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  • Asia Institute
    Full name / Email Research areaThesis
    Asako Patricia Saito Asian Studies Stories of men, by women, for women: Ideal masculinity and the sexualisation of Three Kingdoms as Boys' Love adaptations in China and Japan
    Guangyu Qiao Asian Studies Synergy between the UN and Regional Organisations in Climate Change Governance: A Comparison of EU and ASEAN'. More information...
    Ryan Edwards Islamic Studies Muslim Community Leadership in Australia. More information...
    Sunsanee McDonnell Asian Studies Crossroads at the Periphery: Chinese Influence in the Southeast Asian Borderlands. More information...
  • School of Culture and Communication
    Full name / Email Research areaThesis
    Alexa Scarlata Media and Communications A Stream Come True? A Critical Assessment of the Impact of Streaming Services on Local Television Production in Australia. More information...
    Aneta Trajkoski Art History and Art Curatorship The sonic spaces of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. More information...
    Anita Archer Art History and Art Curatorship The role of the auction market in creating a Western market for contemporary Chinese art, 1998-2012. More information...
    Felicity Ford Screen and Cultural Studies Writhing and Retching: An Exploration of Cinematic Disruption. More information...
    Georgina Walker Art History and Art Curatorship The Private Museum: Contemporary Art Collecting and Philanthropy
    Giles Simon Fielke Art History and Art Curatorship The Grammatisation of Images: Cultural Memory in the Time of Cinema through the work of Hollis Frampton and Harun Farocki. More information...
    Jane Eckett Art History and Art Curatorship Modernist Sculpture in Australia: Group of Four, Centre Five and the Europeans. More information...
    Jared Orth Screen and Cultural Studies Spotting Whodunit: A theory of viewer suspicion in the mystery film. More information...
    Laura Jean Mckay Creative Writing The Disappearing Animal: Representations of Nonhuman Animals in Contemporary Fiction. More information...
    Luke van Ryn Media and Communications The Political Ecology of MasterChef Australia. More information...
    Mark Shepheard Art History and Art Curatorship "Facing the Music": the Portrait of the Professional Musician in Early Modern Italy. More information...
    Parisa Shiran English and Theatre Studies Do Women Write as Women? The (Im)possibility of a Non-Blanchotian Other Night in Barnes, Carter, Cixous and Parsipur
    Steven Hampton English and Theatre Studies Switzerland and British Romanticism
    Suneel Jethani Media and Communications The Politics of Self-Tracking: Emergence, Latency and Emancipatory Potentials. More information...
    Thao Phan Media and Communications The Modest Witness and the Turing Test: Gender and Artificial Intelligence. More information...
    Tyne Daile Sumner English and Theatre Studies Lyric Eye: The Poetics of Twentieth-Century Surveillance. More information...
    Verity Trott Media and Communications Feminist Activism in the Digital Age. More information...
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
    Full name / Email Research areaThesis
    Abby Robinson Classics and Archaeology Landscape boundaries and cultural frontiers in the Aspindza and Akhalkalaki districts of Samtskhe-Javakheti, Southwest Georgia.
    Anna Fagan Classics and Archaeology Animist Ontologies in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Near East
    Bethany Phillips-Peddlesden History Prime Ministers: Gender and Power in Australian History, 1901-1971
    Bronwyn Reddan History The problem of love in early modern contes de fées.
    Caroline Jane Tully Classics and Archaeology The Cultic Life of Trees: what trees say about people in the prehistoric Aegean, Cyprus, Levant and Egypt. More information...
    Chad Stevenson Philosophy Defending the Objective List Theory of Well-being
    Elena Balcaite History Being a Sports Fan: Self-narrative, Experience, and Meaning. More information...
    Eleonora Carminati Classics and Archaeology The Early Kurgan I and II cultures. More information...
    Elizabeth Gertsakis History Troubled Borders: The Southern Balkans photographed 1880-1920
    Emily Noake Cultural Materials Conservation Deteriorating cultural heritage: placing a framework around malignant cellulose nitrate in museum collections.
    Emily Poelina-Hunter Classics and Archaeology Cycladic figurines and statues with abstract painted motifs: Representations of tattooing in the Prehistoric Aegean. More information...
    Emily Fitzgerald History The relationship between Australia and the USA during the development of Australian Federation
    Emma Shortis History 'Good ideas can triumph against the odds': Bob Hawke, Jacques Cousteau, Michel Rocard and the Defeat of the Antarctic Minerals Convention. More information...
    Eva va de Brugge History and Philosophy of Science The effectiveness of argument mapping as a means to improve critical thinking skills.
    Fallon Mody History and Philosophy of Science 22 nations, 1 vocation: immigrant doctors in Australia, 1930-1960. More information...
    Faye Yik-Wei Chan History Faye Yik-Wei Chan, "Control and Resistance: The Social and Legal Regulation of Chinese Indonesian Women: 1930-2014". More information...
    Felicity Strong Cultural Materials Conservation Perceptions and depictions of art forgery – the missing piece of the puzzle
    Francis Li Philosophy Internalism and Externalism about Responsibility
    Garrie Hurchinson History Permanent force: a study of the permanent military force officers of the 1st Australian Division AIF.
    Genevieve Fitzgerald History Australia's beloved burden: family history, national narrative and convict stain.
    Gina Levenspiel Cultural Materials Conservation Architecture, materiality and the Burra Charter
    Gonzalo Villanueva History A Voice for the Animals: The Creation, Contention & Consequences of the Modern Australian Animal Movement, 1979-2011.
    Gordon Dadswell History and Philosophy of Science Timber science for the nation, research at the CSIR division for forest products 1918-1948
    Grace Edwards History Dancing Dragons: A History of Chinese-Australian Involvement in Dance-related Cultural Activities
    Gretel Evans History The Persistent Past: Flood, Fire and Migrant Memories of Natural Disasters in Australia. More information...
    Hannah Loney History Women, Violence and Everyday Life during the Indonesian Occupation of East Timor (1975-99)
    Helan Jackson History My people, our image: The role of the arts in creating, representing and mirroring cultural identity in Australia
    Henry Reese History Displaced Sounds: Vernacular Phonography and the Social Life of Sound in Australasia. More information...
    Hussam Al Ganahi History The relationship between law enforcement and power in the Medieval Islam.
    Iain McIntyre History Tree-sits, tripods and lock-ons: obstructive direct action and the history of environmental movement.
    Ignacio Rojas-Corral History The (un)Australians- Australia as a Migrant Nation: Leaving the Echoes of White Australia behind Through Art
    Jacob Heywood Classics and Archaeology The Iconography of Cretan Larnakes from the Late Minoan III Period: Symbolic Change, Syntax, and Funerary Meaning
    James Lesh History A history of Australian urban heritage. More information...
    James (Kai) Tanter Philosophy What's the priority of pragmatics?
    Jarrad William Paul Classics and Archaeology The prehistoric worked bone and antler assemblage at Ugurlu, Gokceada
    Jason Shea History Australian women, citizenship and the Great War Conscription Referenda.
    Jason Adams Classics and Archaeology The Graeco-Roman theatre in the Urban Landscape
    Jean McBain History Liberty, license and libel: Press freedom and the London newspaper, 1695-1740. More information...
    Jennifer Bowen History Radio Talks : negotiations with power, place and publics in spoken-word radio programmes, 1930 –1956
    Jessica Rynderman History When only The shoes Are left: A Study of Material and Memorial Culture in Holocaust Exhibitions in Australia, the United States, The United Kingdom and South Africa
    Joan Mcmeeken History and Philosophy of Science The history of physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne 1895-2010.
    Joel Barnes History The Ancient Constitution in the Age of Reform, 1831-1909
    John Whitehouse History Historical Imaginations: Writing and teaching History
    John Moloney History The proper objects for a kingdom: violence and the formation of a political community of Right.
    John Cleary Philosophy Is there a scientific subject?: mathematical formalisation and the concept of the subject in contemporary continental philosophy.
    Josephine Verduci Classics and Archaeology Philistine jewellery, social borders and cultural intension: Cross-cultural influences in the Early Iron Age of the Eastern Mediteranean
    Julie Johnson History Revolutionary Justice in Lyon:  The case of Jean-Jacques Ampère.
    Julie Davies History Science in an enchanted world: Science and witchcraft in the work of Joseph Glanvill. More information...
    Kartia Snoek History Marginalised Subjects, Meaningless Naturalisations, Imperial Motivations: Granting, Gaining & Excluding Citizenship Rights in Australia, 1900-1965
    Kate Davison History Cold War Constructions of the Homosexual Character (working title). More information...
    Katherine Allan History and Philosophy of Science Viewing industrial progress through smog. More information...
    Katherine Mannell History and Philosophy of Science Negotiating (un)availability: Mobile messaging in the coordination of social lives. More information...
    Katia Wilson History and Philosophy of Science Astrophysics in simulacrum: the epistemic use of computer simulation in dark matter studies
    Keir Wotherspoon History The Sixties Cultural Revolution and the Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. More information...
    Kerstin Astrid Knight Philosophy The Inconsistent Philosophy of Advance Care Planning - How conceptual diversity leads to unpredictable practice
    Kirsten Machon History and Philosophy of Science Apes and essence: on relating to beasts after Darwin
    Kristal Buckley History Heritage in Trouble? International Institutions and Heritage Practice. More information...
    Larissa Tittl Classics and Archaeology Negotiating the natural: ritiual behaviour, gender and the making of sacred landscaped in Late Bronze Age Crete
    Laura Jocic History Australian dress: the materiality of identity in a colonial society-in-the-making
    Lauren Meath History Emerging themes, patterns, developments and paradigms for religious women in Israel today
    Lauren Piko History Mirroring England: Milton Keynes, decline and the English landscape, 1967-1992. More information...
    Leanne Michelle Campbell Classics and Archaeology Human Iconographies in the Late Bronze Age: Minoan, Mycenaean and Egyptian Amarna Interconnections and Conscious Representations. More information...
    Leanne Howard History Community involvement in managing cultural landscapes: Reality or rhetoric?
    Leila Alhagh Cultural Materials Conservation Artistic and literary aspects of 'Sad Kalamih Shah Vilayat (One Hundred Sayings by Ali)': an analytical study of MUL17, a manuscript from the Melbourne University manuscript collection.
    Liam Byrne History Labor at War: the political culture of the Victorian Labor Party 1901-1921
    Lynette Zeeng History The Instant image: A critical and creative exploration of the one-off photographic image
    Mahmoud Mohammed Cultural Materials Conservation Change in the chemical composition of Archaeological wood caused by exposure to different environments and its relation with the other properties
    Marc Bonaventura Classics and Archaeology Trojan Culture: Ethnic portaits of the Trojans from Archaic Greek to Augustan Rome
    Marcelle Scott Cultural Materials Conservation Tradition, innovation and education: building the professional discipline of cultural materials conservation in Australia
    Maria Barrett History Male circumcision in the 20th Century: A comparison of popular opinions in Australia and America
    Max Kaiser History Race, Genocide and Anti-fascism: Australian Jews in the post-war period
    Mia Martin Hobbs History Veterans Return to Vietnam
    Mohammad Mahdi Sadrforati Philosophy Does Conceptual Change pose threat to Scientific Realism?
    Najwa Belkziz History Transitional Justice Narratives: How Transitional Justice is Shaping the Modern History and Collective Memory of Morocco
    Nicholas Evans Philosophy Professional military ethics and revolution: the sovereign or the people?
    Nicole Davis History A fashionable promenade: the nineteenth-century shopping arcade in Australia. History, heritage & representation. More information...
    Nirosini Kandasamy History Exploring the long term resettlement experiences of Sri Lankan child refugees.
    Peter Mountford Classics and Archaeology The influence of the Etruscans on the Roman writers of the Augustan age
    Philip Patterson Philosophy The place of virtue ethics in the design of the 'value-based' ethics regualtion system in the Australian Public Service: philosophical and normative challenges to the efficacy of the APS values and code of conduct.
    Phoebe Kelloway History A history of the Minority Movement and the Communist Party in trade unions, early 1930s
    Raymonda Rajowski Cultural Materials Conservation The characterisation of acrylic emulsion paints in Australian colour-field painting.
    Rebecca Harrison Philosophy Beyond belief? Epistemic injustice and the testimony of sexual violence victims.
    Rhys Cooper History Representation and reconstruction of Australian heroism and masculinity during the Great War. More information...
    Richard Young History Dragging History through the Gutters: American Comic Books and the Popular Memory of the Vietnam War. More information...
    Roland Seton Wettenhall History Translocation of the English model of friendly societies to Victoria, Australia, 1835 - 1920.
    Ross Barham Philosophy Davidson's objective: the role of language in the concept of objectivity.
    Rustam Gadzhiev History The Russian masculinity stereotype, the Russian state and its impact on growing homophobic sentiment
    Sabine Cotte Conservation Study of Mirka Mora's materials and working processes and perspectives on the conservation of her artistic production. More information...
    Sadra Zekrgoo Cultural Materials Conservation Identification of Persian inks using non-destructuve analysis techniques: a study of the University of Melbourne's middle-eastern manuscript collection.
    Salman Panahy Philosophy Conceptual role semantics for logical concepts.
    Samantha Hamilton Conservation Best practice in conservation programs for remote Aboriginal communities. More information...
    Samuel Malak History Young Sudanese Refugee Experiences in Australia
    Sandra Stojkovic Classics and Archaeology Fingerprinting Australia's past: fingerprint evidence form historical Australian clay artefacts.
    Sarah Schmidt Cultural Materials Conservation Boundaries Between Individual and Communal Authorship of Aboriginal Art in Context of Clifford Possum's Tjapaltjarri's Art and the Case of RvO'Loughlin (2001)
    Sarah Craze History Piracy as a manifestation of failed states
    Sarah Green History A safe and necessary personal coherence: The experiences of Bosnian refugee children in Australia
    Sean Goedecke Philosophy The Conservative Motivation of Ethical Institutionism
    Shan Windscript History Making the Revolutionary Being: Writing a Diary in Mao's New China
    Shane Smits History Imagined Saviors: Childrearing, Psychiatry and the Quest for World Peace in early Postwar America. More information...
    Shane Tas History Masculinities and the lived body, in theory and practice
    Shane Cahill History "By Australians in Australia to advance Japanese interests". The Japan-Australia Society and the long cultivation of an Australian elite by the Imperial Japanese Navy and Government of Japan - considering a shared future 1890 - 1942.
    Sharon Volk Classics and Archaeology The development of a typology for ancient Egyptian funerary figurines
    Simon James Young Classics and Archaeology Symbols of Community Identity in the Greek Polis in Asia Minor: the Observer through Time (2nd century BC to the 3rd century AD). More information...
    Sonia Randhawa History The evolution of hegemony: The role of women journalists in Malay-language newsrooms in Malaysia from 1987 to 1998. More information...
    Sophie Lewincamp Cultural Materials Conservation Historical and scientific analysis of the middle eastern manuscript collection at The University of Melbourne
    Stephen Campbell-Wright History The significance of Point Cook to the Cultural Heritage of the Royal Australian Air Force
    Sue Silberberg History Historical geographies of Jewish Melbourne: a trans-national perspective
    Susan Reidy History Glorious Gardens and Exuberant Grounds: The History of Urban Public Parks in Australia
    Susan J Mooney History William Morris: Illuminating a Life. More information...
    Susie Collis Cultural Materials Conservation Reassessing conservation treatment methodology for water-logged archaeological wood: an Australian context.
    Sze Chieh Ng (Jason) History Red Shadow: Malayan Communist Memoirs as Parallel Histories of Malaysia. More information...
    Tessa Leach History and Philosophy of Science Symmetry of the human and the non-human in interfaces. More information...
    Tracey Griffiths History The uses and meanings of colours in late medieval and early modern Italian clothing.
    Tristram Oliver-Skuse Philosophy Emotions and representation.
    Tyson Retz History The History and Function of Empathy in Historical Studies
    Vanessa Pratt History Relationship between China and Australia around the period of Federation, focusing on the ideas of nationhood.
    Volkhard Wehner History The German-speaking Community of Victoria between 1850 and 1930 and its Perception by the Victorian Press
    William Purchase Classics and Archaeology Sallustas Partisan and Critic: His Service to the Living Caesar, and His Turn Against Him in His Subsequent Writings
    Xavier Fowler History The 'Sportsmen-Soldier' and the Australian Middle-Class in World War One
    Xavier Ma History Science, Industry, and Nation: Making Meanings of Minerals in Modern China
    Yana Canteloupe Philosophy Killing Lennie Small
    Yue Qiu Conservation Development of new non-destructive diagnostic method based on fine structural chemical shift for the characterization and identification of cultural materials by ED-XRF
  • School of Languages and Linguistics
    Full name / Email Research areaThesis
    Agnese Bresin Italian studies Language variation in the restaurants of Italy. More information...
    Amie Sexton French studies Cultural Differences in Attitudes to Wine in France and Australia. More information...
    Davide Nores Cerfeda German studies Performing Perversion in Kafka's Literature and Adaptations
    Jade Patterson French studies Sleeping monsters: Birth, Death and Regeneration of Monsters in selected French Romantic and decadent works
    Joshua J. Clothier Linguistics and Applied Linguistics studies Variation in Ethnic Identity & Accent in Australian English. More information...
    Kathleen Jepson Linguistics and Applied Linguistics studies Intonation and Prosody in Djambarrpuyŋu: An autosegmental-metrical analysis. More information...
    Marzooq Aldossary Linguistics and Applied Linguistics studies The impact of peer feedback on the L2 writing of givers and receivers: A longitudinal, mixed method study in Saudi Arabia. More information...
    Mat Bettinson Linguistics and Applied Linguistics studies Language Documentation 2.0: In search of scalable tools and methods. More information...
    William Forshaw Linguistics and Applied Linguistics studies Little Kids, Big Verbs: Acquisition of Murrinhpatha Bipartite Stem Verbs. More information...
  • School of Social and Political Sciences
    Full name / Email Research areaThesis
    Angelique Stastny Political Science Teaching Settler-Indigenous Relationships in Settler Societies - A Comparative Analysis of Attitudes and Practices in Schools in Australia and New Caledonia
    Caitlin Overington Criminology The changing eyes of surveillance: a critical analysis of CCTV surveillance practices in Melbourne. More information...
    Cassie De Fillipo Anthropology and Development Studies Masculine Mix-ups: Prevailing norms, ideologies, and structures of manhood that create and perpetuate sex work in Thailand. More information...
    Edward Yencken Political Science From Conflict to Cooperation? The transformation of Australian foreign policy towards the European Union
    Frank Hofheins Political Science A Comparative study of the EU and U.S. responses to the rise of China. More information...
    Lenka Hadravova Anthropology and Development Studies Imagining honour and modesty: How second generation Australian Turks use moral agency to construct their identities. More information...
    Li-chia Lo Political Science Who Governs? Deliberative Democracy and the Power of Local Governance in Chinese Cities. More information...
    Lisa Carson Political Science Gender Training and Peacekeeping: Does the rhetoric match the reality?
    Louise Olliff Anthropology and Development Studies From resettled refugees to humanitarian actors: Diaspora community-based organisations in the international refugee regime
    Martin Bortz Political Science We're all managers now: The discursive power of management consultants
    Matthew Gmalifo Mabefam Anthropology and Development Studies Witchcraft and Development in Africa: Case Study of Northern Ghana
    Mohamad Tabbaa Criminology The Muslim Secret: Confessional Speech and the Sydney Protests. More information...
    Orhan Karagoz Anthropology and Development Studies The experience and construction of ethics and morality in the Australian Turkish diaspora
    Patricia Gillespie Anthropology and Development Studies Autonomy, Dignity and Kinship: elders' views on how they wish to live. More information...
    Ruth Constantine Anthropology and Development Studies Nomads, Moorings, and Traffickers: Undocumented Movement on the Thai-Myanmar Border. More information...
    Sylvia Ang Anthropology and Development Studies The social imaginaries of Chinese-ness among locals and migrants in Singapore
    Thu-Trang Political Science Wisdom in Public Administration in Australia and China. More information...
    Woojong Moon Anthropology and Development Studies Life and Business: The Social Construction of Pharmaceuticals in China's Economic and Health Reforms
    Zhongzhou Peng Political Science A Comparative Analysis of the EU's and China's Normative Power