Research Networks & Initiatives

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences has a number of interdisciplinary research networks and initiatives that bring together researchers from across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences as well as other Faculties at UNSW such as Law and Science.

Biopolitical Studies Research Network

The UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Biopolitical Studies Research Network brings together strengths in Contemporary Philosophy, Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences. We seek to challenge traditional dualisms, such as those between nature and culture, animal and human, organic and inorganic, immanence and transcendence in order to chart new territories of intellectual inquiry.

Forced Migration Research Network

The Forced Migration Research Network builds on a long history of high impact work undertaken by the Centre for Refugee Research, but importantly also draws together other researchers from history, philosophy, media and film studies, cultural studies, education and social psychology who are producing highly original research on various aspects of human mobility.

Gendered Violence Research Network

The Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) is a joint initiative of UNSW Arts &  Social Sciences and UNSW Law. Members of GVRN aim to explore gendered violence – also known as gender-related or gender-based violence – as an expression of power and control over individuals or groups because of their gender. 

Globalisation & Governance Research Network

The Globalisation and Governance (G&G) Research Network is the only Australian-based research network dedicated to understanding the complex relationship between globalisation and governance at every level, from local to global.

Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support (IDBS) Program & Chair

The IDBS Program aims to expand the body of knowledge and increase workforce capacity in the delivery of services to people with intellectual disabilities with complex support needs. The initiative is lead by Government appointed Chair, IDBS, Associate Professor Leanne Dowse.

Practical Justice Initiative

The Practical Justice Initiative is focused on dealing with some of the most difficult social issues that face our society and the globe today. It brings together innovative research on the theoretical dimensions of justice together with a practical, applied focus on significant social and political problems such as climate change and health.

South Asia @ UNSW

South Asia @ UNSW brings together a vibrant network of scholars who research and teach in South Asian studies across a number of new and traditional humanities and social sciences.