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Alphia Possamai-Inesedy

Professor of Sociology, Western Sydney University

Alphia Possamai-Inesedy is a Professor of Sociology at Western Sydney University. She is the current Chair of Academic Senate, President of the Australian Sociological Association and recent Director of Sydney City Campus. She is the Springer co-editor for the series ‘Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Social Scientific approach’. Alphia was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sociology (2013- end of 2016) as well as the co-creator of the Risk Societies Thematic Group within the Australian Sociological Association. Her recent work includes: The Digital Social: Religion and Belief (2019); as well as upcoming books on Digital Methods and an edited volume on Health sociology (Sage and Pearson). Alphia is currently involved in ongoing research that focuses on higher education, risk society, religion, digital sociology and methodologies.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of sociology , Western Sydney University


  • 2006 
    Western Sydney University , PhD/ sociology