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McKenzie, Jordan J.

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

  • Co-Convenor - Contemporary Emotions Research Network

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Research Overview


  • Dr Jordan McKenzie completed his PhD at Flinders University and is now a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Wollongong. His research is largely informed by European social and critical theory, and these perspectives contribute to his current research in the sociology of emotion. In particular, Jordan’s work critically engages with the current cultural fascination with happiness and the good life in order to better understand how emotional experience reflects modernization and social change. This research has culminated in his most recent monograph Deconstructing Happiness: Critical Sociology and the Good Life (2016).

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Social and Critical theory
    • The Sociology of Emotion
    • Happiness and the Good Life

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Cyber-deviance: online (in)appropriateness, troll communities and the use of irony/satire Smith, Vern
    Doctor of Philosophy Anthro-zooecological Geographies of Île de la Réunion: Understanding Local Perceptions of Nonhuman Animals and Their Roles in Natural and Cultural Heritage Management through Landscape Analysis and Ethnography McClung, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy Can online applications alleviate offline loneliness? An analysis of the Meet-Up website Lui, Adrian
    Doctor of Philosophy Alternative Potentials for a Progressive Future: An Ethnographic Study of Artistic and Anti-Consumer Communities Bosworth, Christie

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Jordan McKenzie completed his PhD at Flinders University and is now a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Wollongong. His research is largely informed by European social and critical theory, and these perspectives contribute to his current research in the sociology of emotion. In particular, Jordan’s work critically engages with the current cultural fascination with happiness and the good life in order to better understand how emotional experience reflects modernization and social change. This research has culminated in his most recent monograph Deconstructing Happiness: Critical Sociology and the Good Life (2016).

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Social and Critical theory
    • The Sociology of Emotion
    • Happiness and the Good Life

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Cyber-deviance: online (in)appropriateness, troll communities and the use of irony/satire Smith, Vern
    Doctor of Philosophy Anthro-zooecological Geographies of Île de la Réunion: Understanding Local Perceptions of Nonhuman Animals and Their Roles in Natural and Cultural Heritage Management through Landscape Analysis and Ethnography McClung, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy Can online applications alleviate offline loneliness? An analysis of the Meet-Up website Lui, Adrian
    Doctor of Philosophy Alternative Potentials for a Progressive Future: An Ethnographic Study of Artistic and Anti-Consumer Communities Bosworth, Christie
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