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PhD candidates in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Mr Martin HardieA/Prof Rohan BastinCycling, drugs, governance and law in the state of exception
Mr Christopher SpeldewindeA/Prof Rohan BastinThe new regionalism: a comparative study of two regional centres
Ms Tatiana RomanovskyA/Prof Rohan BastinMeasuring voernance: a case study of Native Title in Victoria

Australian Studies

Ms Caroline DeniganProf Louise JohnsonOwner Builders, Housewives and Homemakers: Self Build Housing and Gender in Australia.
Ms Piper (Chelsea) RoddProf David WalkerWar as nationalism: A comparative study of Australia and Canada


Mr Morgan BurcherA/Prof Darren PalmerOutsmarting the 'New' Criminals and Terrorists: Network Analysis and Criminal Intelligence
Mrs Clare FarmerA/Prof Darren PalmerPolice-imposed punishment: Banning orders and the challenged to 'due process'
Mr Christopher LinkeA/Prof Darren PalmerAustralian Police Memorialisation, Commemoration and Remembrance
Dr Michael Andrew MilgateA/Prof Darren PalmerEvolution in the treatment of wrongdoing in early English law
Miss Jessica Alyce SaligariA/Prof Darren PalmerPolice response to situations involving people with a mental illness in Geelong

Cultural Heritage

Mr Hendrik BerrevoetsProf Andrea WitcombWhat late 19th and early 20th century market gardens can tell us about Chinese Australia ethnic relations, the development of horticulture and horticultural practices in Australia.
Ms Lorinda CramerDr Linda YoungNeedlework and genteel identity in gold rush Victoria
Mr Soren KempProf Andrea WitcombCultural heritage in Myanmar and the production of space and non-space
Ms Amelia MarraProf Andrea WitcombUnderstanding audience engagement: its forms and contexts
Ms Tanya RobinsonDr Linda YoungMaterialising identity through clothing in museums
Ms Karen SchambergerProf Andrea WitcombCollecting and exhibiting cultural diversity: a comparison of ethno-specific museums and regional, state and national museums
Ms Michelle StevensonDr Linda YoungSnowflakes in a Sunburnt Country: the development, culture and significance of skiing in Australia
Mr Junjie SuProf Andrea WitcombIntangible cultural heritage safeguarding in the context of tourism- a case study of Lijiang World Heritage site
Ms Michele SummertonDr Linda YoungHow did gold rush emigrants make homes in Victoria?


Mrs Jennifer CaligariProf Sarah PaddleBessie Harrison Lee: temperance and social reform
Ms Sarah CoatesProf David LoweBritish and American newspapers and contemporary reportage of concentration camps, 1945-1947.
Mrs Khylie DawsProf David LoweAdvance Australia: Cultural Diplomacy in the Menzies Ear
Ms Amanda LourieA/Prof Helen GardnerHistory of scientific practice in 1850s and 1860s Victoria
Mr William PeartProf David LoweThe ideological basis of Egalitarianism in Australia
Mr Walter StruveProf David LoweA Biography of Kurt Offenburg (1898-1946)
Ms Julie Anne SuaresA/Prof Christopher WatersAn ardent internationalist: Ben Chifley and the new world order
Mr Mathew TurnerProf David LoweInstituting Zeitgeschichte: the "Munich men" and the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial

International and Community Development

Mr Way Alege Dr Phil Connors Reconciling development interventions and communities' vital concerns in Ituri district
Mr Murray Boardman Dr Anthony Ware The intersection between monitoring and program quality in development NGOs
Mr Tim Budge Dr Robert Nabben Freire, Alinsky and their legacy on community organising and change
Ms Kristie Drucza Prof Damien Kingsbury Social protection and vulnerability in Nepal
Mr Michael Hatherell Prof Damien Kingsbury Party system nationalisation in developing states: Indonesia's party registration laws
Ms Joanna LarvinDr Phil ConnorsSurviving the aftermath - consideration of violence against women in disaster responses
Mr Ronan Lee Dr Anthony Ware Regional implications of continued violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar
Miss Yael Margolin Prof Damien Kingsbury Conflict of traditional and modern values in Pacific island governance
Ms Kate Neely Dr Phil Connors A complex systems understanding of WASH in development
Miss Evelyn Noy Dr Max Kelly Aid in post-conflict states: The relief-development relationship
Ms Praveena Rajkobal Professor Matthew Clarke Religions, risk and sustainability: Reflexive religious ecology movements and environmental crisis management
Mr Badrus Sholeh Prof Damien Kingsbury Regional autonomy and democracy after 2006 elections in Aceh, Indonesia
Ms Kirsten Taylor Prof Damien Kingsbury Ethnic conflict as a barrier to democratisation in Burma/Myanmar
Ms Alexandra Wake Prof Damien Kingsbury Aiding journalism: Australian journalism educators working in post conflict states
Mr Brad WatsonProfessor Matthew ClarkeChild sponsorship NGOs in the 21st century: origins and evolution

International Relations

Ms Manushree BahukhandiDr Costas LaoutidesComparative analysis of gender and role of gender in conflict regions in India during the conflicts in Kashmir & Assam and applicability of the UNSCR 1325 in these regions
Mr Roger BamforthDr Chengxin PanThe role of Chinese identity claims in post-Cold War Sino-American relations
Mr John BourdouvalisDr Steven SlaughterSpaces for an alternative: liberal democracy and governance in an age of financialisation
Miss Elizabeth CampbellDr Cai WilkinsonPolitical myths: Uses and abuses
Mr Kong (Robert) ChanProf Baogang He'Sadae' (Serving the Great) in Korea-Great power(s) relations since 1392
Mr Lance CollinsDr Scott BurchillConvincing Canberra: How other countries achieve their foreign policy goals with Canberra
Mr Ben DebneyDr Scott BurchillThe Oldest Trick in the Book: Moral Panics and Scapegoating as Instruments of Statecraft
Ms Elizabeth EffeneyProf Fethi MansouriExploring the potential for a cosmopolitan ethic in Australia: The case of Iraqi asylum seekers
Mr Wael Tarek ElhabroukProf Fethi Mansouri'Exploring External Perceptions of Political Legitimacy'
Mr Ahmed N Abdul Karim HassinProf Fethi MansouriRoles of civil society in nation building and post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq
Mr Breck HiltonDr Chengxin PanHow has realism influenced Australia's choice of alliance partners ?
Mr Sean MackinDr Craig SnyderThe essence of trident
Ms Natalia PereiraProf Fethi MansouriIrregular migration within the Southeast Asian region
Ms Julie RichardsonDr Cai WilkinsonGender and security norms in the contestation of the meta-narrative of national identity in Turkey
Mr Eko SaputroProf Baogang He and Prof Matthew ClarkeIndonesia and ASEAN Plus Three Financial Cooperation: A Regulatory Regionalism Approach
Mr Vincenzo ScappaturaDr Scott BurchillStructural limits of the Australia-US Alliance
Ms Tori StratfordProf Fethi MansouriUnaccompanied minor asylum seekers: Narratives of identity
Mr Irfan YusufProf Fethi MansouriEmerging communities and the legal system

Languages and Culture Studies

Ms Maria AvgoulasDr Rebecca FananyHealth beliefs and practices in three generations of Greek Australian women in Melbourne
Mrs Yenny NarnyA/Prof Ismet FananyResilience among Survivors of Political Violence in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Middle East Studies

Mr Muhammad Khoirul MuqtafaProf Fethi MansouriCitizenship in A Multi-faith Society: A Case Study of Indonesia


Mr Dale ClisbyProf Jack ReynoldsDeleuze's secret dualism: defining the actual/virtual relationship
Mr Daniel ConnellProf Jack ReynoldsNietzsche, Heidegger and the reduction of dualism
Mr Salvatore GuidoA/Prof Russell GriggAfter Freud: The fateful history of psychoanalysis in exile
Mrs Adrienne MargarianDr Matthew SharpeA cross cultural study of somatic countertransference.
Mr Kevin MurphyA/Prof Russell GriggAsexuality - a psychoanalytic understanding of its determinants in relation to unconscious phantasy, desire and subjectivity within the context of increasingly sexualised cultural discourses
Mr Dylan NickelsonDr George DukeThomas Hobbes on unity, personae and political obligation
Mr David-Lee NielsonDr Patrick Stokes'What am I?' - People as subjects and objects
Mr Andrew SimsA/Prof Russell GriggA defence of psychodynamic explanation

Politics and Policy Studies

Mr Raman ApsingikarDr David HundtThe politics of Special Economic Zones (SEZs): A case study of Andhra Pradesh
Mr Richard CoverdaleA/Prof Rohan BastinPostcode justice - rural and regional disadvantage in the administration of the law
Mr Sayed FadelDr Benjamin IsakhanThe Path from Islamic Awakening to the Arab Spring: A Historical Review of the Sequence of Events in the Islamic Awakening, Focusing in Egypt's Political Islamist Movement
Ms Amita Vengacherry JosephProf Linda HancockA comparative study of effectiveness of corporate social responsibility guidelines in selected public and private sector organizations in India
Ms Diane SiebrandtDr Benjamin IsakhanAssessing Cross-Cultural Relationships between US and Coalition Military Forces and Iraqi Cultural Heritage Professionals at Archaeological Sites during the Iraq War


Ms Laura Gobey A/Prof Grazyna Zajdow and Dr Kim Toffoletti Imagined Futures: the lives and aspirations of young African migrant women in Australia
Mr James Holmes Dr Vince Marotta Fantasy in an increasingly rationalised world
Miss Catherine Kowalski Dr Rebecca Fanany Impact of media on attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine
Ms Denise Ann Mcnulty NortonDr Kim ToffolettiRedeeming the father: Constructions of fatherhood in recent children's films
Miss Selinaswati Selinaswati A/Prof Ismet Fanany Women in politics in a matrilineal society (a case study of West Sumatra, Indonesia)

Middle East Studies


Mr Muhammad MuqtafaProf Fethi Mansouri  Problematizing Citizenship: Violence against Minority Groups in Indonesia
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