About Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen

Research interests include: Political sociology; Political participation; Comparative Government & Politics; Australian politics; Social movements; Young people and politics.

Ariadne has completed extensive research into political participation undertaken by young people in Australia, including being co-author of a major report released by the federal National Youth Affairs Research Scheme in 2008. She has also co-authored several texts on Australian politics, including Powerscape: Contemporary Australian Politics. Ariadne is a member of the WUN group, Networking Young Citizens; and on the steering committee of the ECPR Standing Group, Forms of Participation.

Ariadne's latest research projects include:

  • ‘Innovative democracy? Changing approaches to citizen engagement in Australia, the UK and Denmark' an ARC Discovery Project 2012-2014, with David Marsh (ANU), Paul Fawcett (Sydney) and Henrik Bang (Copenhagen)
  • ‘Civic Networking in Comparative Perspective: Young people, civic engagement and social media in Australia and the USA', a US Studies Centre funded project, with Michael Xenos of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ariadne is an enthusiastic political science teacher and was awarded a Vice Chancellor's award for Outstanding Teaching in 2009. She has supervised PhD students with varied topics, including: the internet and youth participation policies; research utilisation in the government welfare sector; the Australian Greens; ALP-union relationships; online constructions of female politicians; and, environmental politics in Chile.

Selected publications

For a complete profile and list of publications go here.