Dr Lyle Patrick Munro
Adjunct Research Fellow
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Before coming to Monash I taught in High Schools in Brisbane and Germany and in a Senior Secondary College in Canberra. My teaching subjects were English, History, German and Sociology.
My research interests are in social movement theory and practice especially environmental and animal rights campaigns. I have written two books on the latter:
Compassionate Beasts: The Quest for Animal Rights, Praeger, New York, 2001
This is the first monograph in the series on Human-Animal Studies, published by Brill, Leiden and Boston.
Other research interests include the sociology of education, the social construction of social problems (eg animal cruelty, obesity, attrition in higher education and environmental problems) and interdisciplinary approaches to Human-Animal Studies (HAS).
Current research projects
I am currently working on two new book projects:
- Education and Life Chances: Students, Workers, Citizens
- People & Other Animals: Social Science Perspectives with Di Wuillemin and Carole Axton.
Animal Activism and Advocacy: Issues and Campaigns (A collection of 11 articles and book chapters I’ve written for a Reader), Revised and Published, 2010.
Two articles are currently under consideration:
- “‘It’s a lot of hard work’: The Experiences of Student-Workers in University Term-Time Employment” (Australian Bulletin of Labour)
- 'Go Boldlly, Dream Large' : The Fate of Non-Traditional Students at University. (Australian Journal of Education)
I have taught the following units at Monash:
- Introductory Sociology
- Sociology of Educating
- Social Movements and Change
- Theory and Practice in Sociology
- Global Sociology
- People & Other Animals
Willing to supervise students interested in any of the following broad areas:
- Social movement theory, advocacy and activism
- Interdisciplinary work in Human-Animal Studies (HAS)
- Qualitative studies in the sociology of education
- Qualitative studies of social problems
Note: My Reader on Animal Activism and Advocacy analyses various animal rights campaigns and issues in the USA, the UK and Australia and is available FREE to prospective post-grad scholars and to students interested in studying either of the first two of the above topics.