Consortium Director

Anita Harrisharris-profile-image
Research Professor, Alfred Deakin Research Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University

Research interests:

  • Citizenship
  • Multiculturalism
  • Gender

Key publications:

  • Young People and Everyday Multiculturalism (2013) London and New York: Routledge.
  • Future Girl: Young Women in the Twenty First Century (2004/2nd edition forthcoming 2016) London and New York: Routledge.
  • ‘Conviviality, Conflict and Distanciation in Young People’s Urban Multicultures’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35(6), 571-587, 2014.
  • ‘DIY Citizenship Amongst Young Muslims: Experiences of the Ordinary’, Journal of Youth Studies (with Joshua Roose) 17, 5-6, 794-813, 2014.

Contact: anita.harris@monash.edu

Website: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/anita-harris/  

Consortium Members

andy-bennett-225-x-300-Andy Bennett
Professor of Sociology
Griffith University

Research expertise:

  • Youth Culture
  • Popular Music Scenes
  • Music and Ageing
  • Popular Music and Heritage

Key publications:

  • Bennett, A. (2013) Music, Style and Ageing: Growing Old Disgracefully? Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Bennett, A. (2011) ‘The post-subcultural turn: Some reflections ten years on’, Journal of Youth Studies, 14(5): 493 – 506.
  • Bennett, A. (2009) ‘“Heritage rock”: Rock music, re-presentation and heritage discourse’, Poetics, 37(5 – 6): 474 – 89.
  • Bennett, A. (2000) Popular Music and Youth Culture: Music, identity and place: London. Macmillan.

Contact: a.bennett@griffith.edu.au

Website: https://www.griffith.edu.au/humanities-languages/centre-cultural-research/staff/andy-bennett

pam nilanPam Nilan
Professor of Sociology
University of Newcastle

Research expertise:

  • Youth
  • Culture
  • Gender

Key publications:

  • Nilan, P. (2015) Youth culture: hybridity or assemblage?, in P. Kelly and A. Kamp (eds) A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century, pp. 267- 283. Brill: The Hague and New York.
  • Nilan, P. and Wibawanto, G.R. (2015) ‘Becoming’ an environmentalist in Indonesia. Geoforum 62: 61–69.
  • Nilan, P. (2102) Young, Muslim and looking for a job in Australia, Youth Studies Australia 31(1): 48-60.
  • Nilan, P., Parker, L., Bennett, L. and Robinson, K. (2011) Indonesian youth looking towards the future, Journal of Youth Studies 14(6): 709-728.

Contact: Pamela.Nilan@newcastle.edu.au

Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/pamela-nilan

rob_whiteRob White
Professor of Criminology
University of Tasmania

Research expertise:

  • Environmental and Ecological Justice
  • Criminology
  • Youth Studies

Contact: r.d.white@utas.edu.au

Website: http://www.utas.edu.au/social-sciences/people/sociolology-and-sw-profiles/rob-white

Wyn 2013cJohanna Wyn
Professor
University of Melbourne

Research expertise:

  • Youth Transitions
  • Gender
  • Wellbeing
  • Place

Key publications:

  • Wyn, J., and Cahill, H. (Eds) 2015. Handbook of Childhood and Youth Studies, Singapore: Springer.
  • Woodman, D., and Wyn, J. 2015. Youth and Generation: Change and Inequality in the Lives of Young People, London: Sage.
  • White, R., & Wyn, J. 2013 (3rd Edition). Youth and Society: Exploring the Social Dynamics of Youth Experience, Oxford University Press: Melbourne. First edition 2004, second edition 2008. Viii + 308 pp.
  • Cuervo, H., and Wyn, J. 2012. Young People Making it Work: Continuity and Change in Rural Places, Melbourne University Publishing: Melbourne.

Contact: johanna@unimelb.edu.au

Website: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/yrc/experts_profiles

s200_steven.threadgoldSteven Threadgold
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
University of Newcastle

Research expertise:

  • Class and Inequality
  • Youth Cultures
  • Alternative Career Paths

Key publications:

  • Threadgold, S. & Nilan, P. 2009. ‘Reflexivity of Contemporary Youth, Risk and Cultural Capital’, Current Sociology. Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 47-68.
  • Threadgold, S. 2011, ‘Should I Pitch my Tent in the Middle Ground? On ‘Middling Tendency’, Beck and Inequality in Youth Sociology’, Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 14, No. 4, June 2011, pp. 381-393.
  • Threadgold, S. 2012. “I reckon my life will be easy, but my kids will be buggered”: Ambivalence in Young People’s Positive Perceptions of Individual Futures and their Visions of Environmental Collapse’, Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 17-32.
  • Threadgold, S. 2014. ‘(Sub)Cultural Capital, DIY Careers and Transferability: Towards Maintaining ‘Reproduction’ in the Use of Bourdieu in Youth Culture Research’ in Sarah Baker (Ed.) Youth Cultures & Subcultures: Australian Perspectives. Ashgate.

Contact: Steven.Threadgold@newcastle.edu.au

Website: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/steven-threadgold

Dan_Woodman headshot-2Dan Woodman
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Melbourne

Research expertise:

  • Young Adulthood
  • Generations
  • Social Change
  • Inequality

Key publications:

  • Woodman, D., & Wyn, J. (2015) Youth and Generation: Rethinking change and inequality in the lives of Young people, London: Sage.
  • Woodman, D., & Bennett, A. (eds) (2015) Youth Culture, Transitions and Generations: Bridging the Gap in Youth Research, London: Palgrave.
  • Furlong, A., and Woodman, D. (eds) (2015) Youth and Young Adulthood, London: Routledge.

Contact: dan.woodman@unimelb.edu.au

Website: http://ssps.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/dr-dan-woodman

JFotografíaulia Coffey
Lecturer in Sociology
University of Newcastle

Research expertise:

  • The body
  • Health
  • Gender

Key publications:

  • Ravn, S., & Coffey, J. (2015). “Steroids, it’s so much an Identity Thing!” Perceptions of Steroid Use, Risk and Masculine Body Image. Journal of Youth Studies. Available online 24 July 2015, doi: 10.1080/13676261.2015.1052051
  • Coffey, J. (forthcoming Feb 2016) Body Work: Gender, Health and Embodiment, London & New York: Routledge.
  • Coffey J. & Watson J. (2015) ‘Bodies: Corporeality and Embodiment in Childhood and Youth Studies’, Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, Springer, New York 185-200
  • Coffey J, ”As long as I’m fit and a healthy weight, I don’t feel bad’: Exploring body work and health through the concept of ‘affect”, Journal of Sociology, (2014)

Contact: Julia.coffey@newcastle.edu.au

Website: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/julia-coffey#profile-publications

Amy profile picAmy Dobson
Lecturer in Internet Studies
Curtin University

Research expertise:

  • Youth and girlhood studies
  • Digital cultures
  • Social media and gender
  • Sexting

Key publications:

  • Dobson, A.S., Robards, B., Carah, N.  (eds.) (forthcoming) Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media. Contracted by Palgrave for publication in 2018.
  • Dobson, A. S., & Ringrose, J. (2016). Sext Education: Pedagogies of sex, gender and shame in the schoolyards of Tagged and Exposed, Sex Education, 16 (1), 8-21
  • Dobson, A.S. (2015). Postfeminist Digital Cultures: Femininity, Social Media, and Self-Representation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Harris, A., Dobson, A.S., (2015).Theorizing agency in post-girlpower times. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 29(2), 145-156.

 

Contact: Amy.Dobson@curtin.edu.au

Website: https://curtinedu.academia.edu/AmyShieldsDobson

FotografíaDavid Farrugia
Lecturer in Youth Sociology
University of Newcastle

Research expertise:

  • Identity
  • Rural/regional youth
  • Space and place
  • Youth Homelessness

Key publications:

  • Farrugia, D. (2016). Youth Homelessness in Late Modernity: Reflexive Identities and Moral Worth. Singapore: Springer.
  • Farrugia, D.; Smyth, J.; Harrison, T. (2015). Affective Topologies of Rural Youth Embodiment. Sociologia Ruralis, DOI: 10.1111/soru.12077
  • Farrugia, D. (2014). Towards a Spatialised Youth Sociology: The Rural and the Urban in Times of Change. Journal of Youth Studies, 17, 3, 293-307.

Contact: david.m.farrugia@newcastle.edu.au

Website: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-m-farrugia

 

Akane Kanai Profile picture June 2017
Lecturer in Media
Monash University

Research expertise:
• Gender
• Digital cultures
• Youth identity
• Cultures of femininity

Key publications:
• Kanai, A. (forthcoming 2017) Gender and relatability in digital culture: Managing affect, intimacy and value. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
• Kanai, A. (2017) ‘The best friend, Other girls, hot guys, creeps and boyfriends: the relational production of self on Tumblr’. Feminist Media Studies, 17 (6), 911-925. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1298647
• Kanai, A. (2017) ‘On not taking the self seriously: resilience, relatability and humour in young women’s Tumblr blogs’. European Journal of Cultural Studies. Online first. DOI: 10.1177/1367549417722092
• Kanai, A. (2017) ‘Girlfriendship and sameness: affective belonging in a digital intimate public.’ Journal of Gender Studies, 26(3), 293-306. doi: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1281108

Contact: Akane.Kanai@monash.edu
Website: https://monash.academia.edu/AkaneKanai

 

Signe Ravn
Lecturer in Sociology   unimelb profilbillede
University of Melbourne

Research expertise:

  • Marginalisation
  • Risk
  • Gender Identity

Key publications:

  • Ravn, S. (2018): “’I would never start a fight but…’. Young masculinities, perceptions of violence and symbolic boundary work in focus groups. Men & Masculinities, early online.
  • Järvinen, M. & Ravn, S. (2018): “Playing the game or played by the game? Young drug users’ educational trajectories”. British Journal of Sociology of Education, Early online.
  • Ravn, S. & Demant, J. (2017): ”Figures in space, figuring space. Towards a spatial-symbolic framework for understanding youth cultures and identities”. Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, vol. 25(3), pp. 252-267.
  • Ravn, S. & Duff, C. (2015): “Putting the party down on paper: A novel method for mapping youth drug use in private settings”. Health & Place, vol. 31, pp. 124-132.

Contact: signe.ravn@unimelb.edu.au

Website: https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person664887#tab-overview

 

 

 

bradyrobardsBrady Robards
Lecturer in Sociology
Monash University

Research expertise:

  • Digital social media
  • Youth culture
  • Identity

Key publications:

  • Bennett, A. & Robards, B., (eds) (2014) Mediated Youth Cultures: The internet, belonging and new cultural configurations, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Robards, B. (2013) “Friending Participants: Managing the researcher-participant relationship on social network sites”, Young, 21(3): 217-235.
  • Robards, B. (2012) “Leaving MySpace, joining Facebook: ‘Growing up’ on social network sites in Australia”, Continuum, 26(3): 385-398.
  • Robards, B. & Bennett, A. (2011) “MyTribe: Post-subcultural manifestations of belonging in online social interactions”, Sociology, 45(2): 303-317.

Contact: brady.robards@monash.edu

Website: http://bradyrobards.com/ 

 

Steve Roberts
Associate Professor of Sociology
Monash University                                                                                 Steve

Research expertise:

  • Social class
  • Masculinity
  • Education
  • Employment

Key publications:

  • Roberts, S. (2018) Young working class men in transition, Routledge
    France, A. & Roberts, S. (2017): Youth and Social Class: Enduring Inequality in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Palgrave
  • Roberts, S., Anderson, E. & McGrath, R. (2016) ‘Continuity, change and complexity in the performance of masculinity among elite young footballers in England’, British Journal of Sociology.
  • Roberts, S. (2011) ‘Beyond ‘Neet’ and tidy pathways: Considering the ‘missing middle’ of youth transition studies’, Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 14, no.1, pp. 21-40

Contact: steven.d.roberts@monash.edu

Website: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/steven-roberts/

 

 

 

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