Executive Director

Professor Anthony Elliott

Anthony Elliott

Professor Anthony Elliott was appointed Executive Director of the Hawke EU Centre in 2015. He is also Dean of External Engagement and Research Professorof Sociology at the University of South Australia.

Professor Elliott is a specialist in European social theory, and holds a PhD from Cambridge University –where he studied with Lord Anthony Giddens – and aBA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Through awards from the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Program, the Australian Research Council and the Toyota Foundation, Professor Elliott currently leads an international team – working across Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Finland, Ireland, the UK and Japan – investigating the social impact of digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence.

In the broad context of European social theory, his research has focused on the transformed relationship between globalization and identity. Internationally acclaimed for his writings on identity studies, he has pioneered an original account of how globalization, mobilities and the digital revolution are transformingthe contemporary world.

Professor Elliott is currently also Super-Global Professor of Sociology at Keio University, Japan and Visiting Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, and a member of King’s College, Cambridge. He has held visiting Fellowships and Professorships at universities in the UK, Ireland, France, USA, and Japan, and most recently was a Visiting Fellow at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a Visiting Professor at the Universite Pantheon Assas, Paris II, France.

He is the author and editor of some 40 books, which have been translated or are forthcoming in over a dozen languages. His recent books include Identity (4 volumes), Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction, The New Individualism (with Charles Lemert), Mobile Lives (with John Urry), On Society (with Bryan S. Turner), Reinvention, Identity Troubles, and The Culture of Artificial Intelligence. He is best known for Concepts of the Self, which has been in continuous print for over 25 years and across three editions.

Professor Elliott contributes to media worldwide: among others, he has recently been interviewed by the BBC World Service, The Sunday Times, ABC Radio National, The Australian, BBC Radio 4, GMTV Sunday ,as well as European and North American radio andtelevision networks.

Centre Coordinator

Dr Louis Everuss

Staff photo - Louis Everuss

Louis Everuss is Centre Coordinator of the Hawke EU Centre. He is a lecturer in sociology at the School of Creative Industries at the University of South Australia. He has conducted research on migration, globalization and climate change and his work has recently been published in the Journal of Sociology and the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, as well as featured in Nature Climate Change



Hawke EU Centre Research Directors

Professor Susan Luckman - Creative Work Mobilities Research Node

Susan Luckman

Professor Susan Luckman is Associate Director: Research and Programs of the Hawke EU Centre and Professor: Cultural Studies in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages. Prof Luckman is an interdisciplinary cultural studies scholar whose work is concerned with the intersections of culture, place and creativity. Her research explores these relationships in relation to creative and cultural industries, cultural work and social inclusion, digital media, and grassroots innovation. She is currently Chief Investigator on a 3 year Australian Research Council Discovery Project 'Promoting the Making Self in the Creative Micro-economy’ which explores how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise and, with it, the opportunities for mobile working lives and the impacts upon the larger relationship between public and private spheres this entails. She is the author of Craft and the Creative Economy (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), Locating Cultural Work: The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity(Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and co-edited the anthology on creative music cultures and the global economy (Sonic Synergies,Ashgate 2008), and numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports on cultural work.

Professor Luckman is a Chief Investigator on an ERASMUS+ Monnet Project Grant: Creative Industries and the Digital Economy as Drivers of EU Integration and Innovation (CIDEII)

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Dr Eric L Hsu - Industry 4.0, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Eric L. Hsu is a Lecturer at the School of Communications, International Studies, and Languages at the University of South Australia (UniSA). He is an Associate Member of UniSA's Centre for Sleep Research. Previously, he was an Associate Lecturer of Sociology at Flinders University. In 2014, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the College of Sociology at Rikkyo University, Japan. Dr. Hsu is an emerging expert in the sociology of sleep and in the sociological study of time, especially on the issue of social acceleration. His research also extends into the sociology of disasters and globalization studies. He currently sits on the Editorial Board of Palgrave Communications.


Dr David Radford - Super Diversity and Human Rights

David RadfordDr David Radford is Lecturer (Sociology), School of Creative Industries, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences. My research focuses on mobilities, identities and social change. 

I am presently investigating multiculturalism and migration in regional Australia. My research emphasises the importance of investigating the micro or everyday lived experiences of migration and interculturality while drawing on macro factors impacting these experiences. Building on this research I am also investigating the role of local government leadership in managing and promoting diversity in their communites, and the complex ways that Hazara Afghans negotiate their multiple identities as Hazara, Afghan, Muslim, Australian, and from a refugee background.

Hawke EU Centre Affiliates

Pat Buckley

Prof Pat Buckley

Ms Jacinta Thompson

Ms Jacinta Thompson

Jo Cys

 Assoc Prof Jo Cys

Stephen Dobson

Professor Stephen Dobson

Dr Angelique Edmonds

 Dr Angelique Edmonds

Prof Riaz Hassan

Prof Riaz Hassan

Assoc Prof Rob Hattam

Assoc Prof Rob Hattam

Dr Constance Lever-Tracy

 Dr Constance Lever-Tracy


Dr Andrew Peterson

Dr Andrew Peterson



Professor Pal Ahluwalia,

Professor Pal Ahluwalia

UNESCO Chair in Transnational Diasporas and Reconciliation Studies

Teresa Crea

Teresa Crea

Research Associate - Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra; Chair Human Dimensions Division, Simulation Australasia

Jean-Christope Trentinella

Jean-Christope Trentinella

Alliance Française d’Adelaide

Areas of study and research

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