In his role as Emeritus Professor at CIRES, David McCallum:
- assists development of collaborations between CIRES and Moondani Balluk Academic Unit in the University, and the Community Identity and Displacement Research Network in the College of Arts & Education
- publishes scholarly works and supervises post-graduate research
- provides strategic advice to assist the Director of CIRES in planning and decision-making.
Professor McCallum was previously Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Discipline Group in the College of Arts & Education at Victoria University (2014-2017)
Professor McCallum is author or co-author of four books and over 40 articles in research field of history of human sciences and a member of the Sociological Association of Australia and the International Sociological Association.
McCallum, D. (2017) Criminalizing Children. Welfare and the State in Australia, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press (in press)
Laurence, J. and McCallum, D. (2009), Inside the Child’s Head. Histories of childhood behavioural disorders, Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei, Sense Publishing
McCallum, D. (2001) Personality and Dangerousness. Genealogies of Antisocial Personality Disorder, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press.
McCallum, D., (1990) The Social Production of Merit. Education, psychology and politics in Australia 1900-1950, London and New York, Taylor and Francis / Falmer Press, 1990 (republished 2012, London, Macmillan).
Academic journals & chapters
McCallum, D. (2016) ‘Categories of race: technologies of knowing and governing Australian aborigines’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39 (14), 2527- 2544 DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1140792
McCallum, D. (2015) ‘Unstable categories: children in welfare and justice’, Griffith Law Review, 24, (2), doi/full/10.1080/10383441.2015.1029108
McCallum, D. (2014) ‘Criminal neglect: tracing the category of the Aboriginal ‘neglected child’, Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 20 (4-5), 379-390.
McCallum, D. (2014) ‘Bio-child: human sciences and governing through freedom’, Journal of Sociology, 50(4), 458–471.
McCallum, D. (2011) ‘Liberal forms of governing Australian Indigenous peoples’, Journal of Law and Society, 38 (4), 604-30.
McCallum, D. (2012) 'Analysing criminalisation in rural community contexts', in J Maidment and U Bay (eds) Social work in Rural Australia: enabling practice, Sydney, Allen and Unwin.
McCallum, D. (2014) ‘Cultural abuse, inter-generational trauma, resilience’. Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations. 50 years of Australian Sociology, 25 – 28 November 2013, Monash University, Caulfield Campus. Editors in Chief: Nick Osbaldiston, Catherine Strong and Helen Forbes-Mewett, ISBN: 978-0-646-91126-7
McCallum, D. (2013) ‘Spaces of Assessment / Spaces of Incarceration: Destablising the Modernist Family Project, The Australian Sociological Association 2013 Annual Conference Refereed Conference Proceedings
McCallum, D. (2013) ‘Knowing and managing the Welfare Child’, Knowing, Making, Governing. Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network Biennial Conference 2013. National University of Singapore
McCallum, D. (2013) ‘Spaces of civilization/spaces of incarceration’, 4th Urban Space and Social Life Conference, Tongli Town, Suzhou, China
Co-supervision of six PhD students in the following areas:
- psycho-social studies
- sociology of work
- critiques of neo-liberal educational strategies
- Australian Aboriginal community resilience and story-telling.
Police governance bodies, local government social policy
Areas of expertise
- History of human sciences
- Indigenous studies
- Political sociology
- Social policy
- Sociology of law