Research in the School of Social Sciences
The School of Social Sciences fosters an environment that supports the research activity of academic staff and higher degree research candidates. It is also proud of its productive and cooperative relationships with University research centres in cognate areas.
Challenging Racism Project
Based in Western Sydney, one of the most culturally diverse regions in Australia - the Challenging Racism Project focuses on research that counters racism and improves community relations.
Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative (HADRI)
HADRI pursues research that highlights the complexity of international responses to conflicts and disasters, and the intersections between the multidimensional health, socio-economic and political aspects of complex emergencies.
Urban and Regional Research Program
Aims to advance theoretical and applied knowledge on urban management, liveability and resilience - a critical agenda for a world that is both rapidly urbanising and fast depleting it resources.
Religion and Society Research Strand
Explores the richness and diversity of religious traditions and communities both nationally and globally, and consolidates the University's growing research strengths in the social scientific study of religion.
Sexualities and Genders Research
An epistemological, pedagogical and ethical project of engaged research with diversity to build ethical relationships among young people and communities in an era of dramatic social, cultural, economic and political change.
Doctor Kate Huppatz is an Associate Professor within the School of Social Sciences. She discusses her research of gender and social class, particularly the labor market and mothering practices.
Professor Cristina Rocha gives an overview of the different research projects she has conducted as well as discusses her latest research on the growth of Pentecostalism, particularly its impact on Brazilians.