The School has an active research program.
- Anthropology and Sociology – we apply cultural theories and ethnographic research to the exploration of religions, politics, kinship, gender, education, health, migration, landscapes and the media
- Archaeology – our research covers archaeology in Australia, Asia and Europe, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous archaeology.
- Asian Studies – we research a range of contemporary and historical topics as well as languages.
- Media and Communication – we cover a broad range of communications issues encompassing new technologies, screen studies, and politics and mass media.
- Linguistics – our staff and students are involved in theoretical research and practical projects exploring linguistics.
- Political Science and International Relations – Our research spans electoral behaviour, international relations, political theory, political institutions and public administration.
- Centre for Muslim States and Societies provides a venue for exploring and promoting moderate voices in Islam and Muslim societies.
- Centre for Rock Art + Management aspires to be a focal point for research and conservation activities into Indigenous rock art.
- The Mobilities and Belonging Initiative Incorporating perspectives from Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Geography, History, Health, and more, MoB draws upon a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques, to investigate how movement generates new forms of subjectivity and new political formations, new uses of space, new forms and imaginings of emplacement and social transformations more generally. We seek to understand and address some of the most urgent social, cultural, political and economic questions of our era.
- Africa Research Cluster a new initiative to develop coordinate and promote high-quality, relevant and ethical Africa related research at UWA, including early career academic and postgraduate research.