Dr Julia Cook

Dr Julia Cook


School of Humanities and Social Science

Career Summary


Dr Julia Cook is a Lecturer in Societies, Cultures and Human Services at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests include the sociology of youth, time and housing, and her most recent research addresses Australian young adults' pathways into home ownership, focusing particularly on the role of intergenerational transfers in facilitating entry into the property market. She co-convenes the Sociology of Youth thematic group in The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and is on the editorial board of the journal Time & Society. She recently published her first book Imagined Futures: Hope, Risk and Uncertainty (Palgrave, 2018). 


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne


  • futurity
  • housing
  • place
  • residential mobility
  • sociology of time
  • young adulthood
  • youth

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160805 Social Change 60
160806 Social Theory 30
160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Cook J, Imagined Futures Hope, Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 141 (2018)

Journal article (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Cook J, Cuervo H, 'Agency, futurity and representation: Conceptualising hope in recent sociological work', The Sociological Review, 67 1102-1117 (2019)
DOI 10.1177/0038026119859177
2018 Cook J, Cuervo H, 'Staying, leaving and returning: Rurality and the development of reflexivity and motility', CURRENT SOCIOLOGY, (2018)
DOI 10.1177/0011392118756473
2018 Cook J, 'Gendered expectations of the biographical and social future', Journal of Youth Studies, 21 1376-1391 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/13676261.2018.1468875
2018 Cuervo H, Cook J, 'Formations of belonging in Australia: The role of nostalgia in experiences of time and place', Population Space and Place, (2018)
DOI 10.1002/psp.2214
2018 Cook J, 'Hope, Utopia, and Everyday Life: Some Recent Developments', Utopian studies, 29 380-397 (2018)
DOI 10.5325/utopianstudies.29.3.0380
2017 Kosovac A, Davidson B, Malano H, Cook J, 'The varied nature of risk and considerations for the water industry: A review of the literature', Environment and Natural Resources Research, 7 80-86 (2017)
DOI 10.5539/enrr.v7n2p80
2017 Cook J, ' How much do I want the apocalypse to happen and just wipe this all clean? : The use of apocalyptic narratives by non-religious youth', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 30 52-72 (2017)
DOI 10.1558/jasr.31628
2015 Cook J, 'Young people s strategies for coping with parallel imaginings of the future', TIME & SOCIETY, 25 700-717 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/0961463X15609829
2015 Cook J, 'Young adults hopes for the long-term future: From re-enchantment with technology to faith in humanity', Journal of Youth Studies, 19 517-532 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/13676261.2015.1083959
2014 Cook J, Hasmath R, 'The discursive construction and performance of gendered identity on social media', CURRENT SOCIOLOGY, 62 975-993 (2014)
DOI 10.1177/0011392114550008
Cahill H, Cook J, 'From Life-course Expectations to Societal Concerns: Seeking Young Adults Perspectives on Generational Narratives', YOUNG, 110330881982569-110330881982569
DOI 10.1177/1103308819825697
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Sport and Social Change: A Class Analysis of Gentrification, Displacement and Activism in Newcastle, Australia PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor


CHASM Research Fellowship Awarded to Dr Julia Cook

February 8, 2019

Dr Julia Cook has been awarded a prestigious international research fellowship to the University of Birmingham.

Dr Julia Cook


School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email julia.cook@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 3018


Room W314
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308