Research Stream

Ann Brooks

Professor Ann Brooks (FAcSS) is a full term International Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) for the duration of the grant 2011‒2018. Ann was Professor of Sociology and Head of Research and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University and is currently a Visiting Professor at Australian Catholic University 2018‒19. She is working with Professor Bryan Turner at the Institute of Religion, Politics and Society on the submission of an application for an ARC Centre of Excellence for the Study of Citizenship and Civility in Public Culture. Ann has recently completed a new book, Women, Politics and the Public Sphere (University of Bristol/ Policy Press, 2019) and is working on her latest book Love and Intimacy in Contemporary Society: Love in an International Context (Routledge, 2019).

She was a appointed as Professor of Sociology at Bournemouth University in 2015; was a Visiting Professor at Plymouth University in 2014; a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (2013); and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley 20112012.

She was appointed Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at The University of Adelaide in 2008 before becoming part of CHE. She is author of Academic Women (Open University Press, 1997); Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms (Routledge, 1997); Gendered Work in Asian Cities: The New Economy and Changing Labour Markets (Ashgate, 2006) and Gender and the Restructured University: Changing Management and Culture in Higher Education (with Alison Mackinnon) (Open University Press, 2001). Recent books include: Social Theory in Contemporary Asia: Intimacy, Reflexivity and Identity (Routledge, 2010); Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets (Routledge, 2011); Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and Identity (Palgrave 2012) (with Ruth Simpson); Emotions and Social Change. Historical and Sociological Perspectives, co-edited with David Lemmings (Routledge, 2014); Popular Culture, Global Intercultural Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Consumption, Cities and States: Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities (with Lionel Wee) (Anthem Press, 2014); Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity (Routledge, 2017). Current books in press and forthcoming are Women, Politics and the Public Sphere (Policy Press, forthcoming 2019); and Love and Intimacy in Contemporary Society: Love in an International Context (Routledge, forthcoming 2019).

Contact

Ann.Brooks@acu.edu.au

Research

Publications

Brooks, A. Love and Intimacy in Contemporary Society: Love in an International Context. New York/ London: Routledge, forthcoming Nov 2019.

Brooks, A. Women, Politics and the Public Sphere. Bristol: Policy Press, 2019.

Brooks, A. Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity. Foreword by David Konstan (NYU). New York/London: Routledge, 2017 (paperback forthcoming 2019).

Lemmings, D. and A. Brooks, eds. Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Brooks, A. ‘"The Affective Turn" in the Social Sciences and the Gendered Nature of Emotions: Theorizing Emotions in the Social Sciences from 1800 to the Present'. In Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives, edited by D. Lemmings and A. Brooks. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Lemmings, D. and A. Brooks. 'Introduction: the Emotional Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences'. In Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives, edited by D. Lemmings and A. Brooks. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Brooks, A. and R. Simpson. Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and Identity. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 207pp.

Brooks, A. and T. Devasahayam. Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets ‒ Asian and Western Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2010 (paperback, 2013; e-book, 2014).

Conference Papers (refereed) and Chairing

Conference Chairing 

July 2018 International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology (ISA), 1521 July 2018, Toronto, Sessions Chair for following sessions:

  • ‘Modern Slavery’: Women, Violence, Exploitation and Vulnerability in the Politics of Human Trafficking in the United States and Globally
  • 'Cross-generational and International Networking for Junior/Early Career and RC32 Scholars'  

July 2016 International Sociological Association (ISA), University of Vienna, 10‒14 July 2016: ‘Gender, Precarity and Sexuality in Neoliberal Society: the Influence of Lauren Berlant'.

August 2015 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 22‒25 August 2015: ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape: Sex and the Politics of Organisational Identity in the United States'.

June 2014 Gender, Work and Organization, 8th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference, 24‒26 June, Keele University, Title of Paper: ‘Organizational Image and the Emotional Labour of Organisations: Intimacy, Identity and the Politics of Privacy in Organisations’.

April 2013 British Sociological Association Conference, 3‒5 April 2013 London, ‘"California Dreamin": Gender, Violence and  Heteronormativity in Immigration Narratives for Migrants in California’. Paper accepted  for the Sociology of Rights Stream.