Dr Dan Woodman is Discipline Chair (head) of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is Vice President of The Australian Sociological Association and also Vice President of the Research Committee for the Sociology of Youth within the International Sociological Association.
His work focuses on the sociology of young adulthood and generations, social change, and the impact of changing employment patterns on young people’s lives. He is a chief investigator on the ARC funded study Life Patterns, which has tracked the transitions to adulthood of two generations of Australians (‘Generation X’ and ‘Generation Y’).
His recent books include Youth and Generation (Sage, with Johanna Wyn) and the four volume collection Youth and Young Adulthood (Routledge, with Andy Furlong), and the edited collection Youth Cultures, Transitions, and Generations: Bridging the Gap in Youth Research (Palgrave, with Andy Bennett).
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