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18 June 2020

Why Pokémon Go's plan to 3D-scan the world is dangerous

Marcus Carter and Ben Egliston canvass the implications of gaming companies harvesting users' data - including their real-world surroundings - for profit.
16 June 2020

Refugee Week 2020: Staying connected during COVID-19

Adapting to a new life as a refugee in Australia is difficult enough, without the added stresses of a global pandemic. How do refugees feel settled in Sydney, at a time when the world itself is so unsettled?
16 June 2020

Widening the conversation about adoption and foster care

Every child should have a safe and stable home, but for many reasons that can’t always be with their own family. Recent reforms to out-of-home care in New South Wales aim to move more children into permanent rather than short-term care, while keeping contact with their birth parents.
16 June 2020

Linguistics without borders

Dr Ahmar Mahboob often uses the name “Prof Nomad” on social media, and he describes himself as a “troublemaker”. He disputes conventional Western thinking about language, and would like to decolonise the way linguistics and social sciences are taught around the world.
09 June 2020

Thinking about affirmative feminist boys studies

A boy slams a door on a girl and her mother says, “You’re OK. He did it ’cause he likes you.” A father tells his son in a backyard cricket game, “Don’t chuck like a girl, mate.”
05 June 2020

Fostering lifelong connections for children in permanent care

Undertake an independent research project, related to keeping children in permanent out-of-home care connected to family and culture, supported by the Research Centre for Children and Families, School of Education and Social Work.
03 June 2020

Learning our country’s past for a better tomorrow

Through interdisciplinary partnership, students learn first-hand insights about language maintenance and cultural preservation.
03 June 2020

The COVID Crisis: Lessons Learned, What Next?

Participants in the 2020 CISS Global Forum reflect on how COVID-19 is impacting geopolitics, fuelling online misinformation and sidelining the climate emergency.
28 May 2020

ARC funding to investigate social impact of sociology in Australia

Associate Professor Fran Collyer has been awarded $601,647 from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to examine the history of Australian sociology and its impact on public discourse, policy and legislation.

28 May 2020

The alum helping stood-down workers find employment

Hatch, co-founded by Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce alum Adam Jacobs, has established a COVID-19 labour exchange to help Australian businesses hire workers who've been stood down.