Dr Julia Cook

Dr Julia Cook

Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science

Career Summary

Biography

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). 

Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • 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
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Cook J, Woodman D, 'Digital Modes of Data Collection in Mixed-Methods Longitudinal Youth Research', Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge, Abingdon, UK 74-86 (2019)
DOI 10.4324/9780429424489
2019 Wyn J, Cuervo H, Cook J, 'Expanding theoretical boundaries from youth transitions to belonging and new materiality', Youth, Place and Theories of Belonging 12-24 (2019)

© 2020 selection and editorial matter, Sadia Habib and Michael R. M. Ward. This chapter draws on a longitudinal study of young Australians to analyse the spatial dimensions of you... [more]

© 2020 selection and editorial matter, Sadia Habib and Michael R. M. Ward. This chapter draws on a longitudinal study of young Australians to analyse the spatial dimensions of youth transitions through the concept of belonging. It argues that new materialist approaches provide a useful resource for moving beyond transitions frameworks. Focussing on the materiality of everyday events in young adults¿ lives, the authors show how young people¿s transitions are formed over time within networks of relationships with people, places and objects. They conclude that, when understood in this way, the concept of belonging becomes a useful tool for gaining insight into the relationship between biography and history in young people¿s lives.

DOI 10.4324/9780203712412-2
Citations Scopus - 3

Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Cahill H, Cook J, 'From Life-course Expectations to Societal Concerns: Seeking Young Adults Perspectives on Generational Narratives', YOUNG, 110330881982569-110330881982569 (2019)
DOI 10.1177/1103308819825697
2019 Cook J, Cuervo H, 'Agency, futurity and representation: Conceptualising hope in recent sociological work', The Sociological Review, 67 1102-1117 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0038026119859177
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2019 Cook J, Woodman D, 'Belonging and the Self as Enterprise: Place, Relationships and the Formation of Occupation-Based Identities', SOCIOLOGIA RURALIS, (2019)
DOI 10.1111/soru.12285
2019 Woodman D, Cook J, 'The new gendered labour of synchronisation: Temporal labour in the new world of work', Journal of Sociology, 55 762-777 (2019) [C1]

© The Author(s) 2019. Research considering how time is organised has shown that women tend to carry a disproportionate burden of coordinating the schedules of their households. Ho... [more]

© The Author(s) 2019. Research considering how time is organised has shown that women tend to carry a disproportionate burden of coordinating the schedules of their households. However, little research has considered how these gendered inequalities may manifest in the context of the shift away from ¿standard¿ work patterns and towards variable and non-standard hours. We address this question by using interview and digital data to consider how a selection of ¿ordinary¿ Australian young adults in heterosexual partnerships manage and coordinate their time. We contend that even for middle-class young adults with relatively high employment security, increasingly complex working arrangements are shifting existing inequalities in gendered divisions of temporal labour in ways that heighten feelings of temporal insecurity. We conceptualise our findings as part of an intensification of the existing need to schedule and manage lives that is widely felt in the so-called ¿gig economy era¿, even by those removed from gig work proper.

DOI 10.1177/1440783319879244
2019 Fu J, Cook J, 'Browsing for Cunzaigan on WeChat: Young People's Social Media Presence in Accelerated Urban China', YOUNG, (2019)
DOI 10.1177/1103308819877787
2018 Cook J, Cuervo H, 'Staying, leaving and returning: Rurality and the development of reflexivity and motility', CURRENT SOCIOLOGY, (2018)
DOI 10.1177/0011392118756473
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
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
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
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
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2018 Cook J, 'Hope, Utopia, and Everyday Life: Some Recent Developments', Utopian studies, 29 380-397 (2018)
DOI 10.5325/utopianstudies.29.3.0380
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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
2016 Cook J, 'Young people's strategies for coping with parallel imaginings of the future', TIME & SOCIETY, 25 700-717 (2016)
DOI 10.1177/0961463X15609829
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2016 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 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/13676261.2015.1083959
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
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
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $47,473

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20201 grants / $12,353

Newcastle Youth Studies Network$12,353

Funding body: Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr David Farrugia (Lead), Prof Penny Burke, Dr Julia Cook, Dr Steven Threadgold and Prof Pam Nilan

Scheme Strategic Network and Pilot Project Grants Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20191 grants / $35,120

Housing matters: understanding the housing experiences of undergraduate regional and remote students living outside the family home$35,120

Funding body: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Funding body National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project Team Doctor Julia Cook, Doctor Matthew Bunn, Professor Penny Jane Burke
Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901066
Type Of Funding C2120 - Aust Commonwealth - Other
Category 2120
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

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
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News

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

Position

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

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

Office

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