Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
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ISSN: 2375-4435




Professor, Department of Sociology
Flinders University, Australia


Anthony Elliott was educated at the universities of Melbourne and Cambridge, where he was supervised by Lord Anthony Giddens, architect of the Blair Government’s Third Way. Professor Elliott is the author and editor of approximately thirty books, which have been translated or are forthcoming in over a dozen languages. His best-selling academic books, such as Concepts of the self and Psychoanalytic theory: an introduction, have appeared in multiple editions and have been in print across three decades. Following two consecutive ARC Research Fellowships at the University of Melbourne, Elliott was appointed to a Research Chair in the UK in 1999. He subsequently became Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, prior to returning to Australia in 2006 to take up the Chair of Sociology at Flinders University, where he was for a period both Head of Department and Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). Anthony Elliott is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and a member of Kings College, Cambridge. He contributes to media worldwide: amongst others, he has been 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 and television networks. Amongst his most well-known books are Subject to ourselves (1996), The mourning of John Lennon (1999), Critical visions (2003), Social theory since Freud (2004), The new individualism (2005, with Charles Lemert), Mobile lives (2009, with John Urry) and On society (2012, with Bryan Turner).

Research Interest

Global Elites, Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism
Social Theory and its futures
Contemporary japanese Social Theory