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2014 AARE Theory Workshops

AARE invites early career researchers and higher degree research students to attend a weekend of research/theory workshops. These will be held in conjunction with the Australian Catholic University (North Sydney Campus) on 9-11 May 2014. The weekend offers the opportunity to be immersed in a research community and will include:

  • Friday (starting 5pm): Welcome, presenters’ panel and dinner
  • Saturday: Concurrent workshops
  • Sunday: Concurrent workshops, plus a final session with all presenters (concluding 1.15pm)
  • Opportunities to talk with the presenters


  • Incorporating CDA and Bourdieusian field analysis
    Professor Jim Albright, University of Newcastle
  • Waterlilys and brickwalls: Imaging and centering Indigenous ontologies and Indigenous research methodologies in the research process
    Associate Professor Nerida Blair, Australian Catholic University
  • Feminist postructuralist narrative moves and methods
    Associate Professor Susanne Gannon, University of Western Sydney
  • The uses of theory: Some thoughts on the use and usefulness of theory in Cultural Studies inquiry
    Dr Andrew Hickey, University of Southern Queensland
  • Participatory and performative methodologies
    Dr Greg Martin, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Using surveys and working with survey data
    Dr Sandy Muspratt, Independent Researcher and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Theoretical dialogues of discourse: Unpacking the good, the bad and the ugly of discourse analysis
    Associate Professor Mary Ryan, Queensland University of Technology
  • New and old materialism: Space, place and body in educational research
    Professor Margaret Somerville, University of Western Sydney
  • Problem-driven research: Theory for explanatory power, not for theory's sake
    Dr Lew Zipin, Victoria University


$200 for AARE members

$250 for non-members

$30 for dinner, Friday night (Chinese banquet)

Tenison Woods House, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney Campus, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney, NSW.

AARE is offering some scholarships to mid-PhD students. For those who are awarded a scholarship, AARE will refund the cost of registration.

Further details about the workshops are available from: or email. Please note that these workshops are generally very
popular and fill quickly.

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