Jacqueline Laughland-Booy

Research Fellow in Sociology, Australian Catholic University

Dr Jacqueline Laughland-Booÿ is a Research Fellow with the ‘Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland’ study at Australian Catholic University, Australia. Her research interests are in the fields of life-course studies and political sociology.


  • 2018–present
    Research fellow, Australian Catholic University
  • 2018–present
    Adjunct research fellow, Monash University
  • 2018–2018
    Research fellow, Monash University
  • 2016–2017
    Research associate, Monash University


  • 2016 
    Monash University, PhD


  • 2017
    Laughland-Booÿ, J, Skrbiš, Z and Tranter B 2017, ‘Narratives of nationhood: Young Australians’ concepts of nation and their attitudes towards ‘boat people’’. Journal of Sociology, 53(2), pp. 367-381.,
  • 2017
    Laughland-Booÿ, J, Skrbiš, Z and Newcombe P 2017, ‘Identity and intimacy: A qualitative longitudinal study of young Australians’. Journal of Adolescent Research. DOI: 10.1177/0743558416684959.,
  • 2017
    Laughland-Booÿ, J, Newcombe P and Skrbiš Z 2017, ‘Looking forward: Career identity formation and the temporal orientations of young Australians’. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 101, pp. 43-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.005.,
  • 2016
    Laughland-Booÿ, J, Skrbiš, Z and Tranter, B 2016, ‘Crossing boundaries: Understanding the pro-asylum narratives of young Australians’, Ethnicities, 16(5), pp.752-769.,
  • 2015
    Laughland-Booÿ, J, Mayall, M and Skrbiš, Z 2015, ‘Whose choice? Young people, career choices and reflexivity re-examined’, Current Sociology, 63(4), pp. 586-603.,
  • 2014
    Laughland-Booÿ, J, Skrbiš, Z and Tranter, B 2014, ‘Toleration or trust? Investigating the acceptance of ‘boat people’ among young Australians’, Australian Journal of Social Issues 49(2), pp. 195-216.,

Professional Memberships

  • Career Development Association of Australia

Research Areas

  • Social Change (160805)
  • Education Policy (160506)
  • Race And Ethnic Relations (160803)