Ariadne Vromen is Professor of Political Sociology, and her research interests include: political participation, social movements, advocacy organisations, digital politics, and young people and politics. Ariadne has completed extensive research on young people’s political engagement, including a comparative project on social media use in Australia, the UK and USA; and co-authoring a policy report for the Australian National Youth Affairs Research Scheme. She is currently completing a book on digital citizenship and new advocacy organisations. In 2016 she starts a new project Crowdsourcing Political Engagement that looks at the growth of online petitioning and donations sites.
She has also co-authored several texts on Australian politics, including Powerscape: Contemporary Australian Politics.
Ariadne is a founding member of the Worldwide Universities Network group, Networking Young Citizens; and co-directs the Australian Political Studies Association Research Group, Political Organisations and Participation.
Ariadne is an enthusiastic political science teacher, and has won a Vice Chancellor’s award for Outstanding Teaching; and, after nomination by her colleagues, a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Mentoring award.¿
Ariadne was an academic staff elected Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate (2011-2013); and an NTEU National Councillor (2006-2011). She is currently the FASS Director of Research Development for Social Sciences.
She has successfully supervised Higher Degree Research students with varied topics, and particularly welcomes enquiries from future students interested in digital politics, and any area of citizen engagement.