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Studies. Steven plans to finish converting the dissertation (Between Two Fires: Civilian Resistance during Internal Armed Conflict in Peru, University of Washington, 2016) into a book this summer and will…

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