Below is a selection of the videos I’ve worked on. To see all the videos I produce, visit my YouTube. Jump ahead to see these videos:
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Race and COVID-19
Watch the series of seven videos, co-presented with Professor Alana Lentin. Read summaries on my blog (links below).
- Race in Society
- Indigenous Sovereignty and Responses to COVID-19
- Media Representations of Race and the Pandemic
- Lockdown, Healthcare and Racist Ableism
- Intersectionality and the Virus
- Policing the Quarantine
- The Economics and Social Costs of COVID-19
Videos I’ve made for my Vibrant Lives series and for Sociology at Work. (Jump down with these links)
- Science Pathways
- Indigenous Sociology for Social Impact
- Visual sociology of Questacon and National Library
- Migrants in Australia
- Medical Sociology
- Bringing Sociology to the Media
- Career Advice for Sociology Graduates
- Health and Ageing
- Applied Sociology Theory, Methods and Work
- Sociology for Activism
- Research and Evaluation
Science Pathways Panel
Watch me on a panel, ‘Making Science Inclusive,’ where I discuss intersectionality in science (from 1:57 minutes on Australia’s Science Channel). The panel does a Q&A at the end (from 1:13:20 minutes).
Indigenous Sociology for Social Impact
In June 2017, Associate Professor Butler chatted with me on the aims and outcomes of the workshop. She discusses her idea for the Indigenous Sociology for Social Impact. She shows why a trauma-informed perspective is important to sociology. She also discusses why the talking circle methodology was integral to the workshop, given the need for safe, open-ended dialogue amongst a diverse group of attendees.
Visual Sociology of Questacon and National Library of Australia
Canberra blends science, education, arts and humanities with various public art around the Parliamentary Triangle. Questacon, Australia’s national science museum, has various outdoor mathematical and scientific sculptures. A tree-lined pathway from Questacon to the National Library of Australia has more musical and artistic installations. The National Library is currently hosting an exhibition called “Celestial Empire,” covering 300 years of Chinese culture. This video also covers some of the history of the National Library and its extensive collection.
Migrants in Australia
This is the first video in my Vibrant Lives series, which will explore minorities and multiculturalism in Australia. Migrants and their children make up 47% of Australia’s population. They come from over 300 ancestry groups and live mostly in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. This video gives some background on the biggest migrant groups, their generational patterns, language and other demographics.
Eileen Clark discusses how teaching sociology to nursing students demonstrates the importance of applied sociology to medical fields.
Bringing Sociology to the Media
Robyn Hadley discusses how his ongoing dissertation research on men who are involuntarily childless can help to shape social policy.
Career Advice for Sociology Graduates
Here, I discuss the careers panel that I sat on as part of the annual conference for The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). I focus on how to translate theory into practice when you’re working outside academia. I also cover workplace ethics in the video, as well issues about managing professional identity outside of academia and the importance of networking. I was asked about how I manage my research consultancy business. I talk about how to market yourself and how to establish a professional reputation with prospective clients using social media. Read more on Sociology at Work.
Applied Sociology Theory, Methods and Work
A video outlining how theory and methods are used in different applied sociology fields.
Health & Ageing
Dr Sue Malta works as a Research Fellow and Project Manager for the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) in Melbourne, Australia. In this Sociology at Work video, Sue discusses how she came to sociology as a “late life learner.” Sue reflects on how her internship for a 3rd year project led to her Honours thesis, and later, her current position. She gives advice to students who would like to find similar work on health and ageing research, saying: “I love my job… I’m passionate about what I do.” Read a text summary on Sociology a Work.
On Sociology at Work, I interviewed Dr Dan Brook, a lecturer in sociology and politics at San Jose State University in the United States. We discussed his involvement with social activism outside of his academic work. This includes support of social causes such as vegetarianism, anti-smoking awareness, global warming, the promotion of peace, and advocating for an increase in living wages. We also discussed how students might get involved in similar activities as a way of practising sociology, and also as a way of thinking about their job options. Read a text summary of our conversation on Sociology at Work.
Applied Research and Evaluation
I interviewed Dr Yoland Wadsworth an applied sociologist from Melbourne, Australia, for Sociology at Work. Wadsworth talks about her 42 year career in Community Research & Evaluation. Wadsworth has worked on 3,500 community service and health projects both at the local and state levels. In this video, she discusses how her research has shaped children’s services, mental health delivery and helped the not-for-profit sector. Wadsworth also provides practical examples of how she has used sociological theories and methods as part of her everyday work. For a text summary of this interview, head over to my post on Sociology at Work.
Applied Sociology Theory, Methods & Work
A brief overview of sociology and how it is used outside universities. This video covers: what is sociology? What sorts of questions and problems can applied sociology address? What type of work do applied sociologists do? Read more on Sociology at Work.
See my Other Videos page for interviews and panels I’ve hosted for other projects, including Science in Australia Gender Equity, Science on Google+, and STEM Women.