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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.
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.
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.
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.
Examines the discourse and practice of human rights - its perceived relevance and applicability across diverse communities in contemporary times, and its everyday lived experiences at a local level.
While cultural diversity is a major characteristic of the Western Sydney Region, and features prominently in our research, we are also concerned with other forms of diversity including gender, race, age, political, economic, religious, and ability.
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.
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.