Dr Suzi Adams

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences South (362)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, La Trobe University (1999)

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University (2007)

Honours, awards and grants

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.

Key responsibilities

2013-         School Honours Convenor

2014-         Member, Faculty Board

2011-12; 2014-  Member, School Education Committee

2011-2012     Sociology Postgraduate Convenor

Research expertise
Research interests

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).

Supervisory interests
Cornelius Castoraiadis
Jan Patocka
Johann Arnason
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
New social movements
Paul Ricoeur
Social imaginaries
Social theory
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Social Theory (3)
Associate supervisor: Sociology, Social Theory and Philosophy (1)
Associate supervisor: Sociology, Social Theory and Philosophy (1)

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