Dr Nicholas Hookway is a cultural sociologist at the University of Tasmania. Nick’s principle research interests are morality and social change, social theory and online research methods. He is one of the first sociologists to do empirical work on kindness and how this is being shaped by wider social changes, including generational change. Nick has published recently in the top-ranking journals Sociology and British Journal of Sociology and his book Everyday Moralities: Doing it Ourselves in an Age of Uncertainty (Routledge) is forthcoming in 2017. Nick makes frequent contributions to the local and national media, including The Conversation, The Age and The New Daily.
Nick is current co-convenor of the The Australian Sociological Association Cultural Sociology Thematic Group and is an Associate Editorial Board member of the journal Sociology. Nick was a visiting fellow in 2016 at the Bauman Institute (University of Leeds, UK) and Manchester Metropolitan University (2016) and was awarded the 2016 University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Community Engagement.