Professor Romand Coles - Faculty of Education & Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Romand Coles is a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University. He is a political theorist and action research scholar who works on grassroots democracy, social movements, ecological crisis, religion and politics, intercultural dialogue, politics of difference, and democratic educational transformation. His work is informed by continental philosophy, critical theory, democratic theory, theology, critical pedagogy, and complex dynamic systems theory, as well as decades of participatory action research in processes of community organising. His books include, Visionary Pragmatism: Radical and Ecological Democracy in Neoliberal Times; Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary: Conversations between a Christian and a Radical Democrat (with Stanley Hauerwas); Beyond Gated Politics: Reflections for the Possibility of Democracy; Rethinking Generosity: Critical Theory and the Politics of Caritas; Self/Power/Other: Political Theory and Dialogical Ethics; and a co-edited volume with Mark Reinhardt and George Shulman, Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory. He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and has been a professor at Duke University and Northern Arizona University.


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Research Interests

democracy ecological crisis social movements ;

Methods Expertise

philosophy democratic theory action research ;

Research Projects

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Selected Publications