Research Group
Newcastle Youth Studies Group

PhD, Masters and Honours

PhD and Honours degrees by research

Research topics currently being undertaken by postgraduate students in youth studies include:


  • Being Vegetarian in a Contemporary Rural Context, Jessica Smith, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Struggles for Sustainability: The Challenges of Sustainable Business and Consumption, Laura Singline, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • DIY merchandising practices in Newcastle’s indie rock/punk subculture Ruairi Burns, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Commercialisation, Digital Media and Edgework in Backcountry Touring Jonathan Curtis, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • An Exploration of the Construction of Female Queer Identities across Australian Punk and Hardcore Music Scenes Megan Sharp, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • When the Living Spaces are Ours: Investigating Environmental Activism Among Youth in Three Cities of Indonesia Meredian Alam, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Dangerous Ascents: A Critical Exploration of Adventure Climbing in Reflexive Modernity Matthew Bunn, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Unemployed Graduates in Indonesia: Making the Transition to Adulthood through Entrepreneurial Activities and Mobility Oki Rahadianto Sutopo, PhD (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Governing The Facebook Self: Social Network Sites and Neoliberal Subjects (under examination) Stephen Owen, PhD, (Politics)

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