Dr Tom Barnes - Institute for Religion Politics & Society (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Tom is an economic sociologist at the Institute for Religion, Politics & Society at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He is working in the Institute's Cities and Successful Societies research stream, which looks at the role of society, government and business in the rejuvenation of cities and regions undergoing industrial decline. The core of this stream is a study of the social impact of Australian automotive manufacturing's decline in Melbourne and Geelong. He completed his PhD in political economy at the University of Sydney in 2011 and is an expert on urban development, industry and labour markets in India. He has a strong interest in the study of Asian labour movements, particularly Indonesia and India. He has written a book, Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys (Routledge, 2015) and is currently completing a book on labour relations in the Indian automotive industry. He is co-convenor of the Sociology of Economic Life group for The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and a fellow with the Victorian Parliamentary Library.


Phone :3931 (Melbourne)
Email :tom.barnes@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Economic Sociology ; Urban Sociology ; Labour Rights ; Asian Societies ;

Methods Expertise

Surveys ; Interviews ; Mixed methods ; Fieldwork ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

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Other information

Personal blog: http://tombarnes.info/