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Dr. Angela T. Ragusa is a sociologist who critically examines social change in complex societies, locally and internationally, using qualitative and quantitative research methods. She researches challenges relating to the environment, consumerism, mental/physical health & well-being, communication, sustainability, and animals. How culture/sub-cultures affect social/self identity and exploring how/why individuals negotiate the systemic influence of social systems/social institutions (i.e. media, science, education and health) to produce change (i.e. legislative, community, policy, personal) are key areas of interest.

Research Interests

  • Environmental sociology
  • Health, well-being, culture and lifestyle
  • Media, communication & science/technology studies
  • Social inequality

Professional Information

Editorial roles for Journals:

  • Rural Society (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Sustainability (Editorial Reviewer Board member)
  • Information Resource Management Journal (Editorial Reviewer Board member)
  • Open Communication Journal (Editorial Advisory Board member)

Editorial roles for Conferences:

  • International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (Invited Guest Speaker, Reviewer & Technical Committee Member)
  • SEGRA (Special Edition Guest Editor)

Teaching

Subject Coordination & Teaching 

  • Introductory Sociology
  • Gender, Family & Society
  • Community Analysis
  • Media, Communication & Globalisation
  • Environment & Society
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Politics & Policy
  • Advanced Social Research Methods
  • Sociological Theory
  • Advantaced Social Theory
  • Policy, Power & Social Action
  • Gender Relations
  • Gender & Science
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Sociology Honours Research
  • Sociology Dissertation Research (PhD)

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science (Sociology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2003

Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

19952002

Master of Science (Science and Technology Studies), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2000

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours), St Francis College

1993

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Research Output

Awareness that coal-powered energy is environmentally degrading insignificantly affects its consumption

Ragusa, A. T., 23 Mar 2020, E3S Web of Conferences 158, 02001 (2020) : 2019 7th International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (ICEPP 2019). Vol. 158.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

Open Access
File
  • Cruising for better air quality: Australian clean air submissions, issues, and recommendations

    Ragusa, A. T. & Crampton, A., 23 Mar 2020, E3S Web of Conferences: International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (ICEPP 2019). Vol. 158.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

    Open Access
    File
  • Beyond the fringe? Market desirability and alternative sexuality in advertising news

    Ragusa, A., 2019, Feminist perspectives on advertising: What's the big idea?. Golombisky, K. (ed.). United States: Lexington Books, p. 257-284 28 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Activities

    • 1 Peer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Rural Society: the journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia (Journal)

    Oliver Villar (Reviewer), Angela T Ragusa (Editor in chief)
    06 Jan 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Press / Media

    Prahran, Potts Point, Parramatta?

    Angela Ragusa

    27/12/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    June 26, 2014 Prahran, Potts Point, Parramatta? Read more

    Angela Ragusa

    26/06/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Putting humans back into computers

    Angela Ragusa

    03/03/10

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media