The Sociology of Everything podcast is created and hosted by Eric Hsu and Louis Everuss who are currently sociologists at the University of South Australia.* Each episode, the podcast aims to stimulate public interest in sociological ideas by spotlighting a notable work or idea in the field of sociology. Listeners of the podcast will know that Eric and Louis are always keen to highlight the comedic aspects of social theories and that they probably laugh at their own jokes too much.
*The opinions expressed in the Sociology of Everything podcast are that of the hosts and/or guest speakers. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else at UniSA or the institution at large.
Dr Eric L. Hsu is an Australian-based social scientist who specializes in the sociology of sleep, the sociology of time, the social analysis of automation and robotics, and the social theory of disasters. His work has appeared in leading international journals such as in Sociology, and Technology in Society. He is co-author, most recently, of Technosleep: Frontiers, Fictions, Futures, published in 2023 by Palgrave Macmillan. An article of his appearing in the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association was shortlisted for the 2018 SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence. Dr Hsu is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Justice & Society Academic Unit at the University of South Australia, where he also serves as a Research Platform Leader at the UniSA Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. More information about his work can be found on his personal website: www.ericlhsu.com
Dr Louis Everuss is a Research Associate and Coordinator at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of South Australia, where he also teaches across the sociology program. Dr Everuss’ primary research interests are located in the sociological study of mobilities, sovereignty, migration, globalization, political and media communication and climate change. His work has studied how systems of mobility are incorporated into representations of sovereign outsiders, and how public opinions of climate change are impacted by national context. His work has been published in Political Geography, the Journal of Sociology, Applied Mobilities, Borderlands, and the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.