SSSHARC’s mission is to advance landmark research in the humanities and social sciences. Based in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, we work with University of Sydney researchers to turn great ideas into landmark outcomes for both theory and practice. SSSHARC develops and supports a diverse range of advanced research, with an emphasis on innovative and collaborative approaches to solving problems through humanities and social sciences research, and beyond.

Professor Nick Enfield

Director, Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC)

Professor Nick Enfield

Nick Enfield is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney and Director of the Sydney Social Science and Humanities Advanced Research Centre. He is head of a Research Excellence Initiative on The Crisis of Post-Truth Discourse. His research on language, culture, cognition and social life is based on long term field work in mainland Southeast Asia, especially Laos. His recent books include Natural Causes of Language (2014), The Utility of Meaning (2015), Distributed Agency (2016), and How We Talk (2017).


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