New Perspectives in Homelessness Research

Date: Monday 15 July
Time: 8:45am- 5:00pm 
Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 100 Leicester street, Frank Tate Room, Level 10
RSVP: please register via the workshop website

This interdisciplinary workshop creates the space to explore new directions in representing, understanding and theorising homelessness. The workshop brings together scholars working to understand the complex, multifaceted and diverse phenomenon of homelessness: its relationship to wider social processes; the changing nature and meaning of homelessness over time; the place that “the homeless” occupy in the way that modern societies imagine themselves; as well as the lived subjectivities of those who experience homelessness. Grouped into four thematic sessions, the workshop presentations address key issues pertaining to researching and understanding homelessness: 'Theorising Homelessness'; 'Visibility and Participation'; 'The Politics of Practice'; and 'Agency and Power'. 

Register now to attend this free one-day workshop, sponsored by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the University of Ballarat. Numbers are limited. 

Please contact the workshop convenors for any further information: David Farrugia ( and Jessica Gerrard (