Lecturer in Sociology
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Eduardo was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but has resided in Australia since the 16th of January, 1974. Before coming to Flinders in 2011, he held positions at the University of Tasmania, Macquarie and Monash. His first passion was economics but the bulk of his academic career has been in sociology with an emphasis on culture, communication, everyday life and theoretical ideas about society/culture. He is something of a 'contrarian' in his view of academic sociology (i.e., he believes academics shouldn't have default positions on questions of politics and ideology). You can read further about his research and teaching interests below.
Bachelor of Economics (USyd)
Bachelor of Arts Honours (UNSW)
PhD in Sociology and Cultural Studies (Griffith)
Flinders Foundations of University Teaching
Eduardo is currently Secretary and Acting President of the Research Committee for the Sociology of the Arts of the International Sociological Association (ISA RC 37); Co-convenor (with Suzi Adams and Craig Browne) of the Social Theory Thematic Group of the Australian Sociological Association; a Faculty Fellow of the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology; and a member of the Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities.
Was Sociology Honours Convenor 2012-13 and is currently a member of the School of Social and Policy Studies Work-Integrated Learning and Education Committees.
Eduardo has published on topics ranging from art to the built environment, music to the'aesthetics of everyday life' (i.e., how people choose to decorate their homes or how landscape shapes our connection to place). His major publications include a monograph titled, Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity (Routledge, 2011). He has also edited the following two books (with Peter Murphy from JCU): Philosophical and Cultural Theories of Music (Brill, 2010) and Aesthetic Capitalism (Brill, 2014). At present he is completing a book on the role of art and aesthetics in social life: The Aesthetic Shaping of Society (Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming); and has recently begun an empirical project dealing with the emergence of minimalism or 'Neomodern' styles in architecture, interior design and in 'glossy' lifestyle media.
Eduardo has published opinion pieces and been interviewed on various aspects of society, culture, art, and social and cultural thought in (amongst other places) The Australian, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Australian Review of Books, Quadrant, ABC Radio Nationaland ABC 891 Adelaide.
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His intellectual motto (with full apologies to Blake) is something like: 'Sociologists should strive to find the entire cosmos in the most mundane, minute or esoteric aspects of life'. If his ideas come to nought, or are not taken up by the academic world at large, he would gladly devote the rest of his life to gardening, flyfishing, studying Medieval mystical theology, or simply doing nothing.