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 and globalization. His work has appeared in leading international journals such as in Sociology, Time & Society, and Technology in Society. He is editor, most recently, of a 4-volume major works series set on Sleep: Critical Concepts in Sociology (Routledge, 2017) and co-editor (with Anthony Elliott) of The Consequences of Global Disasters (Routledge, 2016). 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. Currently he is the Reviews Editor (with Associate Professor Katrine Hartmann-Petersen) of Applied Mobilities. With Dr Louis Everuss, Dr Hsu hosts and produces the Sociology of Everything podcast. This podcast aims to stimulate interest in sociological ideas by offering a sideways and engaging look at the wonders of sociology.