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Posted on 15 Feb 2018

Matthew Hammerton joined the SMU School of Social Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in January 2018. We managed to get a chance to ask Matthew a few questions about his research background and teaching interests. Read on to learn more about one of our newest faculty members! 1.Could you tell us more about your academic background? In 2017 I completed a PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University in Canberra Australia. Prior to that I completed a Master of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in Sydney Australia, which is my home town. 2.What made you choose to...
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Review of SOCG221 Sociological Theories of Crime and Deviance

Posted on 31 Jan 2018

SOCG221 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF CRIME AND DEVIANCE REVIEW Ho Wen Xuan Estelle (BSocSc Class of 2019) I may not be a Sociology major, but I love Sociology with a deep passion. Why? As the late sociologist Pierre Bourdieu mentioned, “The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.” Regardless of whether you are a sociology or a non-sociology major, if you are a curious kitty who wants to broaden your perspectives on societal issues in relation to the themes of crime and deviance, and you also have a questioning mind on fixed assumptions, then...
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