The Institute for Culture and Society is the largest dedicated research concentration of its kind in Australia. Led by its Director, Professor Paul James, Research Director, Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar (on leave – Acting Research Director is Professor Deborah Stevenson until February 2019), Engagement Director Dr Louise Crabtree and Higher Degree Research Director, Associate Professor Megan Watkins, its membership of over 50 researchers includes 22 full professors, with a balanced research profile incorporating mid- and early career researchers, post-doctoral fellows and adjunct appointments and over 50 Higher Degree Research candidates.

Since 2012, Institute researchers have been awarded 24 Australian Research Council grants. See the Projects page for a list of current projects.

ICS has numerous local, national and international partnerships and links with Australian and international academic visitors.

Guards at Machu Picchu, standing on the edge of the hillside
A ship and containers at port
A man walks in Kandy

Photos by Denis Byrne, Ned Rossiter and Paul James.

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