PhD, Masters and Honours

PhD and Honours degrees by research

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

  • Sport and Social Change: A Class Analysis of Gentrification, Displacement and Activism in Newcastle, Australia Kate Booth, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Political Protests and Affective Practice: emotions and power in motion, Milo Kei, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Youth and Community Interrelationship Building, Madeline Jubb, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Commercialisation, Digital Media and Edgework in Backcountry Touring Jonathan Curtis, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Investigating the Role of Technology in Young People's Lives and Wellbeing, Adriana Haro, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • On the Streets: Youth Street Art in Yogyakarta as a Contemporary Assemblage Michelle Mansfield, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Living on Welfare Nathan Morris, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Moral Panics and Intergenerational Conflict Barney Langford, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • The Kids are Alright: a Study of Attitudes of Youth Participating in a Workplace Environmental Program Jai Cooper, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Table Top Gaming using Social Existential Theory David Porter, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)


  • Developing a 'Best Practice' in the Development and Delivery of Postmodern and Critical Sexuality Education in Australia Barrie Shannon, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Moral Panics and Intergenerational Conflict: The Past is a Foreign Country, They Do Things Differently There, Barney Langford, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Back Country Skiing, Risk and Social Media Jonathan Curtis, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Case Management in Youth Desistance: A Governmentality Approach Joel McGregor, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Places to Go, Witches to See: An Exploration of Alternatives to Mainstream Christianity for Australian Youth Emma Quility, PhD, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Female Popular Culture Icons through a Feminist Gaze, Brooke Groizard, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Media and Women in Australian Rules Football, Kate Booth, Honours, (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • 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)
  • Embedding the DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) Program in Local Communities: Sustainability Through Innovative Partnerships, Emma Pollock, PhD (Education)
  • Queer Women on Social Media: Creating New Narratives to Resist Hegemonic Expectations of Feminine Beauty, Elianne Renaud, PhD (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Becoming and being a young father in Pemenang, Lombok, east Indonesia, Lisa Colquhoun, PhD(Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Feminist Activism in Public Space, Sue Wilson, Honours (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Women Entrepreneurs in Enterprise Culture: Women’s Work-life Experiences of Entrepreneurship in the Newcastle and Hunter Region, Rosie Castiaux, PhD (Sociology and Anthropology)

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