About the School
Head of School
Professor Susan Oakley
The School of Social Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide. The School is currently divided into five departments:
- Anthropology and Development Studies
- Asian Studies
- Geography, Environment and Population
- Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies
- Politics and International Studies
We are also affiliated with seven research centres, institutes and development units. Visit the Affiliated Centres page to find out more details.
Our undergraduate students have the opportunity for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study and our postgraduate students are able to undertake research across a wide field of research areas.
The academic staff at the School have national and international profiles and we have an outstanding track record of success in attracting research funding. Academic staff have global networks highlighted in their research affiliations and extensive publications. Visit the People page for a list of our current academic and professional staff.