Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, La Trobe University (1999)
Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University (2007)
2013 Chinese Academy of Social Science Research Fellow
2011 Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award
2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centre for Theoretical Studies/ Patocka Archives (Prague) awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences.
2013- School Honours Convenor
2014- Member, Faculty Board
2011-12; 2014- Member, School Education Committee
2011-2012 Sociology Postgraduate Convenor
My research spans social theory and continental philosophy, with a particular emphasis on the social imaginaries field. My approach is shaped by debates in phenomenology, hermeneutics, and critical theory.
My research interests include social imaginaries, utopia, political ecology, (inter)cultural meaning; the culture/nature divide in modernity; a hermeneutic of modernity and culture; the creative imagination and social imaginaries; autonomy and the political; power; participatory democracy; the problematic of the world horizon; varieties of worldhood in modernity; romanticism and the enlightenment; multiple modernities; action and social movements; social and cultural creativity; political philosophy.
I am a co-ordinating editor for both the refereed journal Social Imaginaries, and the Social Imaginaries book series (Rowman and Littlefield).
Co-ordinating Editor, Social Imaginaries Book Series (Rowman and Littlefield International) (2017- )
Secretary, Australian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Association (2014- )
Executive Officer for Interdisciplinary Capacity Building, Australian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Association (2014-)
Inaugural Co-convenor of the Social Theory Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association (with Craig Browne) (2013- )
Co-ordinating Editor, Social Imaginaries Journal, http://www.zetabooks.com/social-imaginaries.html (2013- )
Chair, Castoriadis in the Antipodes Association (2010- )
Member, Editorial Board, Sociological Review Online (a journal of the British Sociological Association) (2012- )
External Permanent Fellow, Central European Institute of Philosophy, Charles University (Prague) (2011-)
Member, Editorial Board, Libri Nigri Book series in Phenomenology, Traugott-Bautz (2011- )
Member, Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (2011- )
Associate Member, Ricoeur Society (2011- )
Member, Castoriadis Association (Paris) (2003- )
Associate Member, Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology (2003- )
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