Our research

Our research addresses problems concerning social, cultural, economic and political inequalities and human rights. We want to make a difference by expanding the capacity, depth and quality of knowledge and understanding we generate. We work in collaboration with partners locally, nationally and internationally.


Our global research agenda

We're committed to a genuinely worldly research agenda. We reflect the reality that the social, political and cultural issues Australia faces are interconnected with international influences and processes.

Our approach to research and capacity building reflects this global awareness as we collaborate and partner with universities, civil society organisations and government agencies around the world. We have expertise in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Europe, and we actively pursue collaborative interdisciplinary research with many partners in these regions.

Our research streams

The institute's research streams foster opportunities for collaboration, project development and mentoring among members and students with shared research interests and priorities.

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Development, Inequality and Wellbeing stream

Our stream researches the theory, policy and practice necessary for achieving of good development and the fulfilment of human rights.

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Diversity and Identity stream

This research examines the many forms and claims of identity within and between complex societies.

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Governance, Justice and Security stream

Our research stream is concerned with the personal, social and global aspects of efforts to promote peace, stability and justice.

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Heritage, Indigeneity and Sustainability stream

We seek to understand why and how the boundaries between the social/physical, human/non-human, and material/non-material are now changing in distinct ways.

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Our research projects

The ADI conducts innovative multidisciplinary research projects that are funded by the Australian Research Council, as well as partnerships and consultancies with the not-for-profit sector, government and industry.

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Our research networks

Our research networks help strengthen our local and global partnerships and provide a forum for exchanging ideas and international collaboration. We have networks that focus on a range of areas such as multiculturalism, philosophy and the history of ideas, the Middle East and the Asia–Pacific.

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Contact us

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
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