Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp

Research Environment

We strive to create a vibrant research environment which supports excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers who examine contentious and critical social issues. We support our members through mentoring and training schemes, and helps to develop career pathways for our early career and doctoral researchers.


Our global research agenda

We're committed to a genuinely worldly research agenda that reflects the reality that the social, political and cultural issues Australia faces are interconnected with international influences and processes.

Our approach to research and capacity building reflects this global awareness as we collaborate and partner with universities, civil society organisations and government agencies around the world. We have expertise in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Europe, and we actively pursue collaborative interdisciplinary research with many partners in these regions.

Excellence and innovation

In 2018, ADI researchers attracted over 5 million dollars of external research income.

We are proud to host a number of nationally and internationally recognised researchers, and our members are currently Chief Investigators on 30 ARC-funded projects.

Mentoring and training

We are continuing to build our reputation as a world-class research training facility. Our commitment to HDR research includes regular investment in new PhD scholarships, the appointment of two dedicated ADI HDR Coordinators, and inclusion of doctoral researchers in leading scholarly events, including seminars, conferences and symposia.

Research Streams

Our internal research streams foster opportunities for collaboration, project development and mentoring among members and students with shared research interests and priorities.


Research Projects

We conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research projects funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), as well as in partnerships and consultancies with the not-for-profit sector, government and industry.

Our Events

In addition to seminars, workshops, conferences and symposia, we host regular public events aimed at stimulating debate and discussion on the issues affecting our lives and communities.


Research Networks

The eight research networks hosted by the Institute provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and interdisciplinary collaboration across the traditional disciplinary boundaries.