Dr Lyle Patrick Munro
Adjunct Research Fellow
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Before coming to Monash in 1990 I taught in High Schools in Brisbane and Germany and in a Senior Secondary College in Canberra. My teaching subjects were English, History, German and Sociology. At Monash I taught Sociology until 2010 and am now doing research only as as Adjunct Research Fellow.
- BA (Qld), LittB (ANU), MA (ANU), PhD (Monash)
My research interests are in social movement theory and practice especially environmental and animal rights campaigns. I have written two books on the latter:
Compassionate Beasts: The Quest for Animal Rights, Praeger, New York, 2001
This is the first monograph in the series on Human-Animal Studies, published by Brill, Leiden and Boston.
Other research interests include the sociology of education, the social construction of social problems (eg animal cruelty, obesity, attrition in higher education and environmental problems) and interdisciplinary approaches to Human-Animal Studies (HAS).
Current research projects
A monograph: Animal Protection and the Ethics of Animal Rights Activism
I am currently working on 2 book projects:
- Liberating Animals: Welfare, Rights, Ethics & Action
- Education and Life Chances: Students, Workers, Citizens
- Learning and Teaching Guide on the animal rights movement in theory and practice, Sociology Compass, 6/2 (2012) pp 168-181
- "Animal Rights in Theory & Practice: A Review of the Sociological Literature", Sociology Compass Online Journal, Vol 6, No 2, pp 166-181, 2012
- Under consideration by Social Movement Studies; "The Live Animal Export Controversy in Australia: A Moral Crusade Made for the Mass Media"
- "'Go Boldly, Dream Large' : The Challenges Confronting Non-Traditional Students at University", Australian Journal of Education, 2011, 55/2, pp 115-131
- “'It’s a lot of hard work': The experiences of student-workers in university term-time employment”, The Australian Bulletin of Labour, 2011, Vol 37, No 1, pp. 33-50
- Animal Activism and Advocacy: Issues and Campaigns
(A collection of 11 articles and book chapters I’ve written for a Reader), Revised and Published, 2010
I have taught the following units at Monash:
- Introductory Sociology
- Sociology of Educating
- Social Movements and Change
- Theory and Practice in Sociology
- Global Sociology
- People & Other Animals
- Sociology of Deviance
- Environmental Sociology
Willing to supervise students interested in any of the following broad areas:
- Social movement theory, advocacy and activism
- Interdisciplinary work in Human-Animal Studies (HAS)
- Qualitative studies in the sociology of education
- Qualitative studies of social problems
Note: My Reader on Animal Activism and Advocacy analyses various animal rights campaigns and issues in the USA, the UK and Australia and is available FREE to prospective post-grad scholars and to students interested in studying either of the first two of the above topics.