I am a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. My work is in critical femininity studies, and my projects include work on beauty culture, fan studies, feminist theory, and queer theory.
I have lectured and tutored in sociology and gender, sexuality and culture, and my background is philosophy, psychology and political science.
You can find more of my work in European Journal of Women’s Studies, Girlhood Studies, Sexualities, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Overland, The Conversation, Australian Feminist Studies, Australian Humanities Review, Writing from Below, Feminartsy, and more.
You should also check out my book, Queering Femininity: Feminism, Sexuality and the Politics of Presentation published with Routledge. Please contact me if you would like to know more about the zine that accompanies this book, or if you cannot get easy (or affordable) access. I also have a textbook introduction to queer theory, co-authored with Dr Whitney Monaghan (Monash) called Queer Theory Now: From Foundations to Futures, published in 2020 with Red Globe Press.
I am passionate about gender, feminism, queer theory and more, and am happy to give introductory talks at schools and events. I have also presented at the National Young Writer’s Festival, and am often part of panels (such as at The Wheeler Centre). If you would like to have me speak at your school or event, please let me know via the details on my University of Melbourne page.
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