Robert van Krieken

Robert van Krieken

Robert van Krieken is Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin, formerly Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney. Before his move to Dublin, he established and developed a programme in socio-legal studies at the University of Sydney.

He has published on a range of socio-legal topics, including the relationship between law and social science, and the long-term shifts in parent-child relationships underpinning recent shifts in the law regarding post-separation child custody.

He has also written on the history of child welfare, the stolen generations, and the question of cultural genocide. His books include Children and the State (Allen & Unwin) and Norbert Elias (Routledge), and he is the lead author of Sociology (Pearson), the key Australian sociology text.