Hons (Philosophy), University of Ljubljana
Hons (Sociology of Culture), University of Ljubljana
PhD (Sociology), Flinders University


Vice-Provost (Graduate Education), Monash University, 2014 - Present
PVC (Research and Research Training), Monash University, 2013 - 2014
Dean of UQ Graduate School, The University of Queensland, 2009 - 2012
Professor, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2007 - 2009
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2005 - 2007
Lecturer, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2001 - 2004
Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Science, QUT, 1996 - 2000
Associate Lecturer, School of Social Science, QUT, 1995 – 1996

Professional activities:

Honorary Professor in Sociology, The University of Queensland
Honorary Professor, Monash-Warwick
Fulbright Ambassador
Member of Editorial Advisory Board - Journal of Intercultural Studies
Member of Editorial Board - Przestrzeń Społeczna (Social Space)
Member of Editorial Board  - Družboslovne Razprave
Member - Slovene Sociological Association
Member - American Sociological Association
Member - ISA Research Committee on Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations, International Sociological Association
Board Member, IITB-Monash Research Academy
Board Member, Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network and Training Program
Board Member, Monash Food and Agriculture Initiative Advisory Board
Board Member, MAXIMA (The Monash Academy for Cross & Interdisciplinary Mathematical Applications)

Research interests:
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Migration, ethnicity and nationalism
  • Life pathways
  • Globalisation and culture
Representative Grants:

Skrbiš, Z., Tranter, B., Parsell, C. (2016-2019) ARC Discovery (DP160100360) Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland: Waves 6 and 7 of a Longitudinal Study $ 649,800

Skrbiš, Z., Tranter, B., Bean, C., (2013-2015), ARC Discovery (DP130101490) Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland: Waves 4 and 5 of a Longitudinal Study $542,389

Woodward, I. Skrbiš, Z. (2013-15), ARC Discovery (DP130100283) Cosmopolitan Encounters in Contemporary Australia, $404,478

Woodward, I., Skrbiš, Z., Holton, R (2011), Academy of the Social Sciences, Australian and International Perspectives on the Cosmopolitan Civil Sphere, $13,730

Skrbiš Z., Western, M., Tranter, B., Hogan, D. (2005-2007), ARC Discovery (DP0557667) Social Futures, Orientations and Identities of Young People in Queensland, $150,000

Skrbiš, Z. and Western, M. (2008-2011), ARC Discovery (DP0878781) Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland: Waves 2 and 3 of Longitudinal Study, $430,000

Cheshire, L., Lawrence, G. and Skrbiš, Z., Woods, M.J. (2009-2011), ARC Discovery (DP0984753) Globally Engaged: Responses to Neoliberal Globalization among Family Farmers in Australia, $180,000

Mansouri, F., Skrbiš, Z., Francis, S. and Guerra, C. (2009-2012), ARC Linkage (LP0989182). Partner organisations: The Australian Red Cross and The Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues. Social Networks, Belonging and Active Citizenship among Migrant Youth in Australia, $317,000

Representative publications:

Laughland-Booÿ, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (Forthcoming) ‘Navigating the negative: Hearing the anti-asylum perspective’. SAGE Research Methods Cases.

Skrbiš, Z. (Forthcoming) ‘Hopelessly Adrift? Cosmopolitanism, global citizenship, and moral commitment’, in I. Woodward, I and Emontspool, J. (eds) Cosmopolitanism, Markets and Consumption. A Critical Perspective. Palgrave.
Laughland-Booÿ, J., Newcombe P. and Skrbiš Z. (2017) ‘Looking forward: Career identity formation and the temporal orientations of young Australians’. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 101, pp. 43-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.005.

Smith, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2017) ‘A social inequality of motivation? The relationship between beliefs about academic success and young people's educational attainment’. British Educational Research Journal. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3272.

Laughland-Booÿ, J, Skrbiš, Z and Tranter B. (2017) ‘Narratives of nationhood: Young Australians’ concepts of nation and their attitudes towards ‘boat people’’. Journal of Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/1440783317704991.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Newcombe P. (2017) ‘Identity and intimacy: A qualitative longitudinal study of young Australians. Journal of Adolescent Research. DOI: 10.1177/0743558416684959.

Tomaszewski, W., Smith, J., Parsell, C., Tranter, B., Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. (2016) ‘Young, anchored and free? Examining the dynamics of early housing pathways in Australia’. Journal of Youth Studies. DOI:10.1080/13676261.2016.1273520.

Høy-Petersen, N., Woodward, I. and Skrbiš, Z. (2016) ‘Gender performance and cosmopolitan practice: Exploring gendered frames of openness and hospitality’, Sociological Review, 64(4): 970-986.

Plage, S., Willing, I., Woodward, I. and Skrbiš, Z. (2016) ‘Australianness as fairness: Implications for cosmopolitan encounters’ Journal of Sociology, DOI:10.1177/1440783316667641.

Plage, S., Willing, I., Woodward, I. and Skrbiš, Z (2016) ‘Cosmopolitan encounters: Reflexive engagements and the ethics of sharing’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1178788.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Tranter B. (2016) ‘Crossing boundaries: Understanding the pro-asylum narratives of young Australians’, Ethnicities, 16(5): 752-769.

Smith, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2016) ‘Arenas of comfort and conflict: Peer relationship events and young people’s educational attainment’, Journal of Youth Studies, 19(5): 646-664.

Skrbiš, Z. (2015) ‘Transnational families: Theorizing migration, emotion and belonging’, pp. 231-246 in O.B. Jensen (ed.) Mobilities: Critical Concepts in Built Environment. London: Routledge.

Skrbiš, Z and Smith J. (2015) ‘Ethnicity and belonging’, pp. 270-291 in J. Germov and Poole, M. (eds) Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, 3rd edn. Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin.

Smith, J., Hewitt, B. and Skrbiš, Z. (2015) ‘Digital socialization: Young people’s changing value orientations towards internet use between adolescence and early adulthood’. Information, Communication & Society, 18(9): 1022-1038.

Karimshah, A., Chiment, M. and Skrbiš, Z. (2014) ‘The mosque and social networks: The case of Muslim youth in Brisbane’, Social Inclusion, 2(2): 38-46.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Mayall, M. and Skrbiš, Z. (2014) ‘Whose choice? Young people, career choices and reflexivity re-examined’, Current Sociology, 63(4): 586-603.

Tranter, B. and Skrbiš, Z. (2014) ‘Political and social divisions over climate change among young Queenslanders’, Environment and Planning, A 46:1638-1651.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Tranter, B. (2014) ‘Toleration or trust: Investigating the acceptance of ‘boat people’ among young Australians’, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49(2): 195-216.

Smith, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Western, M. (2013) ‘Beneath the digital native myth: Understanding young Australians’ online time use’, Journal of Sociology, 49(1): 97-118.

Skrbiš, Z., Woodward, I. and Bean, C. (2013) ‘Seeds of cosmopolitan future? Young people and their aspirations for future mobility’, Journal of Youth Studies, 17(5): 614-625.

Skrbiš, Z. and Woodward, I. (2013) Cosmopolitanism: Uses of the Idea, SAGE: London.

Cheshire, L., Willing, I. and Skrbiš, Z. (2013) ‘Unrecognised cosmopolitans: Mobility and openness among globally engaged family farmers’, Mobilities, 9(1): 84-103.

Smith, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Western, M. (2013) ‘Beneath the digital native myth: Understanding young Australians’ online time use’, Journal of Sociology, 49(1): 97-118.

Skrbiš, Z. and Chiment, M. (2012) ‘The Islamic veil and the limits of legislative intervention’, pp. 157-170 in F. Mansouri and V. Marotta (eds) Muslims in the West and Challenges of Belonging. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Woodward, I., and Skrbiš, Z. (2012) ‘Performing cosmopolitanism’, pp.127-137 in G. Delanty (ed.) Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies. London: Routledge.

Skrbiš, Z., Western M., Tranter, B., Hogan D., Coates, R., Smith, J., Hewitt, B. and Mayall, M. (2011) ‘Expecting the unexpected: Young people’s expectations about marriage and family’, Journal of Sociology, 48(1): 63-83.

Skrbiš, Z. (2011) ‘Ethnicity and belonging’, pp. 250-270 in J. Germov and M. Poole (eds), Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, 2nd edn. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

Skrbiš, Z. and Woodward, I. (2011) ‘Cosmopolitan openness’, pp. 53-68 in M. Novicka and M. Rovisco (eds), The Ashgate Companion to Cosmopolitanism. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Thomas, M. and Skrbiš, Z. (2011) ‘Assessing interdisciplinary programs’, pp. 139-143 in Council of Graduate Schools, Global Perspectives on Measuring Quality. Proceedings of the 2010 Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education. Washington: CGS.

Tranter, B. and Skrbiš, Z. (2009) ‘Trust and confidence: A study of young Queenslanders’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 44(4): 659-678.

Kendall, G., Woodward, I. and Skrbiš, Z. (2009) The Sociology of Cosmopolitanism. London: Palgrave.

Calcutt, L., Woodward, I. and Skrbiš, Z. (2009) ‘Conceptualising otherness: An exploration of the cosmopolitan schema’, Journal of Sociology, 45(2): 169-185.

Barr, M. D. and Skrbiš, Z. (2008) Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project. NIAS Press: Copenhagen.

Kendall, G., Skrbiš, Z. and Woodward, I. (2008) ‘Cosmopolitanism, the nation-state and imaginative realism’, Journal of Sociology, 44(4): 401-417.

Woodward, I., Skrbiš, Z. and Bean, C. (2008) ‘Attitudes toward globalization and cosmopolitanism: Cultural diversity, personal consumption and the national economy’, British Journal of Sociology, 59(2): 207-226.

Skrbiš, Z. (2008) ‘Transnational families: Theorising migration, emotions, and belonging’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 29(3): 231-246.

Skrbiš, Z. and Woodward, I. (2007) ‘The ambivalence of ordinary cosmopolitanism: Investigating the limits of cosmopolitan openness’, The Sociological Review, 55 (4): 730-747.

Svašek, M. and Skrbiš, Z. (2007) ‘Passions and powers: Emotions and globalisation’, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 14(3): 367-383.

Ramirez, M., Skrbiš, Z. and Emmison, M. (2007) ‘Transnational family reunions as lived experience: Narrating a Salvadoran autoethnography’, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 14 (3): 411-431.

Skrbiš, Z., Baldassar, L. and Poynting, S. (2007) ‘Introduction – Negotiating belonging: Migration and generations’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 28(5): 261-269.

Skrbiš, Z. (2007) ‘From migrants to pilgrim tourists: Diasporic imagining and visits to Medjugorje’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 33(2): 313-329.

Skrbiš, Z. (2007) ‘Mobilised Croatian diaspora: Its role in homeland politics and war’, pp. 218-237, in H. Smith and P Stares (eds), Diasporas in Conflict: Peacemakers or Peace Wreckers? New York: United Nations University Press.

O’Flaherty, M., Skrbiš, Z. and Tranter, B. (2007) ‘Home visits: Transnationalism among Australian immigrants’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30(5): 817-844.

Skrbiš, Z. (2006) ‘Australians in Guantanamo Bay: Gradations of citizenship and the politics of belonging’, pp. 176 -190, in N. Yuval-Davis, N. et al. (eds), The Situated Politics of Belonging. London: SAGE.

Skrbiš, Z. (2006) ‘‘The first Europeans’ Fantasy of Slovenian venetologists: Emotions and nationalist imaginings’, pp. 138-158 in M. Svašek (ed.) Postsocialism: Politics and Emotions in Central Eastern Europe. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Skrbiš, Z. (2005) ‘The idea of the ‘chosen people’ and the apparitions of the Virgin Mary: The case of Medjugorje’, Nations and Nationalism, 11(3): 443-461.

Skrbiš, Z., Kendall G. and Woodward, I. (2004) ‘Locating cosmopolitanism: Between humanist ideal and grounded social category’, Theory, Culture and Society, 21(6): 115-136.

Skrbiš, Z. and Germov, J. (2004) ‘Most influential books in Australian sociology (1963-2003)’, Journal of Sociology, 40(2): 282-303.