We’re thrilled to announce that three Fellows of the Academy are recipients of the 2019 Australian Laureate Fellowships – the Australian Research Council’s most prestigeous awards for Australian researchers. The three ASSA Fellows, Professors Kaarin Anstey, Lynette Russell and Quentin Grafton will be conducting research across health, history and environmental economics to build a stronger […]
The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes Edited by Vera Mackie, Nicola J. Marks, and Sarah Ferber Lexington Books “This exemplary volume charts both the promises and fragilities of assisted reproduction as it is being choreographed within and between societies across the globe. Through rich ethnographic, historical, and legal accounts, the collection shines a […]
The Academy is proud to announce that seven of its Fellows were recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2019. We congratulate them all. Officer (AO) in the General Division: Emeritus Professor Murray WELLS for distinguished service to higher education, particularly to accountancy, and to business administration. Emeritus Professor Susan Caroline KIPPAX […]
Professor Brian Head wins 2019 Routledge Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Public Management Research
The Academy congratulates Professor Brian Head FASSA, who has been awarded the annual prize of the International Research Society for Public Management. Titled the Routledge Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Management Research (IRSPM), the prize was conferred at the IRSPM conference in Wellington on 17th April 2019. This is the first occasion on which the […]
Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic By Amin Saikal Princeton University Press “Scholarly portrait of a nation that resists easy categorization—and containment. . . . Useful reading for students of contemporary geopolitics, in which Iran has proven a constant, often destabilizing presence.”—Kirkus Description On the fortieth anniversary of the 1978–79 Iranian […]
2The Academy congratulates, Professor Lynette Russell FASSA, who was conferred a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for significant service to higher education, particularly Indigenous history, and to professional organisations.
The Academy congratulates, Professor Frank Bongiorno FASSA, who was conferred a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for significant service to tertiary education in the field of history.
The Academy congratulates, Professor Melanie Wakefield FASSA, who was conferred an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for distinguished service to medical research in the fields of population health and cancer prevention, and as a mentor.
The Academy congratulates, Professor Mark Dodgson FASSA, who was conferred an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for distinguished service to education in the field of business innovation strategy, as a researcher, advisor and author.
The Academy congratulates, Professor Helen Christensen FASSA, who was conferred an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for distinguished service to medical research through the development of on-line mental health treatment programs.
Climate Change and the People’s Health Sharon Friel and Series edited by Nancy Krieger A bold new treatise on the relationship between climate change and social inequity, in particular climate change’s role in health inequities The first book to address these two topics in dual terms Introduces concept of “consumptagenic systems,” a new framework for understanding the […]
The Culture of AI Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution, 1st Edition By Anthony Elliott Routledge Description In this ground-breaking book, Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott argues that much of what passes for conventional wisdom about artificial intelligence is either ill-considered or plain wrong. The reason? The AI revolution is not so much about cyborgs and super-robots […]
Dennis A Ahlburg et al | The Changing Face of Higher Education: Is there an International Crisis in the Humanities
The Changing Face of Higher Education: Is there an International Crisis in the Humanities Edited by Dennis A. Ahlburg et al (Including a chapter by Academy Immediate Past President Professor Glenn Withers AO) Description Over the last decade, a heated debate has raged in the US and the UK over whether the humanities are in […]
Pacific Futures: Past and Present Edited by Warwick Anderson FASSA, Miranda Johnson, Barbara Brookes Contributor(s): Warwick Anderson, Tony Ballantyne, Chris Ballard, Barbara Brookes, Bronwen Douglas, David L. Hanlon, Miranda Johnson, Margaret Jolly, Christine Manganaro, Matt K. Matsuda, Frances Steel, Michael J. Stevens, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Henry Yu How, when, and why has the Pacific […]
Elections Matter Ten Federal Elections that Shaped Australia Edited by Benjamin T. Jones, Frank Bongiorno FASSA and John Uhr “Elections Matter gives a fascinating historical perspective for today’s election watcher. Enduring issues ripple through the diversity in the case studies, spiced with speculation about ‘what if?’ key elections had gone the other way. This book is […]
Times Higher Education (THE) Academic & University News | The publication game leads to trivial pursuits By Adam Graycar 23 August Times Higher Education THE PUBLICATION GAME LEADS TO TRIVIAL PURSUITS Growing pressure to publish only in elite tier ignores the vital importance of lesser-ranked titles to academia and society, says Adam Graycar August 23, […]
ASSA’s Professor Anthony Elliott has been awarded more than $600,000 to establish a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and a Jean Monnet Network, aimed at strengthening Australia-EU relations through research, teaching and diplomatic activities. Professor Elliott, University of South Australia’s Dean of External Engagement and Research Professor of Sociology, will be Executive Director of the new […]
Jane McAdam, Fiona Chong | Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia’s policies are not If you listen to some politicians and voices in the media, you might well believe that asylum seekers are ‘illegal’. You might think that they should wait their turn in the so-called ‘queue’. You might think that they pose […]
Consumer Logistics: Surfing the Digital Wave Peter J. Rimmer AM FASSA, Emeritus Professor, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra and Booi Hon Kam, Professor, School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Digital technology has changed the way we work, socialize, shop, play and learn. This book offers […]
The Academy congratulates ASSA Fellow Professor John Freebairn, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for distinguished service to education in the field of applied economics, as an academic, administrator and author, and to policy development, particularly taxation reform.