Professor Martha Augoustinos

Professor Martha Augoustinos
  Org Unit Psychology
  Telephone +61 8 8313 4627
  Location Floor/Room 5 21 ,  Hughes Building ,   North Terrace

I completed my PhD in 1992 at the University of Adelaide on social representations theory under the supervision of Professor Mike Innes. My main research focus has been in the relatively new field of discourse and social psychology. My most significant contribution to the field in the last ten years has been to re-theorise and empirically examine traditional social psychological topics from a discursive psychological framework. This has included topics such as race, gender, prejudice, social identity and social exclusion. I have been strongly influenced by many of my postgraduate students who have dragged me kicking and screaming into the 'real world' to examine issues such as the crisis in foster care (Assoc Prof Damien Riggs), refugees and asylum seekers (Dr Clemence Due, Dr Scott Hason-Easey, Dr Danielle Every), child sexual abuse (Dr Kathy Fogarty), and climate change (Dr Peta Callaghan).

Journal Publications from 2010



Sorrentino J, Augoustinos M, 2016, 'I don't view myself as a woman politician, I view myself as a politician who's a woman': The discursive management of gender identity in political leadership., The British journal of social psychology / the British Psychological Society, - 10.1111/bjso.12138

de Heer N, Due C, Riggs DW, Augoustinos M, 2016, “It will be hard because I will have to learn lots of English”: experiences of education for children newly arrived in Australia, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29, 3, 297-319 10.1080/09518398.2015.1023232
Eate P, Beasley C, Papadelos P, Treagus M, Augoustinos M, 2016, Schooling the Public on Boys: the ongoing salience of the 'crisis' in boys' education in media representations, Feminist Media Studies, -
Worth A, Augoustinos M, Hastie B, 2016, "Playing the gender card": Media representations of Julia Gillards sexism and misogyny speech, Feminism & Psychology, 26, 1, 52-72 10.1177/0959353515605544
2015 Puvimanasinghe T, Denson LA, Augoustinos M, Somasundaram D, 2015, Narrative and silence: how former refugees talk about loss and past trauma, Journal of Refugee Studies, 28, 1, 69-92 10.1093/jrs/feu019
Puvimanasinghe T, Denson LA, Augoustinos M, Somasundaram D, 2015, Vicarious resilience and vicarious traumatisation: experiences of working with refugees and asylum seekers in South Australia, Transcultural Psychiatry, 52, 6, 743-765 10.1177/1363461515577289
Lueck K, Due C, Augoustinos M, 2015, Neoliberalism and nationalism: representations of asylum seekers in the Australian mainstream news media, Discourse and Society, 26, 5, 608-629 10.1177/0957926515581159
2014 Due C, Riggs D, Augoustinos M, 2014, Research with children of migrant and refugee backgrounds: a review of child-centered research methods, Child Indicators Reseach, 7, 1, 209-227 10.1007/s12187-013-9214-6
Hanson-Easey S, Augoustinos M, Moloney G, 2014, 'They're all tribals': Essentialism, context and the discursive representation of Sudanese refugees, DISCOURSE & SOCIETY, 25, 3, 362-382 10.1177/0957926513519536
Puvimanasinghe T, Denson LA, Augoustinos M, Somasundaram D, 2014, "Giving back to society what society gave us": altruism, coping, and meaning making by two refugee communities in South Australia, Australian Psychologist, 49, 5, 313-321 10.1111/ap.12065
2013 Howson R, Beasley C, Augoustinos M, 2013, Men/Masculinities: new directions in Australian theory and practice, Australian Feminist Studies, 75, 27, 2-6 10.1080/08164649.2012.758025
. A, Bi P, Williams S, Grant J, Walker I, Augoustinos M, 2013, Awareness of and attitudes towards heat waves within the context of climate change among a cohort of residents in Adelaide, Australia, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10, 1, 1-17 10.3390/ijerph10010001
Augoustinos M, 2013, Discourse analysis in psychology: what's in a name?, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 10, 3, 244-248 10.1080/14780887.2012.741511
. A, Bi P, Williams S, Saniotis A, Walker I, Augoustinos M, 2013, Engaging stakeholders in an adaptation process: governance and institutional arrangements in heat-health policy development in Adelaide, Australia, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 18, 7, 1001-1018 10.1007/s11027-012-9404-4
Fogarty K, Augoustinos M, Kettler L, 2013, Re-thinking rapport through the lens of progressivity in investigative interviews into child sexual abuse, Discourse Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of text and talk, 15, 4, 395-420 10.1177/1461445613482429
. A, Bi P, Williams S, Grant J, Walker I, Augoustinos M, 2013, Heat waves and climate change: applying the health belief model to identify predictors of risk perception and adaptive behaviours in Adelaide, Australia, International Journal of Research and Public Health, 10, 6, 2164-2184 10.3390/ijerph10062164
Callaghan P, Augoustinos M, 2013, Reified versus consensual knowledge as rhetorical resources for debating climate change, Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, 26, 3, 11-38
Every D, Augoustinos M, 2013, Hard hearts: a critical look at liberal humanitarianism in refugee support movements, Refugee Review, 1, 1, 58-66
2012 Matthews N, Augoustinos M, 2012, 'I don't believe in discrimination but... this is just too far': political discourse in the Australian marriage equality debate, Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 3, 1, 128-141
Hanson-Easey S, Augoustinos M, 2012, Narratives from the neighbourhood: The discursive construction of integration problems in talkback radio, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 16, 1, 28-55 10.1111/j.1467-9841.2011.00519.x
Augoustinos M, Tileaga C, 2012, Twenty five years of discursive psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 3, 405-412 10.1111/j.2044-8309.2012.02096.x
Akompab D, Bi P, Williams S, Saniotis A, Walker I, Augoustinos M, 2012, Climate change, community understanding and emotional responses to the impacts of heat waves in Adelaide, International Journal of Climate Change, 4, 2, 109-126
Hastie B, Augoustinos M, 2012, Rudd's apology to the stolen generations: challenging self-sufficient arguments in "race" discourse, Australian Psychologist, 47, 2, 118-126 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00021.x
Augoustinos M, De Garis S, 2012, 'Too black or not black enough': Social identity complexity in the political rhetoric of Barack Obama, European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 5, 564-577 10.1002/ejsp.1868
2011 Augoustinos M, Hastie B, Wright M, 2011, Apologizing for historical injustice: Emotion, truth and identity in political discourse, Discourse & Society, 22, 5, 507-531 10.1177/0957926511405573
Hanson-Easey S, Augoustinos M, 2011, Complaining about humanitarian refugees: The role of sympathy talk in the design of complaints on talkback radio, Discourse and Communiction, 5, 3, 247-271 10.1177/1750481311405588
2010 Augoustinos M, Every D, 2010, Accusations and denials of racism: Managing moral accountability in public discourse, Discourse & Society, 21, 3, 251-256 10.1177/0957926509360650
Riggs D, Delfabbro P, Augoustinos M, 2010, Foster fathers and carework: engaging alternate forms of parenting, Fathering, 8, 1, 24-36 10.3149/fth.0801.24
Hanson-Easey S, Augoustinos M, 2010, Out of Africa: Accounting for refugee policy and the language of causal attribution, Discourse & Society, 21, 3, 295-323 10.1177/0957926509360744
Augoustinos M, Crabb S, Shepherd R, 2010, Genetically modified food in the news: Media representations of the GM debate in the UK, Public Understanding of Science, 19, 1, 98-114 10.1177/0963662508088669
Kurz T, Augoustinos M, Crabb S, 2010, Contesting the 'national interest' and maintaining 'our lifestyle': A discursive analysis of political rhetoric around climate change, British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 3, 601-625 10.1348/014466609X481173


CategoriesPsychology & Psychiatry, Aboriginal & Indigenous Issues
ExpertiseRacism (psychology of; attitudes towards Aborigines, the race debate, the language of racism, political rhetoric on race); Aboriginal people and issues;
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