We explore key contemporary issues in the fields of law, humanities and the creative arts. This occurs not only within specialised disciplinary contexts, but also through rich interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange. Legal research enters into dialogue with sociological, philosophical, historical and cultural research, as well as with modes of creative practice and criticism. Humanities and creative arts research discovers new points of intersection, exploring questions of emotion, narrative, mediation and reception from multiple perspectives. We are particularly renowned for our cutting edge multidisciplinary research on ocean law, maritime security and natural marine resource management.
We support our academics and HDR students to achieve their professional goals as researchers, policy makers and creative practitioners within an active and strongly interdisciplinary research culture. Our research is directed through thematic centres, project based initiatives and collegial networks - offering focus, collaboration and support to scholars at all career stages.
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS)
Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies (CASS)
Centre for Critical Creative Practice (C3P)
Centre for Critical Human Rights Research (HRR)
Centre for Texts, Cultures and Creative Industries (CTC)
Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC)
Research Networks & Initiatives
The Animal Studies Research Network (ASRN)
Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN)
Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis in Education,
the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS)
Feminist Research Network (FRN)
Material Ecologies Network (MECO)
Narrative Practices Research Network (NPT)