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Research Areas by Topic

Ancient Cultures

  • Cross-cultural interaction in ancient cultures from Western Europe to China

Ancient History

Regions and Cultures:

  • Egyptology: Archaeology, Art History, History, Language
  • Roman Republic and Empire: History, Archaeology
  • Ancient Greece and Hellenistic world: History, Archaeology
  • Late Antiquity
  • Coptic Studies
  • Early Medieval Europe and Byzantium
  • Early Christianity, Old and New Testament Studies
  • Ancient Israel and Judaism
  • China/Silk Road/Central Asia
  • Ancient Near East: Iran

Approaches and Methodologies:

  • Ancient Languages (Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Ancient Greek, Latin, Coptic, Hebrew)
  • Archaeology: Egyptian, Ancient Near East (Iran, Israel), Mediterranean (Italy, Greece), south-east Europe, frontier technologies
  • Numismatics
  • Papyrology
  • Prosopography
  • Lexicology and Lexicography
  • Epigraphy
  • Historiography

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  • Health: HIV Aids, Family Planning, the Politics of Non Government Health Organisations : Laos, Thailand, India
  • Human Rights/Gender: Brazil, India, Turkey
  • Reproductive Technologies, Globalism and Maternity: Egypt, India, United States
  • Sports and Martial Arts: Brazil
  • Nationalism, Ethnicity and the State: Thailand, Fiji, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Brazil
  • Religion in India, Turkey, Pakistan, PNG, Thailand
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English Studies

  • Australian Literature
  • Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • Romantic and Victorian Literature
  • Modernism and Contemporary Literature
  • Global/Postcolonial/Feminist Studies
  • Children's Literature, Television, and Film
  • Visual Cultures
  • Creative Writing

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Indigenous Studies

  • Indigenous education
  • Racism
  • Indigenous body and identity
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International Studies


Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

  • Creole Studies
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Development of Intercultural Competence
  • Educational Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Linguistic Typology
  • Natural Semantic Metalanguage
  • Phonetics (pronunciation of Japanese as a first/second/foreign language)
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Technology in Language Learning & Teaching

Literature and Culture Studies

  • Asian, European & Latin American film studies
  • Chinese, Croatian, French, German, Japanese, Greek, Spanish and Latin American literature studies
  • Impact of migration and globalization on cultural productions
  • Literary translation
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Intercultural & intergenerational identities
  • Intercultural literature & theatre studies
  • Japanese popular culture focusing on Manga and Anime

Philological and Historical Studies

  • Chinese Historical Linguistics
  • Chinese History and Politics
  • Colonial and postcolonial history
  • Confucianism and intellectual history
  • Languages of Medieval Central Asia
  • Latin American History and Politics (Issues of Gender & Redemocratization; Media)
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  • Legal Governance, regulation and public policy
  • Human rights and social justice
  • Environmental law
  • International Law
  • Private Law
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Legal Governance

  • International and comparative law, including law of the sea, maritime law and international trade law
  • International migration law
  • Environmental law
  • Human rights law
  • Health law and ethics
  • Information and privacy law

Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • Asia and Pacific
  • Cultural Inquiry and Cultural History
  • Music and Sound Cultures
  • Social Media, Networked Cultures, Journalism and Communication
  • Creative Ecologies Lab
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Modern History

  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • History of Ideas in Everyday Life
  • Public and Popular Histories
  • Biographic and Oral History
  • Big History
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  • Ethics & Applied Ethics
  • Social Philosophy and European Philosophy
  • Mind, Metaphysics & Meaning
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Politics and International Relations

  • Australian and Comparative politics
  • Public Policy
  • International Relations
  • Political (including International) Theory
  • Foreign Policy

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Social Cultural & Political Change

  • Culturally Constructed notions of Gender and Sexuality
  • Political Culture
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Feminist studies
  • History of the Media

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  • Political Economy and Social Policy
  • Public Sphere, Social Movements and Everyday citizenship
  • Migration, Multiculturalism & Nation
  • Gender, Generations and the Intimate Sphere
  • Sociology of Culture and Everyday Life

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