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Alphia Possamai-Inesedy

Associate Professor of sociology, Western Sydney University

Alphia Possamai-Inesedy is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Western Sydney University. She is 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. She has worked as an Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor of Academia and was responsible for the creation of the Master of Research at WSU (the first centralised degree of the University). Her recent work includes Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (with Henslin and Possamai, 2014, Pearsons); as well as upcoming books on Digital Methods (Sage and deGruyter). Alphia is currently involved in ongoing research that focuses on risk society, health, religion, and methodologies.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of sociology , Western Sydney University


  • 2006 
    Western Sydney University , PhD/ sociology