The School of Social Science contains some of the
strongest groups of researchers in Anthropology, Archaeology,
Criminology and Sociology in Australia. Their research is highly
diverse and draws on a range of theoretical and methodological
approaches from across the social sciences.
Most research within the School falls into one of the following themes:
- Indigenous cultures and cultural heritage
- Archaeological science
- Life pathways and longitudinal studies
- Crime, deviance and social control
- Environment and community
- Globalisation, migration and culture
- Development and gender
A distinctive hallmark of research in the School is a commitment to large team-based (often inter-disciplinary) projects involving academics and postgraduate students.
The School is privileged to have graduates who have gone on to become leading researchers and contributors to the social sciences. In honour of several of these alumni, the School has established prizes for outstanding students of its disciplines. The Significant Contributors to the Social Sciences page lists these alumni and provides details of their research areas and major contributions.
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