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About Dr Angela Coco

Dr Angela Coco CELTA(Cam), DipT(BCAE), BA(Hons)(UQ), PhD(UQ)
Research undertaken with refuguees in community development settings, in higher education organization and teaching, and new religious and spiritual sensibilities particularly in Catholicism and the Pagan movement. Interests focus on cultural and organisational change, particularly the ways these are affected by the diffusion of information and communication technologies. Currently, my direction in community engaged scholarship examines issues related to settling refugees in the Northern Rivers Region. I expect to broaden our cultural competence repertoires by examining issues to do with cultural communication and integration.
Feminist theories and methodological issues inform my research processes. I have experience in a wide range of research methods including; in-depth Sense-making interviewing (Dervin 1999), questionnaire design and analysis, phenomenological ethnography, participatory action research, multi-methods and focus groups. My interdisciplinary approach is unified by research and publications that explore issues of power, gender, identity and community.
I took up my lecturing position with the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University in January 2004. My doctorate was awarded in the sociology of religion at the University of Queensland in 1999 for the thesis titled 'Catholics' meaning-making in critical situations' which was published as a book entitled 'Catholics, conflicts and choices: an exploration of power relations in the Catholic church' in March, 2013 with Acumen.
Prior to my current position, I acquired ten years lecturing experience at The University of Queensland and the Australian Catholic University teaching introductory sociology, sociology of religion, work, the family, qualitative and quantitative methods, and women's studies.


2004 - Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3038
Mobile: 0410 685 250


Journal articles (14)

Books (2)

Book chapters (6)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Conferences (39)