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Professor Ariadne Vromen is the Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration in ANU’s Crawford School, a position that is co-funded by the ANU and ANZSOG School of Government. She is also ANZSOG’s Deputy Dean (Research), a key member of the ANZSOG Research Committee and a member of the Crawford School of Public Policy’s Policy and Governance Department.
She was appointed in mid 2020 and will focus on research leadership to foster excellence in impactful and applied research, while continuing her existing research program in governance, public administration, and political sociology.
Professor Vromen was formerly Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney. She served as the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Associate Dean Research and as part of the university’s executive as a member of its Research Committee, External Engagement Committee, and Research Development Committee. She was on the ARC College of Experts (2017-2020).
After nomination by colleagues, she won the 2018 Australian Political Science Association’s Academic Leadership in Political Science award; the 2017 University of Sydney Vice-
Chancellor’s Award for Leadership and Mentoring; and the 2017 Sydney University Postgraduate Research Association Supervisor of the Year Award.
Her research interests include: citizen engagement, digital politics and governance, women and the future of work, policy advocacy, and young people and politics. In mid-2020 she started a collaborative ARC Linkage project ‘Designing Gender Equality into the Future of Work’ that will contrast change and technological disruption in the retail and legal industries. She is currently working with long-term collaborators on two books: one on online petitions, citizen engagement and politics; the other on storytelling and policy advocacy. She has previously co-authored several texts on Australian politics, including Powerscape: Contemporary Australian Politics.