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Dr David Farrugia

STAFF PROFILE

Position

ARC Future Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2011

Contact

d.farrugia@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46586

Biography

David Farrugia is an ARC Future Fellow and a specialist in the areas of youth, citizenship, labour and employment, and rural and regional youth. His research is interdisciplinary spanning the areas of sociology, education, politics and labour studies, exploring the role of youth identity in economic processes, and the position of young workers in contemporary public life.

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Teaching interests

I welcome inquiries from prospective PhD students who are interested in researching youth from a critical and socially embedded perspective.

Knowledge areas

Youth identities; work and employment; citizenship; rural and regional youth; service employment.

Projects

"Young Workers and the Future of Service Employment." This ARC Future Fellowship examines the micro-politics of service employment for young workers, and how precarious work impacts on young people's capacity for social and political participation.

"Youth, Labour and Value in the service Economy." Funded by an ARC Discovery Project, this project explores the role of youth identity in the creation of value in the hospitality industry.

Publications

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2023

Hospitality work and the sociality of affective labour

David Farrugia, Julia Coffey, Steven Threadgold, Lisa Adkins, Ros Gill, Megan Sharp, Julia Cook

(2023), Vol. 71, pp. 47-64, The Sociological Review, London, Eng, C1-1

journal article

Embodying debt: youth, consumer credit and its impacts for wellbeing

J Coffey, K Senior, A Haro, D Farrugia, S Threadgold, J Cook, K Davies, B Shannon

(2023), Journal of Youth Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Femininity work: The gendered politics of women managing violence in bar work

J Coffey, D Farrugia, R Gill, S Threadgold, M Sharp, L Adkins

(2023), pp. 1-15, Gender, Work and Organization, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Buy now pay later services as a way to pay: credit consumption and the depoliticization of debt

J Cook, K Davies, D Farrugia, S Threadgold, J Coffey, K Senior, A Haro, B Shannon

(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 245-257, Consumption, Markets and Culture, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2022

Youth, Work and the Post-Fordist Self

David Farrugia

(2022), Bristol, Eng., A1

book

Youth and the consumption of credit

D Farrugia, J Cook, K Senior, S Threadgold, J Coffey, K Davies, A Haro, B Shannon

(2022), Current Sociology, C1-1

journal article

The impact of pandemic-related loss of work on young adults' plans

J Cook, D Farrugia, S Threadgold, J Coffey

(2022), Journal of Youth Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Queer subjectivities in hospitality labor

Megan Sharp, David Farrugia, Julia Coffey, Steven Threadgold, Lisa Adkins, Rosalind Gill

(2022), Vol. 29, pp. 1511-1525, Gender, Work & Organization, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Youth Beyond the City Thinking from the Margins

David Farrugia, Signe Ravn

(2022), Bristol, Eng., A7

edited book
2021

Challenging the structure/agency binary: Youthful culture, labour and embodiments

S Threadgold, D Farrugia, J Coffey

(2021), pp. 15-29, Structure and Agency in Young People's Lives: Theory, Methods and Agendas, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Affective labour and class distinction in the night-time economy

S Threadgold, D Farrugia, J Coffey

(2021), Vol. 69, pp. 1013-1028, Sociological Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Youth, work and global capitalism: new directions

David Farrugia

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 372-387, Journal of Youth Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Youth, Precarious Work and the Pandemic

J Cook, S Threadgold, D Farrugia, J Coffey

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 331-348, Young, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Youth, Work and 'Career' as a Way of Talking about the Self

David Farrugia

(2021), Vol. 35, pp. 856-871, Work, Employment and Society, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Intersecting marginalities: International students' struggles for "survival" in COVID-19

J Coffey, J Cook, D Farrugia, S Threadgold, P Burke

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 1337-1351, Gender, Work and Organization, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Class, affective labour and exploitation: Unemployment and the creation of work on the margins

J Gerrard, D Farrugia

(2021), Vol. 69, pp. 240-255, Sociological Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2020

Coloniality, Racialization, and Epistemicide in African Youth Mobilities

Joshua Kalemba, David Farrugia

(2020), pp. 217-225, The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Class, place and mobility beyond the global city: stigmatisation and the cosmopolitanisation of the local

David Farrugia

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 237-251, Journal of Youth Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2019

Doing research in organisations: Implications of the different definitions of youth

Joel McGregor, David Farrugia

(2019), pp. 33-45, Complexities of Researching with Young People, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

The formation of young workers: The cultivation of the self as a subject of value to the contemporary labour force

D Farrugia

(2019), Vol. 67, pp. 47-63, Current Sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Class and the post-Fordist work ethic: Subjects of passion and subjects of achievement in the work society

David Farrugia

(2019), Vol. 67, pp. 1086-1101, The Sociological Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

How youth become workers: Identity, inequality and the post-Fordist self

David Farrugia

(2019), Vol. 55, pp. 708-723, Journal of Sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The local politics of rural land use: Place, extraction industries and narratives of contemporary rurality

D Farrugia, J Hanley, M Sherval, H Askland, M Askew, J Coffey, S Threadgold

(2019), Vol. 55, pp. 306-322, Journal of Sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2018

Gender, Sexuality, and Risk in the Practice of Affective Labour for Young Women in Bar Work

J Coffey, D Farrugia, L Adkins, S Threadgold

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 728-743, Sociological Research Online, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Affect, risk and local politics of knowledge: changing land use in Narrabri, NSW

S Threadgold, D Farrugia, H Askland, M Askew, J Hanley, M Sherval, J Coffey

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 393-404, Environmental Sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

'If You Lose Your Youth, You Lose Your Heart and Your Future': Affective Figures of Youth in Community Tensions Surrounding a Proposed Coal Seam Gas Project

J Coffey, S Threadgold, D Farrugia, M Sherval, J Hanley, M Askew, H Askland

(2018), Vol. 58, pp. 665-683, Sociologia Ruralis, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Youthfulness and immaterial labour in the new economy

D Farrugia

(2018), Vol. 66, pp. 511-526, Sociological Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Farmers as modern-day stewards and the rise of new rural citizenship in the battle over land use

M Sherval, H Askland, M Askew, J Hanley, D Farrugia, S Threadgold, J Coffey

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 100-116, Local Environment, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Young subjectivities and affective labour in the service economy

D Farrugia, S Threadgold, J Coffey

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 272-287, Journal of Youth Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2017

Spaces of youth: Work, citizenship and culture in a global context

D Farrugia

(2017), London, Eng., A1

book
2016

Youth Homelessness in Late Modernity: Reflexive Identities and Moral Worth

David Farrugia

(2016), Singapore, A1-1

book

Academic Knowledge and Contemporary Poverty: The Politics of Homelessness Research

D Farrugia, J Gerrard

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 267-284, Sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Moral distinctions and structural inequality: Homeless youth salvaging the self

D Farrugia, J Smyth, T Harrison

(2016), Vol. 64, pp. 238-255, Sociological Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Affective Topologies of Rural Youth Embodiment

D Farrugia, J Smyth, T Harrison

(2016), Vol. 56, pp. 116-132, Sociologia Ruralis, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The mobility imperative for rural youth: the structural, symbolic and non-representational dimensions rural youth mobilities

D Farrugia

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 836-851, Journal of Youth Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

'VULNERABLE', 'AT-RISK', 'DISENGAGED'

David Farrugia, John Smyth, Tim Harrison

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 165-179, INTERROGATING CONCEPTIONS OF VULNERABLE YOUTH IN THEORY, POLICY AND PRACTICE, B1-1

book chapter

Ultimate concerns in late modernity: Archer, Bourdieu and reflexivity

D Farrugia, D Woodman

(2015), Vol. 66, pp. 626-644, British Journal of Sociology, England, C1-1

journal article

Addressing the problem of reflexivity in theories of reflexive modernisation: Subjectivity and structural contradiction

D Farrugia

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 872-886, Journal of Sociology, C1-1

journal article

The 'lamentable sight' of homelessness and the society of the spectacle

J Gerrard, D Farrugia

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 2219-2233, Urban Studies, C1-1

journal article
2014

Emplacing young people in an Australian rural community: an extraverted sense of place in times of change

D Farrugia, J Smyth, T Harrison

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 1152-1167, Journal of Youth Studies, C1-1

journal article

Rural young people in late modernity: Place, globalisation and the spatial contours of identity

D Farrugia, J Smyth, T Harrison

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 1036-1054, Current Sociology, C1-1

journal article

Towards a spatialised youth sociology: The rural and the urban in times of change

D Farrugia

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 293-307, Journal of Youth Studies, C1-1

journal article

Unpacking the black box: The problem of agency in the sociology of youth

J Coffey, D Farrugia

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 461-474, Journal of Youth Studies, C1-1

journal article
2013

Young people and structural inequality: beyond the middle ground

D Farrugia

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 679-693, Journal of Youth Studies, C1-1

journal article

The reflexive subject: Towards a theory of reflexivity as practical intelligibility

D Farrugia

(2013), Vol. 61, pp. 283-300, Current Sociology, C1-1

journal article
2012

The Possibility of Symbolic Violence in Interviews With Young People Experiencing Homelessness

D Farrugia, D Farrugia

(2012), pp. 109-121, Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2011

Youth homelessness and individualised subjectivity

D Farrugia

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 761-775, Journal of Youth Studies, C1-1

journal article

Homeless youth managing relationships: Reflexive intersubjectivity and inequality

D Farrugia

(2011), Vol. 19, pp. 357-373, Young, C1-1

journal article

The symbolic burden of homelessness: Towards a theory of youth homelessness as embodied subjectivity

D Farrugia

(2011), Vol. 47, pp. 71-87, Journal of Sociology, C1-1

journal article
2009

Exploring stigma: Medical knowledge and the stigmatisation of parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

D Farrugia

(2009), Vol. 31, pp. 1011-1027, Sociology of Health and Illness, England, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Side-Hustles: Young People and Employment-Adjacent Entrepreneurship

Dr David Farrugia, Dr Brendan Churchill, A/Prof Kim Allen

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2024: $52,215

Young Workers and the Future of Service Employment

Dr David Farrugia

ARC Fellowships - Future Fellowships

  • 2024: $117,643
  • 2023: $376,849

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report