Arts Research

Our research asks these questions: What forces shape our lives? What makes for a rich and meaningful existence? How can we change things for the better?


Our research addresses important local and global issues, advancing our understanding of the world. We aim for excellence in innovative, creative, scholarly research.


Our Focus Program Initiative invests in areas of research excellence to accelerate areas of research priority.


Our projects with government, organisations, communities and industry benefit both our partners and the world around us. Our research makes a difference.

Research with impact

Indigenous Studies Centre Phd alum wins prestigious Holman Medal

May 14, 2018

The prestigious Molly Holman medal for an Arts PhD thesis was recently awarded to Monash Indigenous Studies Centre student, Robert (Ben) Gunn. Dr Gunn, who has worked with the

May 3, 2018

The Federal Government recently announced an inquiry into the visa cancellation review process for those who have their visa cancelled under s501 of the Migration Act – refusal

The role of transnational networks and mobile citizens in South Sudan’s global community: A pilot study focused on Melbourne and Juba

April 16, 2018

Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Research Associate, Dr Sara Maher, the lead researcher for the Melbourne site of the transnational South Sudan Diaspora Impacts

Talking about time: linguist Dr Alice Gaby takes a look at ‘space-time mapping’

March 26, 2018

While for English speakers the past is ‘behind us' and the future ‘in front', linguistic researchers understand there are also languages where the past is in front of

Unlocking the fear and myths around ‘African gangs’ in Melbourne

March 16, 2018

Australia presents two contradictory faces to the world – two opposing myths, says Alan Gamlen, Associate Professor of Human Geography at Monash University and member of Monash

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Engagement is a main ambition of the Faculty of Arts. Engagement can take many forms. Partnerships can be formed in surprising ways. If you have an idea for a possible project, want inspiration for how we can collaborate, or just want to hear more about what we can offer, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our business development team is always ready and we will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.

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Arts Research Business Development Office:

Phone: +613 9905 8547
Fax: +613 9905 1497
Location: 3rd Floor West, Menzies Building,
Monash University, Clayton campus

More information: About Monash Arts Research