History & society research

The Studies in History and Society group conducts research that challenges and engages with social structures of race, class and gender. 

Members of this group actively research historical origins and contemporary consequences of migration, social inequality and structures of power in the west of Melbourne, Australia, and internationally. We use the disciplines of history, sociology, politics, peace studies. 

Research areas

  • Histories of violence, gender and ethnicity
  • Social and cultural modernisation
  • Social and political action
  • Social inclusion
  • Peace studies

Research projects

Read about our research into history and society.


Find out who's in our team, and read our researcher biographies via the links.

Partners, funders & collaborators

Members of the group collaborate with a variety of university, government community partners locally, nationally and internationally. These include:

  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Melbourne
  • Queensland University
  • Australian Research Council
  • Univeristy of the South Pacific
  • National University of East Timor
  • National University of Ireland.