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Dan Woodman

TR Ashworth Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Melbourne


Dr Dan Woodman is TR Ashworth Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences. He is President of The Australian Sociological Association and Vice President of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Youth within the International Sociological Association. He was previously a Research Fellow in the Research School of Social Science at the Australian National University (2009-2011). Prior to his academic career, Dan spent a number of years as an intellectual disability support worker and had a short stint in the Victorian Public Service.

Dan’s primary research area is the sociology of young adulthood and generations, and he uses this focus to also contribute to the sociology of work and to sociological theory. His writing conceptualizing generational change and the new social conditions impacting on young adults is internationally recognised.

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