Professor Paul James commenced as ICS Director on 1 January, replacing Founding Director Professor Ien Ang as she stepped down from the position at the end of last year.
Professor James joined ICS as a member in 2014. His research focuses on three overlapping areas: globalisation and its impact upon social relations, from national community to local community; social change and the human condition, including the impact of modernisation on customary and traditional ways of being; and sustainability with an emphasis on sustainable urbanisation.
In the video below, we chat to Professor James about what motivates his research, the highlights of his career, and why the humanities and social sciences matter.
Visit Professor James' staff profile to learn more about his research and engagements.
8 May 2015