Social Alternatives Advisory Board

Professor Roland Bleiker, School of Political Science and International Relations, The University of Queensland.

International political theory, images and emotions in world politics, postcolonial and feminist international relations, security politics on the Korean peninsula.


Adjunct Professor Verity Burgmann, School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Labour movement politics and history, environmental and climate movements, anti-corporate movements, utopianism, autonomist Marxism.


Professor Kevin Clements, Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

International relations, peace studies.


Dr Vicki Crowley, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Communications and International Studies, University of South Australia.

Affect and cultural space, cultural politics of the body, post-coloniality and cosmopolitanism, queer theory.


Associate Professor Brien Hallett, Matsunaga Peace Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Peace studies, political theory of war and democracy, congressional war powers, sovereignty, human rights, international law.


Associate Professor Geoff Dow, Reader in Political Economy and Political Science, School of Political Science, The University of Queensland (retired).

Politics, political theory, political economy, international political economy, globalisation.


Professor Kevin Howley, Media Studies, Department of Communication & Theater, DePauw University, Indiana, USA.

Political economy of communication, cultural politics, and the sociology of media and popular culture.


Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, School of Science, Former President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, Griffith University.

Environmental sustainability, climate change, sustainable energy.


Professor Jason Laker, Department of Counselor San José State University.

Policy and administration, student, leadership, experiences, and interactions, men and masculinities, gender development and performance, race and ethnicity, faith and spirituality, diversity, social cohesion, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, human rights, democratic and citizenship education.


Professor Brian Martin, Professor of Social Sciences, The University of Wollongong.

Peace studies, science and society.


Associate Professor Philip Mendes, Director of the Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research Unit (SISPRU), Monash University.

Social Policy and community development, young people leaving state care, illicit drugs policy, income security and welfare state, Jews and politics, Israel and BDS movement.


Professor Baden Offord, Director and Professor, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University

 Gender, sexuality, human rights.


Professor John Scott, School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of New England

Sociology of crime and deviance, sociology of sex and sexuality, sociology of health and illness.


Professor Parlo Singh, Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER), Griffith University.

Educational equity, social justice.


Dr Rebecca Spence, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of New England.

Peace-building in post-conflict situations, reconciliation processes in Bougainville, Northern Ireland and South Africa, NGO effectiveness in post-conflict situations, making peace keepers more effective.


Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell, Department of Political Economy,  University of Sydney.

Political economy, economic policies, urban and regional development, Economic inequality.


Professor Ralph Summy, Founding Editor of Social Alternatives.

Peace studies, Nonviolence.


Associate Professor Sue Thomas, Griffith University.

Education policy, sociology of education, professional identity, critical media studies, critical discourse analysis.


Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby, Department of English, University of Sydney.

Australian literature, literature, cinema.


Dr Paul Williams, School of Humanities, Griffith University.

Queensland state politics, Australian national politics, election campaigns and the media, political leadership, government-business relations, undergraduate student learning.


Dr John Synott, University of Sydney.