Understand social forces and power structures, inequality and sustainability issues.
Expand our understanding of the social, cultural and political forces that shape and steer the world today by conducting research in social sciences.
Discover more about research at the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Why undertake a Master of Arts by Research in Social Sciences at Flinders?
Areas of research study include:
A Masters of Arts by Research gained in Social Sciences at Flinders equips you with a wide range of skills valued in all types of organisations and careers. It will enhance your analytical and communication skills, provide you with the ability to quickly learn new concepts and adapt to change, and enhance your time management, organisation and resilience skills.
A Masters of Arts by Research is a stepping-stone to a career as a professional researcher in the public sector, think tanks, charities, universities, and private corporations. Individuals with a Master of Arts by Research in Social Science are highly sought after for various professions in public and private organisations and have found roles in writing, the law, public service, consulting, advising, teaching and publishing.
Find out more about our work on gender and development equality across Australia and Asia Pacific.
Flinders Social Sciences academic staff are recognised as leaders in their fields both in Australia and globally. Our academic supervisors draw on their extensive knowledge and exciting research covering topics related to inequality and sustainability.
|Associate Professor Barbara Baird||
Cultural politics and histories of sexuality and reproduction in Australia, abortion, feminism in Australia, 'intersectional' approaches to gender and sexuality issues, representations of children and 'the child', critical race and whiteness theories in Australian contexts, Indigenous studies, memory and representations of the past.
|Dr Gareth Butler||
Sustainable tourism development, community engagement, tourism mobilities, tourism and migration, socio-cultural impacts of tourism, independent travel, national parks.
|Associate Professor Bev Clarke||
Coastal climate adaptation, cultural ecosystem service evaluation, coastal management, community engagement, marine protected area management, natural resource management, environmental impact assessment, waste management, policy evaluation.
|Dr Monique Mulholland||
Gender and sexuality - post structural feminist theory, queer theory, theories of ‘normalisation’ and deviance/perversity, pornography, media and representation, non-normative sexualities. critical race theory - whiteness, decolonising methodologies, post-colonial theory, intersectionality, affecting change - private/public intimacies and the changing nature of sexual expression, sexualised popular and media cultures, youth cultures and youth sexualities, intergenerational negotiation and migrant communities.
|Associate Professor Kris Natalier||
Child and family policy, children, families, family law and social policy, gender, intimacy and relationships, marriage and intimate relationships, parenting, poverty and inequality.
|Professor Sharyn Roche Anleu||
Sociology of law, criminal justice system, socio-legal studies, emotions, courts and judicial officers, professions and occupations, gender and workplaces.
|Associate Professor Udoy Saikia||
Population studies, human development and wellbeing, multi-dimensional poverty analysis and sustainable development.
|Professor Susanne Schech||
Critical development studies, social and cultural geography of migration, international development, ethnicity and race studies.
|Dr Michael Scott||
Creative and cultural industries and urban governance.
|Dr Laura Roberts||
Gender studies, feminist philosophy and politics, post/decolonial theory, contemporary social movements, and feminist philosophies of technology.
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