PhD, MA Science and Technology, MS Sociology (Virginia Tech), BA(Hon) Psychology (St Francis College)
Angela is a senior lecturer in sociology at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga NSW Australia. Born and raised in New York City, she completed a PhD (Sociology) and two Masters (Sociology and Science & Technology Studies) degrees at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA and a BA (Honours, Psychology) from St Francis College in Brooklyn NY. Prior to academia Angela worked at JP Morgan, the United Nations Children's Fund and several law firms. Having taught sociology, psychology, politics and science and technology studies at the university-level since 1997, she migrated to Australia in 2002 and has since been employed at four Australian universities (CSU, Griffith, University of New England, Queensland University of Technology).
Author of 3 books, two edited collections, Rural lifestyles, community well-being and social change: Lessons from country Australia for global citizens, and Interaction in Communication Technologies & Virtual Learning Environments: Human Factors and one sole-authored social science research book titled, Writing for the social sciences, Angela has extensive writing and editing experience and also is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Rural Society: Journal of global research into rural social problems and sustainable communities.
This journal welcomes disciplinary and multidisciplinary research exploring social, environmental, political, and cultural research examining rural societies: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rrso20/current#.VJIAftKUc1Y
Angela has been awarded four competitive research fellowships from the Institute for Land, Water, & Society and the Faculty of Arts and has held several senior roles including Associate Head of School (Humanities & Social Sciences), Committee Chair (School Research Committee, University Sustainability Graduate Learning Outcomes, Campus Environmental Committee), Sociology Discipline Coordinator, Course Coordinator BA(Honours) and Sociology BA(Honours), and has served as a Member on several committees (Sustainability Advisory Group, Faculty Research & Graduate Studies Committee, University Scholarship Committee, Ally Train-the-Trainer GLBTIQ Program Leader, and the Wagga Wagga City Council Environmental Advisory Committee).
As an interdisciplinary researcher, Angela applies a sociological lens to explore multiple social science research areas, often with collaborators in natural sciences, mental health, communication and media studies, cultural studies and/or social work and has received several research grants. Broad areas of research interest are:
Recent research topics include:
As a qualitative and quantitative researcher, key methods utilised include discourse analysis, content analysis, focus groups, interviews, secondary data analysis and comparative social history.
Serving as primary supervisor of several PhD and honours students, Angela enjoys helping her research students get academically published. Recent exemplars of student research projects resulting in publications are:
|Eileen Clark||2021-2023||Beechworth psychiatric hospital & public sociology||PhD||Sociology|
|Daniel Lander||2017-2019||Science communication & anti-vaccination|
(co-supervisor Andrea Crampton)
|Kim Nelson**||2015-2019||Tourism and identity in Japan|
(co-supervisor Rosemary Black)
|Kellie Bousfield**||2015-2020||Social class & educational testing(co-supervisor Andrea Crampton)||PhD||Sociology|
|2011-2013||NAPLAN & Adultification|
|Karen Kime†||2014-2018||Wise-Practice in Foster Care of Indigenous Children|
(co-supervisor Bill Anscombe)
|Philip Groves**||2009-2017||Workplace bullying, compensation & arbitration(co-supervisor Andrea Crampton)||PhD||Sociology|
|2007-2008||Women judges & senior barristers|
|Gina Lennox‡||2009-2013||Drive in, drive out farming |
(Co-supervisor with Allan Curtis, CSU & Bob Farquharson, University of Melbourne)
|David Aaron**||2008-2009||Workplace discrimination & Gay Public Servants (Principle Supervisor)||Hons H1||Sociology|
| Olivia |
|2012-2013||Male Goth culture in rural Australia (Principle Supervisor)||Hons H1||Sociology|
|Thomas Holden**||2006-2007||Representations of Landcare in The Age (Principle Supervisor)||Hons H1||Sociology|
| *=Honours scholarship awarded; **=APA scholarship; |
‡=CRC scholarship; †=Indigenous Academic Fellow