Ben is a sociologist within the School of Education, Flinders University. He teaches about social change, globalisation and cultural relations in Education, in developing and developed contexts.
His main research interest is militarism in Australia. The overarching concern is civil military relations: how do we maintain the integrity of the civil military divide in a changing world. This also extends to the militarisation of schooling and curriculum.
His research covers military msculinities and whiteness within Australian militarism. He is currently developing the field of military criminology from Flinders University.
Ben also work on the history of camouflage and its adaption to the field of discourse and cultural politics.
Ben is a member of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Australian Peacekeepers and Peacekeeping Veterans Association (APPVA).
Senior lecturer, Flinders University
Policy Officer, SA Health Commission and DECS
Private Infantry and Corporal MP, Australian Regular Army
Flinders University, Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
Flinders University, PhD Sociology
Flinders University, BA Hons
Brotherhood: Homosociality, Totality and Military Subjectivity, Australian Feminist Studies Journal
What Does the White Man Want? What Australian Masculinities and Aboriginal Reconciliation, Lambert Publishing
Sociology, the Military and Civil-Military Relations: an under-explored field, TASA
The Pact: Sex Skype and the Bonds of Men, Citizenship and Globalisation Research Papers
Cultural Camouflage: The ADF on Trouble in the Ranks, TASA
Camouflage: how the visual arts and sociology make sense of the military, TASA
Culture and Education, Pearson Australia
Whose Reconciliation? Conservative white Australian masculinities and their struggle for white Australia, Intersections: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Australasian Studies
(Un)masking hegemony: militarism, white masculinity and the logic of contemporary empire, International Journal of Critical Psychology
What is whiteness? Authenticity, dominance, identity, Placing Race and Locating Whiteness
Mogan Hunts and Pig Nights: The Making of the Arms Corps Soldier, TASA
What does the white man want?: white masculinities and aboriginal reconciliation, Manning the Millennium