Our researchers in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and languages have national and international expertise in North Australia, Southeast Asia, the region and beyond. Our staff can provide support for PhD and Master by Research students in a range of specialisations including history, political science, Indonesian studies, Greek studies, arts, philosophy, literary studies and creative writing.
In the arts, our research is largely around the role of artistic creativity and cultural innovation in human societies. This includes the role of the arts in fostering individual and community wellbeing and reducing conflict; creativity in the arts, media, and sciences; cultural learning and evolution; and the practice and cultural history of languages.
We welcome prospective research students to undertake their research journey in these fields with Charles Darwin University.
I can't find a supervisor who matches my research interest. What can I do?
If you've been unable to find a supervisor from the list above, you can use the researchers portal to find researchers from related fields.
- Use one or two keywords to narrow down the list of researchers.
- Each research profile will indicate if the researcher has the capacity to supervise.
Once you've found a suitable supervisor, you can contact them using the CDU directory.