The Centre’s vision is to create new research that deepens our understanding of the challenges and issues confronting contemporary society.
The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research hosts the Harry Gentle Resource Centre.
The GCSCR has a unique position in the contemporary university landscape in Australia, comprising academic researchers from a broad range of humanities and social science fields including history, sociology, media and journalism, literature, archaeology, and linguistics and languages.
The Centre’s vision is to create new research that deepens our understanding of the challenges and issues confronting contemporary society, through the application of innovative humanities and social science research operating at the edge of current knowledge.
This is pursued through research themes that bring together teams to examine issues such as global mobility and transnational cultures; crisis, conflict and security; heritage and well-being; the rise of citizens’ and social media; citizenship and democracy; diversity and social change; and First Nations’ communities and culture.