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 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.


ARC Projects

The Australian Research Council (ARC) awards funding to only the highest quality research in Australia through the National Competitive Grants Program. Members of the Institute are currently Chief Investigators on 30 ARC-funded projects.



We are committed to leading an impactful and collaborative research agenda. As such, we conduct research partnerships and consultancies with government agencies, industry, civil society organisations, the not-for-profit sector and universities both in Australia and around the world.

All Projects

All of our research projects seek to make a difference by expanding the capacity, depth and quality of knowledge being used to solve the contemporary issues in society.



View a selection of our past projects with links to outcomes and reports.

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An Archaeology of Quality of Life during Victoria’s Gold Rush Era, 1851-1880

Economic boom to bust cycles have significant implications for both individual quality of life and social structure. This project is tracing the impact by comparing the material and wealth trajectories of people who lived during Victoria’s 19th-century Gold rush.


A Buddhist debate and its contemporary relevance

This project engages with one of the central debates in Tibetan philosophy concerning truth, realism and epistemic justification. It explores the implications of this debate for subsequent Tibetan thought and for contemporary Western analytic philosophy.