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Carol Johnson is an Emerita Professor of Politics and International Relations. Her main research interests are in Australian politics (including international comparisons), the politics of gender and sexuality, the politics of emotion and analyses of ideology and discourse. She also has a particular interest in the domestic implications of Australian engagement with Asia and in the politics of social democracy.
Her applied research interests focus on how Governments govern social, economic and technological change.
- Australian politics and political discourse
- Australian Labor Governments from Curtin to Gillard/Rudd
- Howard, Abbott and Turnbull Governments
- Theories of Ideology and Discourse
- Politics of Identity
- Politics of Sexuality
- Politics of emotion
- Politics of social democracy
- Race/ethnicity and politics
- Gender and Politics
- Politics of technology
- Feminist Theory
- Comparative British/Australian Politics
- Socialist Theory
Date Position Institution name 2019 Emerita Professor of Politics and International Relations University of Adelaide 2007 Professor University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Adelaide Australia PhD — University of Manchester United Kingdom MA (Econ) — University of Adelaide Australia BA (Hons)
Amongst other recent research projects, Johnson's 2019 book on Social Democracy and the Crisis of Equality is the major output from her sole-CI grant ARC DP14010016 ($147,000) "Expanding equality: A historical perspective on developments and dilemmas in contemporary Australian social democracy". Her sole-CI grant ARC DP 180100251 ($216,272), "In the frame: Analysing Liberal and Labor government gender equality policy", commenced in 2018.
Carol Johnson has most recently taught the courses Issues in Australian Politics, Politics, Ideology & Discourse and The Politics of Gender and Sexuality. She retired from teaching at the end of 2018 but remains an active researcher (and continues to supervise a small number of postgraduate students in her specific areas of expertise).
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Electoral Politics and the state of the centre-left in the UK, USA and Australia. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas Allan Falcinella 2018 Principal Supervisor Government Gender Equality Policy and Women's Participation in STEM Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kirsty Nicole Haynes 2017 Principal Supervisor Online backlash against "identity politics" and "political correctness": analysing the "alt-lite" and "dirtbag left" Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Declan James Lawless 2014 Principal Supervisor Philantropolitics: Philanthropy and the Role of Government in the Australian Context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Elyse Mary Chapman
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Perceptions of the Soviet Union in Australian political discourse between 1943 and 1950. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Belinda Quick 2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor India and the 'Anglosphere': A Postcolonial Genealogy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Edmund Davis 2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Paul Kelly and George Megalogenis: Media Intellectuals in Australian Politics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Paul Kemp 2013 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Cross–Party Collaboration in the Australian Federal Parliament: Testing the Limits of Institutional Constraints and Enabling Factors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Adele Klara Lausberg 2010 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Thai State and Sexual Health Policy: Deconstructing the culture of silence and stigmatisation of young people's non-marital heterosexual activity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brendan Robert Drew 2008 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The Subject of Television: A Methodology of Subject-Oriented Textual Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Jessie Edwards 2008 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Constructing Citizens: Social Policy and the State-Citizen Relationship Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ben Revi 2007 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Means and Ends: Macroeconomic Theory and the Australian Labor Party's Social Democratic Ideology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Thomas Caunce 2006 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Australian Way: A Critical Review of Australia's Responses to Refugees and Asylum Seekers 1901-2013 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Katrina Stats 2006 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Reconsidering Aboriginal welfare dependency: The Howard Government years through the lens of Postcolonial theory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Zoe Gordon 2005 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Discourse, Subjectivity and the Policy Realm: Reconceptualising Policy Workers as Located Subjects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Zoe Gill 2004 - 2010 Principal Supervisor John Howard: A Study in Policy Consistency Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kim Murray 2003 - 2008 Principal Supervisor The Politics of Euthanasia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Richardson 2002 - 2004 Co-Supervisor Politics, Governmentality & Cultural Regulation in Singapore Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Terence Lee 1995 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Jurgen Habermas and the Public Sphere Critical Engagements Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Brigid Mahoney
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