Our People

Our People

Head of Department

Professor Gabrielle Meagher

How care work and social services are distributed, organised and valued - in society overall, by welfare and labour market policies and within organisations.

Academic staff

Dr Niko Antalffy

Emerging technologies, Critical Theory of science and technology, and alternative relationship cultures.

Dr Maria Amigo

  • Title: Associate Lecture
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 822
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8027
  • Email: maria.amigo@mq.edu.au.

Children from non-western contexts and their life transitions.

Dr Harry Blatterer

Intimate relationships, privacy and gender with a focus on friendship.

Dr Norbert Ebert

Critical social theory - individualisation, social differentiation and integration and how they can help to sociologically understand and critique social trends and changes in all areas of late modern societies.

Dr Tobia Fattore

Sociology of childhood, sociology of work and political sociology.

Associate Professor Pauline Johnson

The difficulties that contemporary Sociology encounters in setting up an effective critique of neoliberal ideologies.

Dr Kumiko Kawashima

Work, labour and employment; consumption; transnational migration; global capitalism; post-industrial society; gender; class; Asia; Japan; social transformation; ethnography.

Dr Alison Leitch

Cultural history of labour movements, food politics, cultural sociology and sociology of everyday life.

Dr Justine Lloyd

Relationship between spatial and social change, particularly investigated through cultural histories of domesticity and urban space.

Dr Peter Rogers

Theory and politics of space, disaster resilience.

Dr Rebecca Sheehan

History of feminism, gender, and sexuality; intersectionality; popular culture, music and cultural politics; US and transnational women’s history.

Dr Ben Spies-Butcher

Economics and politics of social and environmental policy, and political participation.

Dr Adam Stebbing

Interactions of social policy, taxation and inequality.

Associate Professor Ellie Vasta

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 828
  • Phone: (02) 9850 4114
  • Email: ellie.vasta@mq.edu.au

Situation of immigrants and the social and cultural practices which they develop through their interactions within increasingly diverse societies.

Dr Selvaraj Velayutham

Globalisation, nationalism, international migration and the Sociology of Everyday Life.

Associate Professor  Shaun Wilson

Intersection of political sociology, work and welfare, fiscal sociology, and political economy.

Associate Professor Amanda Wise

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 833
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8835
  • Email: amanda.wise@mq.edu.au

Global cities and diversity; materialities, civilities, and 'sensibilities' of urban life; multiculturalism and 'lived diversity' (especially 'everyday multiculturalism') in Australia and Singapore; race and interethnic relations; cultural attachments to and formations of place, especially in relation to multicultural cities; national and cultural identities; diasporic, transnational and migrant communities; labour mobility in and from Asia; and experiences of low wage migrant labourers in Australia and Asia.

Professional staff

Ms Vicki Worthington


Title: Department Administrator
Location: Building W6A, Room 827
Phone: (02) 9850 8078
Email: vicki.worthington@mq.edu.au

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