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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Environmental sociology
  • Health, well-being, culture and lifestyle
  • Media, communication & science/technology studies
  • Social inequality

Personal profile

Dr. Angela T. Ragusa is a sociologist who critically examines social change in complex societies, locally and internationally, using qualitative and quantitative research methods. She researches challenges relating to the environment, consumerism, mental/physical health & well-being, communication, sustainability, and animals. How culture/sub-cultures affect social/self identity and exploring how/why individuals negotiate the systemic influence of social systems/social institutions (i.e. media, science, education and health) to produce change (i.e. legislative, community, policy, personal) are key areas of interest.

Professional Information

Editorial roles for Journals:

  • Rural Society (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Sustainability (Editorial Reviewer Board member)
  • Information Resource Management Journal (Editorial Reviewer Board member)
  • Open Communication Journal (Editorial Advisory Board member)

Editorial roles for Conferences:

  • International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (Invited Guest Speaker, Reviewer & Technical Committee Member)
  • SEGRA (Special Edition Guest Editor)

Teaching

Subject Coordination & Teaching 

  • Introductory Sociology
  • Gender, Family & Society
  • Community Analysis
  • Media, Communication & Globalisation
  • Environment & Society
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Politics & Policy
  • Advanced Social Research Methods
  • Sociological Theory
  • Advantaced Social Theory
  • Policy, Power & Social Action
  • Gender Relations
  • Gender & Science
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Sociology Honours Research
  • Sociology Dissertation Research (PhD)

Education/Academic qualification

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2003

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

19952002

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2000

St Francis College

1993

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • Reimagining selves, Liminal tourism spaces as sites for lifestyle migration. An exploration of the reflexive narratives of tourism business owners in Niseko, Japan.

    Nelson, K., Black, R., Bamberry, L. & Ragusa, A. T., 2019, CAUTHE 2019: Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality & Events in a Disruptive Digital Age. Central Queensland University Australia, p. 508-511 4 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

    The storied self in tourism spaces: Qualitative narrative methodology as a framework for understanding self-identity in Niseko, Japan

    Nelson, K., Ragusa, A. & Black, R., 2018, CAUTHE 2018: Get Smart: Paradoxes and Possibilities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Education and Research: Proceedings of the 28th CAUTHE conference. Australia: University of Newcastle, p. 257-268 12 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

  • To Buy or not to uy? Perceptions of bottled drinking water in Australia and New Zealand

    Ragusa, A. T. & Crampton, A., Oct 2016, In : Human Ecology. 44, 5, p. 565-576 12 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review